WTA Tennis US Open Quarter-Finals Day 1 - Top Plays Of The Day

Angelique Kerber

Monday, September 5, 2016 6:52 PM GMT

Join us for our daily coverage of the WTA US Open. Find out our top tennis picks for the Day 1 of the Quarter-Finals and why you should place these two valuable tennis bets.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs. Anastasija Sevastova
After almost two years away from competition due to several physical problems and lack of motivation, Anastasija Sevastova decided to come back in 2015, with the Latvian reaching the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam event for the first time in her career. Looking now to Sevastova’s campaign on this event, the world no.48 reaches this stage of the competition after defeating high-quality players such as Garbine Muguruza and Johanna Konta. Even though Anastasija considers the backhand as her favorite shot, she fired 90.91% of her baseline winners against Konta with the forehand.

It has been an outstanding week for Caroline Wozniacki, with the two-time US Open runner-up reaching the quarterfinals in New York for the 5th time in her career. Even though it hasn’t been an easy year for Wozniacki with several physical issues and lack of confidence in her game, Wozniacki is finally back to her best level, with the Danish reaching these quarterfinals after a superb 6 – 3 6 – 4 triumph over Madison Keys. Known for her extraordinary consistency, Caroline ended the match against Madison with impressive numbers – 12 winners and only 7 unforced errors.

This will be the second career meeting between these two players, with Wozniacki winning their previous encounter five years ago at the Australian Open.

Even though it has been a great week for Sevastova, Wozniacki’s defensive game might be too much for the Latvian. Caroline’s higher experience should also be crucial and for that reason, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of Wozniacki’s betting odds by placing a bet on the former world no.1 to cover her spread.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Caroline Wozniacki -4 (-120)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline

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Roberta Vinci (7) vs. Angelique Kerber (2)
After an epic journey in 2015, with Roberta Vinci reaching the US Open final after defeating Serena Williams in the semifinal, the Italian is just two wins away from repeating that result. Even though Vinci reaches this stage of the competition after losing just one set, it hasn’t been an easy tournament for the Italian, with the world no.7 struggling with a left leg injury. After placing an average of 55.43% first serve throughout the first three rounds, Vinci only got 47.50% on her 4th round match against Lesia Tsurenko, a clear sign that the leg injury is affecting her game.

Angelique Kerber’s dream of becoming the new world no.1 remains alive, with the German reaching this stage of the competition after a high-quality performance against the two-time Wimbledon champion – Petra Kvitova. Known for her outstanding return to serve, Kerber won 70.97% of the points played ok Petra’s second serve, with the German ending the match with only 8 unforced errors and breaking Kvitova’s serve four times throughout the match.

These two players will face each other for the 5th time in their careers, with each one winning two matches so far.

Even though the balance on the h2h, their last contest took place in 2013 and since then, Kerber is a completely different player. Adding to this, Kerber can open the court very well with her left-handed serve and forehand, which will be decisive on this match due to Vinci’s left leg problems. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Angelique’s set handicap to your betting picks in a match where is expected a straight sets victory from the German.

 

Free Tennis Pick: Angelique Kerber -1.5 Set Handicap (-167)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle

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