WTA Toronto Tennis Picks: Best Plays For Quarterfinals

Joao Mourato

Friday, August 11, 2017 2:51 PM UTC

Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 2:51 PM UTC

Join our expert capper for his top betting selections for the WTA Toronto Quarterfinals. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.

Karolina Pliskova (1) vs. Caroline Wozniacki (6)

At the age of 25, Karolina Pliskova became the first player representing Czech Republic to hold the no.1 ranking on the WTA Tour since the computer rankings were introduced in 1975. Known as one of the best servers in tennis history, Pliskova was the WTA’s aces leader in 2016 with 530 perfect serves. Adding to this, the Czech is going through a fantastic moment in her career with a sensational 40 – 10 record in 2017. Despite her disappointing 54.55% career record in Rogers Cup, Karolina is already in the quarterfinals for the first time ever.

The 2010 Rogers Cup champion – Caroline Wozniacki – continues to pursue her first title of the season. Despite her outstanding 74.58% winning record this year, Wozniacki lost all her previous four finals in 2017. Nevertheless, the 27-year-old Dane reaches this stage of the competition after an outstanding 6 – 3 6 – 1 win over Agnieszka Radwanska. Known as one of the best returners in the game, Caroline won 61.70% of the points played on Radwanska’s serve in the previous round.

This will be the 7th career meeting between these two players with Wozniacki leading on the h2h by 4 – 2.

Despite Caroline’s lead on the h2h, Pliskova won 66.67% of their previous three encounters in 2017. Nevertheless, it won’t be easy for Karolina to overcome such a great defender as Wozniacki on these slower court conditions. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Wozniacki’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on the former world no.1 to book a place in the semifinals.

Free Tennis Pick: Caroline Wozniacki ML (+120)
Best Line Offered: at 5Dimes


Caroline Garcia vs. Simona Halep (2)

As we mentioned in our WTA Toronto tournament analysis, playing in Canada brings the best out of Simona Halep. Besides winning the Rogers Cup title in 2016, the 25-year-old Romanian holds a phenomenal 11 – 1 record in her last three appearances on this event. Adding to this, Simona holds a sensational 70.16% career record in North-America. Taking a look now at Halep’s campaign on this year’s edition of the Rogers Cup, the defending champion reaches this stage of the competition after an astonishing 6 – 1 6 – 0 victory against Barbora Strycova.

Regardless of this Friday’s outcome, Caroline Garcia already secured her return to the top 20. Once considered one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour, Garcia is finally living up to expectations. In addition to her terrific 17 – 5 record since Roland Garros, the 23-year-old French reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinals earlier this year in Paris. Famous for her powerful serve, Caroline only allowed her opponents to win 12.12% of her service games in Toronto.

These two players will face each other for the 2nd time in their careers with Halep emerging victorious from their previous encounter at the WTA Sydney last year by 6 – 4 2 – 6 6 – 1.

Due to Simona’s brilliant results in Canada in recent years, it’s hard to go against the Romanian on this event. On the other hand, Caroline lost 11 of her last 12 matches against top 10 opponents. Having said that, our advice is for you to add Halep’s spread to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this contest.

Free Tennis Pick: Simona Halep -4 (-115)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle
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