Top Tennis Picks for WTA Toronto Semifinals

Joao Mourato

Saturday, August 12, 2017 4:44 PM UTC

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017 4:44 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the WTA Toronto tournament. Find out our top women's tennis picks for the semifinals and why you should place these two valuable plays. 

Caroline Wozniacki (6) vs. Sloane Stephens

As we predicted in our WTA Toronto quarterfinals analysis, Karolina Pliskova couldn’t find the answer to Caroline Wozniacki’s exceptional defense. Despite slow start, the former world no.1 staged one of her best comebacks ever from 1 – 5 down to 7 – 5 in the opening set. Known as one of the greatest returners in tennis history, Wozniacki won 41.96% of the points on Pliskova’s serve. On the other hand, the 27-year-old Dane ended the match against Karolina with astonishing numbers – 29 winners and only 15 unforced errors.

Sloane Stephens’ dream comeback run continues in Toronto. Despite her lack of success in recent months, the former world no.11 is back to her best after almost one year away from competition due to a foot injury. Besides defeating Petra Kvitova and Angelique Kerber on this event, the American saved three match points in her quarterfinals match against Lucie Safarova. At the age of 24, Stephens is now just one win away from reaching her first final on the WTA Tour since April 2016 in Charleston.

This will be the 7th career meeting between these two players with Wozniacki leading on the h2h by 5 – 1. However, Stephens won their last encounter at the 2016 ASB Classic in Auckland by 6 – 2 7 – 6.

Despite Caroline’s brilliant results in 2017, it won’t be easy for the Dane to perform at her best after almost three hours on court yesterday against Pliskova. On the other hand, Sloane is always a dangerous opponent due to her tremendous firepower. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Stephens’ tennis betting odds by adding her set handicap to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Sloane Stephens +1.5 Set Handicap (-102)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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