WTA Hong Kong Final Picks: Add 'Over' to your Betting Ticket

João Mourato

Saturday, October 17, 2015 7:43 PM UTC

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 7:43 PM UTC

A very high level final is expected in Hong Kong this Sunday and we've prepared a full analysis on that match. Find out our top selection and the reasons to add that tennis pick to your betting list.

Jelena Jankovic (4) vs Angelique Kerber (2)
Angelique Kerber had a slow start in Hong Kong, losing the first set on this event, on her debut against Francesca Schiavone, however she managed to raise the level after that match by winning the three following matches in straight sets.

The German has been outstanding on finals this year with a 4 – 0 record and will be looking for her 8th career title. Kerber defensive game and counter punching skills were quite effective in her last two matches, against Caroline Garcia and Samantha Stosur. However she doesn’t feel so comfortable on court when facing consistent players.

We picked Jelena Jankovic as the player to keep an eye on this week and the Serbian has performed at a very high level, not losing a single set so far on this event. After dismissing Daria Gavrilova in quarterfinals, Jelena emerged victorious in a tough battle against Venus Williams.

Jankovic determination was the key for her victory, saving 14 of 16 break points converting 4 of 9 opportunities on the American serve. Jelena’s baseline consistency was extremely important in her win, she was just too solid for Venus.

Kerber leads h2h 4 – 1 with their most recent match taking place at Wuhan, two weeks ago, where Angelique won by 6 – 4 2 – 6 6 – 2.

Jankovic is far from an easy opponent and she’s playing amazing tennis this week. We can expect long rallies on this match and this should become a physical and mental battle between the two.

Kerber is the favorite, not only because is better ranked but especially due to the h2h, however things won’t be so easy for her. Jelena is a former world no.1 and her backhand has been terrific during the whole week.

We’ll add to our tennis picks the value on Over tennis odds on this match, expecting a close contest that will go to distance.

Tennis Pick: Over 21.0 (-109) at Pinnacle

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