WTA Indian Wells - Best Play For Semifinals

Joao Mourato

Friday, March 17, 2017 6:19 PM UTC

Friday, Mar. 17, 2017 6:19 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his WTA Indian Wells Semifinals analysis. Find out our top tennis pick for this Friday's action and why you should place this valuable bet.

 Karolina Pliskova (3) vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova (8)

At the age of 31, Svetlana Kuznetsova continues to be one of the greatest competitors on the WTA Tour. Known for her heavy topspin and outstanding defensive skills, the high bouncing conditions in Indian Wells clearly suit Kuznetsova’s game style. Playing in the Californian desert brings great memories to Svetlana with the two-time runner-up looking for her third career appearance in the decisive match. After two consecutive defeats against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova earlier this year, Kuznetsova finally got her revenge with an easy 6 – 3 6 – 2 victory in the quarterfinals.

Karolina Pliskova’s brilliant season continues with the Czech improving her record in 2017 to 19 – 2 after defeating Garbine Muguruza in two tie breaks. Despite her successful run in Indian Wells, the game conditions in the Californian desert are far from ideal for Pliskova’s game style with the world no.3 winning only 65.00% of her service games throughout this event. Besides her poor numbers on serve, Karolina also allowed two breaks of serve in the previous round when serving for the match.

These two players are no strangers with Pliskova winning their first encounter in Cincinnati last year while Kuznetsova avenged that defeat a few months later in Singapore.

This match is scheduled for night session, which means that the conditions will be even slower than during the day. Therefore, it won’t be easy for Karolina to win free points on serve, especially against such a remarkable defender as Kuznetsova. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Svetlana’s betting odds by adding the Russian to your betting picks to secure a place in the final.

Free Tennis Pick: Svetlana Kuznetsova ML (+150)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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