With the main favorite out of the competition the motivation to reach the final is now higher. Find out who is the top play for WTA Guangzhou's semifinals.
With the main favorite out of the competition the motivation to reach the final is now higher. Find out who is the top play for WTA Guangzhou's semifinals
Jelena Jankovic (4) vs. Yanina Wickmayer
Jelena Jankovic looks for her first WTA title since Bogota 2013, this season she won a Challenger event some weeks ago also in China and this week has a great opportunity to lift the trophy after Simona Halep’s loss who wasn't clearly motivated for this event as we predicted in our tournament preview.
The Serbian defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6 – 2 7 – 5 in a very solid performance at quarterfinals. Jankovic was only broken once when she was serving for the match at 5 – 4 however she didn’t panic after losing her serve and won the next two game to close the match 7 – 5.
Yanina Wickmayer kept her winning streak after defeating Monica Niculescu 6 – 2 6 – 2 in a match where the Romanian wasn’t able to keep a high intensity and force Wickmayer to play longer rallies.
This was the 8th consecutive win for Yanina in two weeks and she’ll be looking for second straight final however will be an extremely tough match against Jankovic.
Jelena won the two previous meetings and is the favorite to be victorious once again, she likes to play against this hard hitters where her counter puncher skills and her backhand are extremely effective. Jankovic has also great shot placement and will force Wickmayer to move not allowing the Belgian to be in good position which should lead to many unforced errors from Yanina.
Too many matches lately for Wickmayer and against such an experienced and tough competitor like Jankovic she might not have enough on the tank for it. Clear value on Jelena’s tennis odds and we’ll add it to our tennis picks.
Tennis Pick: Jelena Jankovic at -132 at Pinnacle