WTA Rome Semifinals Predictions: Garbine Muguruza vs. Elina Svitolina

Joao Mourato

Saturday, May 20, 2017 1:57 PM UTC

Saturday, May. 20, 2017 1:57 PM UTC

Join us and find out our top betting selection for the WTA Rome Semifinals. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this valuable tennis pick.

Garbine Muguruza (3) vs. Elina Svitolina (8)

Regardless of this Friday’s result, Garbine Muguruza already secured her return to the top 5 next week. With the French Open around the corner, the defending champion is returning to her best level. Muguruza couldn’t ask for a better way to return to the semifinals in Rome after grabbing her first career win over Venus Williams in the previous round. Taking a look now at Garbine’s numbers in the quarter-finals, the highlight goes to her return to serve with Muguruza winning 43.75% of the points on Venus’ serve. 

At the age of 22, Elina Svitolina is going through the best moment in her career. Besides securing a place at the Internazionali BNL D’Italia semifinals for the first time in her career, Svitolina will also return to the top 10 next week. Despite facing one of the best servers in history on the previous round, Elina’s remarkable defense proved too much for Karolina Pliskova. With this victory, Svitolina improved her record in 2017 to 29 – 7.

This will be the 6th career meeting between these two players with Muguruza leading on the h2h by 3 – 2.

As the h2h suggests, there isn’t much separating the two players. With both playing at such a good level this week, it’s unlikely to see any of them winning in two easy sets. Adding to this, a third set was required in their two last encounters. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the Over betting odds by adding the Over 21.5 line to your betting picks.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 21.5 (-114)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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