WTA Dubai Quarterfinals Tennis Pick: Ivanovic vs. Strycova

João Mourato

Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:03 AM GMT

Join us in our WTA Dubai Quarterfinals Top Tennis Pick, where we've selected an underdog to give a good fight against a former world no.1. Find out who are we talking about and the best sportsbook to place your bet.

 

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Free Tennis Pick: Barbora Zahlavova Strycova +1.5 Set Handicap (-102)
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Ana Ivanovic vs. Barbora Zahlavova Strycova
It has been a wonderful week for the former world no.1, Ana Ivanovic, with the Serbian reaching this stage of the competition without dropping a single set. After destroying Daria Gavrilova in the first round by 6 – 1 6 – 0, Ivanovic surprised the top seed, Simona Halep, by 7 – 6 6 – 2. Ana will try to reach the WTA Dubai semifinals for the first time on her career, after losing three times at the quarterfinals of this event. Despite Ivanovic’s credit in her victory against Halep, is important to mention that the Romanian was too inconsistent, ending the match with 14 winners / 36 unforced errors.

Barbora Zahlavova Strycova is for the first time on this event’s quarterfinals, after defeating Julia Goerges. It was far from an easy match for the Czech, but Barbora found a way to recover from 2 – 6 0 – 3 to emerge victorious by 2 – 6 6 – 3 6 – 1. Strycova is an extremely talented player, with great skills around the net and using often the drop shot to surprise her opponents. Barbora ended the match against Goerges at an outstanding level, returning almost everything and not giving any free points to her opponent.

This will be the fourth career meeting between these two players, with Ivanovic leading by 3 – 0 on h2h.

The Serbian is the undeniable favorite for this match, not only due to h2h but also because of the good level she has presented this week; however, the Czech is always a very tricky opponent to face and this match might not be that easy for Ivanovic. Barbora can give a good fight on this match and for that reason, we suggest taking advantage of the Czech’s tennis odds value, by adding to your tennis picks Strycova’s set handicap.