WTA Tennis US Open Day 8 - Top Plays Of The Day​

Venus Williams celebrating

Sunday, September 4, 2016 3:30 PM GMT

Join us and find out our two top betting selections for the WTA US Open Day 8. We'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab these two valuable tennis picks.

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Karolina Pliskova (10) vs. Venus Williams (6)
After her 6 – 2 6 – 4 triumph over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Karolina Pliskova booked a place in the 4th round of a Grand Slam event for the first time in her career. Even though Karolina got the job done in straight sets, she’s still far from impressive on her serve, winning only 57.69% of the points played on her service games. However, Pavlyuchenkova couldn’t maintain a consistent level, especially on pressure points, which was the main reason for Pliskova’s success on that match.

Even though Venus Williams’ serve is not as fast as it used to be, her baseline game clearly improved in the last games, with two straight sets victories over dangerous opponents – Julia Goerges and Laura Siegemund. Playing in Flushing Meadows is always a massive boost to Venus’ confidence, who is looking for her 12th career appearance on this event’s quarterfinals. Known for her aggressive return to serve, Williams won 64.00% of the points played on Laura’s serve, breaking her opponent six times throughout the match.

This will be the second career meeting between these two players, with Venus winning their previous encounter last year in Zhuhai by 7 – 5 7 – 6.

Pliskova is looking for an unprecedented appearance on a Grand Slam quarterfinal yet, it won’t be easy for her to handle the situation, especially when facing such an experienced player as Venus. Adding to this, Pliskova’s serve is not as accurate as it used to be, which should be fatal against such an aggressive returner like Williams. Having said that, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Venus’ betting odds by placing a bet on the American to reach the quarterfinals.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Venus Williams +120
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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Carla Suarez Navarro (11) vs. Simona Halep (5)
It has been a great tournament for Carla Suarez Navarro, with the Spaniard reaching this stage of the competition without dropping a single set. After a superb 6 – 1 6 – 4 triumph over the former world no.1 – Jelena Jankovic – Suarez Navarro defeated Elena Vesnina by 6 – 4 6 – 3. Despite facing an extremely aggressive returner like Vesnina, Carla only dropped her serve once throughout the entire match, ending that contest with 16 winners / 15 unforced errors and winning 85.71% of the points played at the net.

After starting her campaign with two straight sets victories over Kirsten Flipkens and Lucie Safarova, Simona Halep was close from elimination on her 3rd round contest against Timea Babos, with the Romanian recovering from a 1 – 3 disadvantage on the third set. Even though Halep is known for her baseline consistency, the world no.5 clearly struggled to perform at a consistent level against Babos, ending that match with 16 winners and 35 unforced errors, facing also 11 break points throughout the match.

These two players will face each other for the 11th time on their careers, with each of them winning five encounters so far.

This is far from an easy match-up for Halep, with the Romanian struggling against Carla’s baseline consistency. Looking now to their previous meetings, 70.0% of them went to a third set, which is a great indicator for this match. Even though we consider Halep the main favorite as the odds also suggest, Carla shouldn’t go down easily and for that reason, our recommendation is for you to add the Over to your betting picks, in a match where this line can be easily covered in two sets.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Over 19.5 (-125)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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