WTA Miami Final Top Tennis Pick: Kuznetsova vs. Azarenka

João Mourato

Friday, April 1, 2016 10:24 PM GMT

Friday, Apr. 1, 2016 10:24 PM GMT

Join us and find out our top betting selection for the WTA Miami Final that takes place this Saturday. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this valuable tennis pick.

Svetlana Kuznetsova (15) vs. Victoria Azarenka (13)
Victoria Azarenka’s success in 2016 continues, with the Belarussian defeating the Australian Open champion, Angelique Kerber, by 6 – 2 7 – 5. It was a high quality match with both players performing at great level; however, Azarenka was just too good for the German, ending the match with 28 winners / 18 unforced errors. Despite facing one of the best defenders in the game, Azarenka played with a fearless attitude, rushing into the net 17 times and winning 76.47% points at the net.

After starting the season with a remarkable run in Sydney, Svetlana Kuznetsova is looking for her second title this season. Svetlana is a two-time Grand Slam champion and she’s showing why on this event, recovering three times from a set down and defeating quality players such as Serena Williams, Timea Bacsinszky, Ekaterina Makarova and Caroline Garcia. One of the keys for Svetlana’s success on this event is her return to serve, with the Russian winning 47.1% of the games she played on return.  

This will be the 9th career meeting between these two players, with four victories for each side. Even though the balance on the h2h, Azarenka won the last three matches – all in straight sets.

Both players are former Miami Open champion, with Kuznetsova lifting the trophy in 2006 while Azarenka won this event in 2009 and 2011. Azarenka is currently at a higher level and there isn’t much Kuznetsova can do from the baseline. Svetlana will try to extend the rallies and force Azarenka to miss, but the Belarussian showed in the previous round that she can handle good defenders. With this in mind, we suggest adding to your tennis picks the value on Azarenka’s set handicap tennis odds.  

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Free Tennis Pick: Victoria Azarenka -1.5 Set Handicap (-159)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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