Tennis Betting: WTA Finals Singapore - Best Plays For Day 3

Tennis player Simona Halep greeting public

Monday, October 24, 2016 9:19 PM GMT

Join us on our daily coverage of the WTA Finals Singapore. Find out our top tennis picks for Day 3 and why you should place these two valuable tennis bets.

 

Madison Keys (6) vs. Dominika Cibulkova (7)

After winning the WTA Linz title two weeks ago, Dominika Cibulkova carried the good momentum to Singapore with an outstanding performance on her debut. However, that wasn’t enough to defeat the world no.1 – Angelique Kerber – with the German emerging victorious by 7 – 6 2 – 6 6 – 3. Despite her loss, Cibulkova performed at a superb level, ending the match with 40 winners and only 33 unforced errors.

As we predicted in our WTA Finals Singapore Day 1 analysis, Madison Keys couldn’t find the answer to Simona Halep’s solid baseline game. Looking now to Madison’s numbers against Simona, we can see how tough things were for the American with 16 winners and 41 unforced errors. Playing on such a big event for the first time is never easy, especially for a 21 years old player like Madison, the youngest among the eight players qualified for this event.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Keys winning all their previous encounters.

This should be a very interesting contest between two players known for their powerful game style. Despite Madison’s lead on the h2h, this seems to be a great opportunity for Cibulkova to claim her first career victory over the American. As we mentioned before, Dominika performed at a terrific level on her debut while on the other hand, Keys couldn’t find her best tennis. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Cibulkova to your betting picks in a match where the Slovak’s aggressive baseline game should be too much for Madison to handle.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Dominika Cibulkova -106Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

 

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Angelique Kerber (1) vs. Simona Halep (3)

Playing in Singapore clearly brings the best out of Simona Halep with the 2014 WTA Finals runner-up starting her campaign with a solid straight sets victory over Madison Keys. Known as one of the best returners on the WTA Tour, Simona won 60.87% of the points played on Madison’s second serve. On the other hand, Halep also presented very good numbers on serve, winning 88.89% of her service games.

After a disappointing Asian swing, with Angelique Kerber struggling to present her best tennis, the world no.1 appeared in Singapore at a very good level. The German is still looking for her first career appearance on this event’s semifinals after three losses in the round robin stage. Looking now to Angelique’s first match in Singapore, the German featured an enormous battle against Dominika Cibulkova. Despite Cibulkova’s outstanding performance, Kerber prevailed at the end of that contest with astonishing numbers – 34 winners / 27 unforced errors.

These two players know each other well with Simona winning four of their previous seven encounters. However, Kerber clearly holds the upper hand in 2016 with three triumphs in four attempts this year.

Whenever these two step on court everyone expects a monumental battle between two of the greatest fighters in the game. Despite Angelique’s recent victories, Halep is far from an easy match-up for the German. This game should decide the winner of the group and as we mentioned in our WTA Finals tournament analysis, Halep is our choice to finish the Red Group in the first place. Therefore, we recommend you to take advantage of Simona’s betting odds to win this contest.

 Free Tennis Pick: Simona Halep +100Best Line Offered: at Bet365

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