Tennis Picks: Top Plays Of The Day For WTA French Open Day 9

Sunday, May 29, 2016 3:00 PM GMT

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the WTA French Open Day 9. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

Venus Williams (9) vs. Timea Bacsinszky (8)
It has been a very good week for the 2015 French Open semifinalist, Timea Bacsinszky, reaching this stage of the competition without dropping a single set. Timea is a very good clay court player with terrific defensive skills and using very often a tricky forehand slice to defend, which is extremely effective. Bacsinszky has been extremely solid on her serve throughout this event, she has been placing 82.2% first serve and winning 74.1% of her service games, while her career average on clay is 64.7% first serve in and 63.6% service hold.

Venus Williams is looking for her first appearance on the quarterfinals of this event since 2006. We picked Alize Cornet to win one set in the previous round, expecting Venus to experience some problems to maintain her intensity against such a good defender and that’s exactly what happened, with Williams winning by 7 – 6 1 – 6 6 – 0. It was impressive how Venus played after losing that 2nd set, with 10 winners and only 3 unforced errors on the third set.

This will be the third career meeting between these two players with Venus leading on h2h by 2 – 0. However, not only were those two matches played a few years ago, but they were also played on Hard Court.

It will be very hard for Williams to defeat this opponent on a clay court, Timea will return everything and turn this match into a physical battle. This is a good opportunity for Bacsinszky to achieve her first career victory over Venus and having said that, we recommend you to add her spread to your tennis picks as the best play for this contest.

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Free Tennis Pick: Timea Bacsinszky -3 -125
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

Kiki Bertens vs. Madison Keys (15)
We picked Madison Keys in our tournament preview as a value player to win her quarter at +650 and she’s now just two wins away from doing it. It has been a good tournament for Madison, especially the last game against a very dangerous opponent like Monica Puig, where she held her nerve on pressure points to win that contest by 7 – 6 6 – 3. This is already Keys’ best career result on this event but the American knows this is a great opportunity for her to reach the semifinals.

Kiki Bertens extended her winning streak to 10 games after a dramatic match against Darya Kasatkina, where the Dutch won by 6 – 2 3 – 6 10 – 8 after almost three hours on court. Bertens is for the second time on her career in the 4th round of a Grand Slam event, with her previous appearance also in Roland Garros in 2014, where she lost to Andrea Petkovic after winning the first set. Kiki will be looking for a better result this time, but it won’t be easy for her to perform at her best level on such an important match.

These two players will face each other for the first time on their careers and even though Kiki’s extraordinary run in the past weeks, this is probably the biggest match of her career. Madison already knows what it is to reach the latter stages of a Grand Slam event, with last year’s semifinals in Australia and quarterfinals in Wimbledon. Keys’ higher experience might be determinant on this match and for that reason, we suggest you to take advantage of the American’s tennis odds by placing a bet on her spread on this match.

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Free Tennis Pick: Madison Keys -3 -114
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle