WTA Indian Wells Betting Quarterfinals: Venus vs. Suarez Navarro

João Mourato

Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:25 PM UTC

Thursday, Mar. 15, 2018 12:25 PM UTC

Join us for our daily coverage of the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Find out our top tennis pick for the WTA Quarterfinals and why you should place this valuable bet.

Venus Williams (8) vs. Carla Suarez Navarro (27)

Venus Williams continues her quest for a first ever BNP Paribas Open title. The 37-year-old is back into the quarterfinals in Indian Wells for the third time in her career after a 7 – 6 6 – 4 win over Anastasia Sevastova. Known as one of the most aggressive returners in the game, the seven-time Grand Slam champion won 46.70% of her opponents’ service games on this event. Adding to this, Venus reaches this stage of the competition without dropping a single set so far in Indian Wells.

Regardless of this Thursday’s outcome, Carla Suarez Navarro already secured her return to the top 25 next week for the first time since June 2017. Playing in Indian Wells brings the best out of Suarez Navarro with the 29-year-old winning 75.00% of the matches played on the California desert since 2015. Taking a look now at Carla’s campaign on this event, the highlight definitely goes to her straight-sets victory against Elina Svitolina in the third round.

This will be the 9th career meeting between these two players with Williams leading on the h2h by 5 – 3.

The sportsbooks expect a close encounter with Venus as the slight favorite at -159 at BetOnline while 5Dimes offers +150 for Suarez Navarro’s victory. Even though we agree with Williams’ favoritism, it won’t be easy for the American to overcome such a tough opponent as Carla on these slow courts. On the other hand, the high bouncing conditions in the California desert are perfect for Suarez Navarro’s heavy topspin. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Over 21.5 at -110 at Pinnacle to your tennis betting picks as the most valuable play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 21.5 (-110)
Best Line Available: at Pinnacle

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