WTA Madrid Final Predictions: Kristina Mladenovic vs. Simona Halep

Professional tennis player Simona Halep

Joao Mourato

Saturday, May 13, 2017 1:23 PM GMT

Saturday, May. 13, 2017 1:23 PM GMT

Join our expert tennis capper for his WTA Madrid final analysis. Find out our top tennis play for this Saturday's action and why you should place this valuable bet. 

Kristina Mladenovic (14) vs. Simona Halep (3)

Playing in Madrid brings the best out of Simona Halep with a terrific 16 – 2 record in this event over the last three years. After winning the title last season, Halep is now just one win away from becoming the first player to win back-to-back titles in Madrid since Serena Williams in 2013. Looking now at Simona’s numbers throughout the tournament, the highlight goes to her serve with the world no.8 winning 86.80% of her service games in Madrid.

As we mentioned in our previous analysis, Kristina Mladenovic is going through the best moment in her career at the age of 23. After defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova in the semifinals, Mladenovic already secured a place in the top 15 next week for the first time ever. Despite her undeniable quality, Kristina’s career record on decisive matches is far from brilliant with the French winning only 1 of her previous 6 finals on the WTA Tour. Taking a look now at Mladenovic’s campaign in this tournament, the former junior world no.1 reaches this stage of the competition after defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova by 6 – 4 7 – 6.

These two players are no strangers since this is already the 5th career meeting between them. Despite Mladenovic’s 3 – 1 lead on the h2h, this is their first encounter on red dirt.

Due to Simona’s recent improvements and higher experience at this level, it’s hard to go against the Romanian. On the other hand, Mladenovic presents an awful record in finals, as we mentioned above. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Halep’s tennis odds by adding the Romanian to your betting picks to lift the trophy in Madrid.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Simona Halep (-170)Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes

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