WTA Indian Wells Final: Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Elena Vesnina

Joao Mourato

Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:57 PM UTC

Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017 2:57 PM UTC

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

Svetlana Kuznetsova (8) vs. Elena Vesnina (14)

The two-time runner-up – Svetlana Kuznetsova – returns to the decisive match in Indian Wells after defeating Karolina Pliskova in the previous round. As we predicted in our WTA Indian Wells Semifinals analysis, Pliskova couldn’t find an answer to Kuznetsova’s outstanding defense. With 28 winners and only 18 unforced errors, Svetlana featured one of her best performances ever against the world no.3. Known for her heavy topspin, the high bouncing courts in the Californian desert are perfect for Kuznetsova’s game style.

Elena Vesnina continues her dream run at the BNP Paribas Open. At the age of 30, Vesnina is going through the best moment in her career with the Russian booking a place into her first ever Premier Mandatory final in Indian Wells. Looking now at Elena’s campaign on this event, the world no.15 reaches this stage of the competition after three consecutive victories as an underdog against Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams, and Kristina Mladenovic.

Even though this is only the 3rd official meeting between them, these two players know each other for a very long time. Back in 2009, Vesnina emerged victorious from their first encounter in Dubai while Kuznetsova avenged that defeat five years later in Oeiras.

Due to Svetlana’s higher experience at this level, the two-time Grand Slam champion is the favorite to win this final. Even though Vesnina is never an easy opponent with her extremely aggressive game style, it’s impossible to go against Kuznetsova after her brilliant performance in the semifinals. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Svetlana’s betting odds to your betting picks to lift the trophy in Indian Wells.

 Free Tennis Pick: Svetlana Kuznetsova ML (-187)Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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