WTA Australian Open - Best Plays For Day 7

Angelique Kerber celebrating

Saturday, January 21, 2017 4:33 PM GMT

Join us and find out our top betting selections for the WTA Australian Open Day 7. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/7tl8AOy1YrQ", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Angelique Kerber (1) vs. Coco Vandeweghe

The world no.1 and defending champion – Angelique Kerber – continues to pursue her second Australian Open title. After starting her campaign in Melbourne with two three-set battles, Kerber featured a much better performance in the 3rd round – dismissing Krystina Pliskova by 6 – 0 6 – 4. Even though Krystina is never an easy opponent due to her powerful serve, Angie ended the match with 53.33% points won on the Czech’s serve, breaking her opponent five times throughout the match.

Coco Vandeweghe is for the first time in the 4th round of the Australian Open after an epic battle against Eugenie Bouchard. Even though Eugenie seemed to be the better player for most of the match, the Canadian couldn’t confirm a 4 – 2 lead on the decisive set. On the other hand, Vandeweghe’s powerful serve was one of the keys to her success with the American firing 11 aces and winning 84.62% of the points played with her first serve.

This will be the 3rd career meeting between these two players with Vandeweghe still looking for her first triumph over this opponent.

These two players feature a very interesting match-up with Vandeweghe’s powerful game contrasting with Kerber’s superb defense. Even though Coco is playing at a very good level, it shouldn’t be enough to overcome the world no.1. Due to Angie’s lead on the h2h and impressive level in the previous round against another good server, our advice is for you to take advantage of the German’s betting odds by placing a bet on her spread.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Angelique Kerber -4 (-130)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (24) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (8)

Playing on the big stages clearly brings the best out of Svetlana Kuznetsova. The two-time Grand Slam champion holds a terrific 73.06% winning record on majors while her record outside this events is only 64.63%. Looking now to Svetlana’s campaign in Melbourne, the Russian reaches this stage of the competition after an epic battle against Jelena Jankovic with a 9 – 7 result on the decisive set. Despite spending more than 3:30 hours on court, Kuznetsova should be ready for this contest after having one day to recover.

Known for her tremendous firepower, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is never an easy opponent to face. The Russian featured a terrific performance in the previous round against Elina Svitolina, defeating the Ukrainian by 7 – 5 4 – 6 6 – 3. Even though Svitolina played at a very good level, she couldn’t find an answer to Pavlyuchenkova’s aggressive tennis. Looking now to Anastasia’s numbers, the world no.27 ended the match with 57 winners and 85.19% points won at the net.

These two players know each other very well, not only due to their previous seven meetings but also because they are teammates on the Fed Cup. Even though Kuznetsova holds the edge with a 5 – 2 lead on the h2h, Pavlyuchenkova won their most recent meeting last week in Sydney.

Due to Svetlana’s higher experience on Grand Slam events and positive h2h against this opponent, she deserves to be the favorite on this match. However, Pavlyuchenkova is always a dangerous opponent and she can create many problems to her fellow countrywoman. With this in mind, our recommendations is for you to add the Over to your betting picks.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Over 20.5 (-133)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle