WTA Finals Singapore Picks: Best Plays for Day 2

Joao Mourato

Sunday, October 22, 2017 7:18 PM UTC

Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 7:18 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selections for the WTA Finals Singapore Day 2. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable bets.

Simona Halep (1) vs. Caroline Garcia (8)

Simona Halep begins her reign as the new world no.1 this Monday at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. Known as one of the best counter punchers in tennis history, Halep became the 25th player to hold the no.1 ranking. Adding to this, the 26-year-old is also the first Romanian to achieve this historic milestone since the computer rankings were introduced in 1975. Taking a look now at Simona’s previous appearances on this event, the two-time French Open runner-up never made it beyond the round-robin stage in Singapore.

As we mentioned in our tournament analysis, Caroline Garcia is going through the best moment in her career. The 24-year-old is enjoying an 11-match winning streak, having captured back-to-back titles in Wuhan and Beijing. On the other hand, Garcia is also the first French woman to reach the WTA Finals since Amelie Mauresmo in 2006. Despite some concerns regarding Caroline’s physical condition, the world no.8 should be fully recovered for this tournament.

This should be a very interesting contest between Garcia’s tremendous firepower and Simona’s exceptional counter punching skills. Despite Halep’s 2 – 1 lead on the h2h, Garcia emerged victorious from their most recent encounter at the China Open Final two weeks ago. Nevertheless, it won’t be easy for the French to overcome such a great defender on these slow court conditions in Singapore. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Over to your betting picks since we can’t see any of these two players winning the match in two easy sets.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 21 (-108)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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Elina Svitolina (4) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (6)

Elina Svitolina continues her impressive run in 2017. At the age of 23, Svitolina is one of the rising starts on the WTA Tour with an incredible 81.25% winning record this season. Adding to this, the former junior world no.1 won five trophies in 2017 – including three WTA Premier 5 titles at Dubai, Rome and Toronto. After the best season of her career, Svitolina is now set to make her debut at the BNP Paribas WTA Finals in Singapore. Despite her lack of experience at this level, the Ukrainian holds an outstanding 10 – 3 record against top-10 opponents in 2017.

Caroline Wozniacki has qualified for the year-ending tournament for the fifth time in her career. After a disappointing defeat against Kim Clijsters in the 2010 WTA Tours Championships Final, the former world no.1 is trying to go a step further on this year’s edition. Known as one of the greatest defenders in tennis history, Wozniacki has won more matches than every other player on the WTA Tour this season with a 56 – 21 record in 2017.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Wozniacki still looking for her first win over this opponent.

As the h2h suggests, Svitolina is a terrible match-up for the Dane. For that reason, it’s not surprising to see Elina as the main favorite to win this match at -149 at Pinnacle. Despite Caroline’s undeniable quality, it’s impossible to ignore Svitolina’s dominance on their previous encounters. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to take advantage of the value on the Ukrainian’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on Svitolina’s moneyline.

Free Tennis Pick: Elina Svitolina ML (-149)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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