Top Play For WTA Miami Semifinals - Venus Williams vs. Johanna Konta

Joao Mourato

Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:28 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017 2:28 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his WTA Miami Semifinals analysis. Find out our top tennis pick for this Thursday's action and why you should place this valuable bet.

Venus Williams (11) vs. Johanna Konta (10)

Johanna Konta became the first British player to reach the WTA Miami Open semifinals after an extraordinary comeback against the world no.5 – Simona Halep. It has been a terrific year for Johanna with an outstanding 20 – 4 record in 2017. Adding to this, Konta also won her 2nd career title earlier this season in Sydney. Known for her aggressive return to serve, Johanna generated 16 break points throughout the match against Halep. However, the world no.11 was only able to convert 25.00% of those chances.

As we predicted in our WTA Miami Open Quarterfinals Day 2 analysis, Angelique Kerber couldn’t find an answer to Venus Williams’ aggressive tennis. The three-time Miami Open champion continues her successful run in Key Biscayne with Williams reaching this stage of the competition without dropping a single set. Looking now at Venus’ numbers in the previous round against Kerber, the highlight clearly goes to her offensive game with Williams winning 21 out of 32 points at the net against one of the best defenders in the game.

These two players know each other well with Konta winning two of their previous three meetings.

Both players have been serving at a very high level on this tournament with Venus winning 85.00% of her service games while Konta only lost 12.80% of her overall service games in Miami. Therefore, it won’t be easy for any of them to break her opponent on this contest. Besides, a third set was required in two of their previous three encounters. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to follow the trend by adding the Over betting odds to your betting picks

Free Tennis Pick: Over 21.5 (-115)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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