WTA Australian Open Betting Semifinals: Halep vs. Kerber

Angelique Kerber AO

João Mourato

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 10:09 PM UTC

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 10:09 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the Australian Open tournament. Find out our top tennis pick for the WTA Semifinals and why you should place this valuable bet.

Simona Halep (1) vs. Angelique Kerber (21)

Simona Halep is through to her first Australian Open semifinals after a stunning 6 – 3 6 – 2 win over Karolina Pliskova. As we mentioned in our quarterfinals analysis, Pliskova couldn’t find the answer to Simona’s exceptional counter punching skills with the Romanian winning 53.13% of the points played on Karolina’s serve. Adding to this, Halep ended the match with exceptional numbers – 20 winners and only 10 unforced errors. At the age of 26, the world No.1 is trying to become the first ever Romanian to reach the final in Melbourne Park.

Regardless of this Thursday’s outcome, Angelique Kerber already secured her return to the top 10 next week. The 30-year-old remains unbeaten in 2018 with a phenomenal 14-match winning streak since the start of the season. Taking a look now at Angelique’s campaign on this event, the German reaches this stage of the competition after a 6 – 1 6 – 2 victory against Madison Keys in just 51 minutes. Despite Madison’s undeniable quality, Angelique’s exceptional defensive skills prove too much for the American with only 7 unforced errors against 25 from her opponent.

This will be the 9th career meeting between these two players with each of them winning four of their previous eight encounters on the WTA Tour.

Despite the balance on the h2h, it’s impossible to ignore Kerber’s incredible results in 2018. On the other hand, the 2016 Australian Open champion won 80.00% of the last 5 matches between them. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Angelique’s tennis betting odds by adding the German to your betting picks to win this match.

Free Tennis Pick: Angelique Kerber ML (-125)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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