WTA Indian Wells - Best Play For Quarterfinals Day 1

Joao Mourato

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 8:02 PM UTC

Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017 8:02 PM UTC

Join us on our daily coverage of the WTA Indian Wells. Find out our top tennis pick for the Quarterfinals Day 1 and why you should place this valuable tennis pick.

Karolina Pliskova (3) vs. Garbine Muguruza (7)

Karolina Pliskova continues her outstanding run in 2017 with the world no.3 holding a remarkable 18 – 2 record this season. After Serena Williams’ withdrawal and Angelique Kerber’s defeat in the previous round, Pliskova is now the undeniable favorite to lift the trophy in Indian Wells. At the age of 24, Karolina seems ready to win her first Grand Slam and it shouldn’t take long before we see her reaching the WTA ranking leadership. The Czech didn’t experience any kind of problems in the previous round against Timea Bacsinszky with the Swiss forced to retire due to a wrist injury when Pliskova was already leading by 5 – 1 in the opening set.

The last months haven’t been easy for Garbine Muguruza with the 2016 French Open champion winning only 60.98% of the matches played since her triumph in Paris. Despite her undeniable quality, it’s hard for Muguruza to perform at a consistent level week after week. However, the Spaniard is clearly a big match player with her victory in Roland Garros as a perfect example of that. Taking a look now at Garbine’s campaign on this event, the world no.7 reaches this stage of the competition after a three sets battle against another top 10 player – Elina Svitolina.

This will be the 7th career meeting between these two player with Pliskova leading on the h2h by 5 – 1.

Even though the high bouncing conditions in Indian Wells suit Muguruza’s game style, it’s impossible to go against Pliskova at the time. However, it’s also unlikely to see Karolina winning in two easy sets. Besides her poor numbers on serve throughout this event, the slower game conditions in night session should benefit Garbine on this match. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Over betting odds to your betting picks in a match where a third set should be required to find the winner.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 21.5 (-112)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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