Free WTA Rome Quarterfinals Picks: Venus Williams vs. Garbine Muguruza

Joao Mourato

Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:58 PM UTC

Thursday, May. 18, 2017 6:58 PM UTC

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

Venus Williams (9) vs. Garbine Muguruza (3)

Venus Williams couldn’t ask for a better start to the European clay-court season with the 36-years-old American securing a place in the Internazionali BNL D’Italia quarterfinals for the first time since 2012. Despite her age, Venus is still a phenomenal athlete with an outstanding 17 – 5 record in 2017. Looking now at Williams’ campaign on this event, the world no.12 reaches this stage of the competition after an impressive 6 – 1 3 – 6 6 – 1 victory over the 5th seed – Johanna Konta.

Known as a big match player, Garbine Muguruza is always a fearful opponent on the big stages. Despite her lack of success in recent weeks, the 2016 French Open champion is slowly returning to her best level. After a great comeback against Jelena Ostapenko in the opening round, Muguruza booked a place in the WTA Rome quarter-finals with a straight sets victory over Julia Goerges. Famous for her outstanding return to serve, Garbine won 58.30% of her opponents’ service games throughout this tournament.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Muguruza still looking for her first win over this opponent. Despite Venus’ lead on the h2h, this is their first encounter on clay.

Despite Muguruza’s recent improvements, Williams seems to be at a higher level at the time. Adding to this, Venus’ edge over Garbine is always an important aspect to keep in mind. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Venus’ betting odds by adding the American to your tennis betting picks as the most valuable play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Venus Williams ML (+101)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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