Underdog Spread is the WTA Luxembourg Quarterfinals Top Tennis Pick

João Mourato

Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:01 PM UTC

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 9:01 PM UTC

Jankovic is the heavy favorite in her match against Doi however the Japanese won't go down without a fight. Find out the best play for tomorrow WTA Luxembourg quarterfinals.

Jelena Jankovic (5) vs Misaki Doi
Despite not playing an Indoor Hard Court tournament since October 2013, Jelena Jankovic had no problems in her first two matches this week. The Serbian had to flight almost 6000 miles after winning Hong Kong title last Sunday but that hasn’t affected her game level.

Jelena has been serving at very good level; this week is holding 85.0% of service games and has been extremely strong under pressure, saving 87.5% of break points she faced.

Misaki Doi ended her 5 games losing streak this week with a huge win over 4th seed, Andrea Petkovic. After more than 2:30 hours, the Japanese emerged victorious too book a place in 2nd round where she performed another upset against Denisa Allertova, this time in straight sets.

The fast game conditions in Luxembourg suit Doi’s high intensity game and counter punching skills. Misaki loves to hit the ball very early in order to take time from her opponents on the baseline.

Jelena won the two previous meetings, in 2014 won easily on Hard Court 6 – 1 6 – 2 however on Grass in 2012 Doi gave some more resistance with Jankovic wining 6 – 3 6 – 4.

The Serbian is the undeniable favorite for this contest but won’t be such an easy match. Doi is playing tremendous tennis, is loving the fast court conditions and will create problems to Jelena with her groundstrokes. Jankovic has been serving very well but on return hasn’t been that brilliant, this week only won 40.0% of return games while Doi is averaging 46.2% of games won on return.

Misaki tennis might not be enough for her to steal a set however she should put some resistance and we’ll add the value on her spread tennis odds to our tennis picks.

Tennis Pick: Misaki Doi +5.5 (-118) at Pinnacle

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