WTA US Open Picks: Best Plays For Day 3

Joao Mourato

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 6:56 PM UTC

Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017 6:56 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selections for the WTA US Open Day 3. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/ex_nfQcmjxU", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Carla Suarez Navarro vs. Mirjana Lucic-Baroni (29)

At the age of 35, Mirjana Lucic-Baroni continues to be one of the most dangerous players in the game. Known for her powerful groundstrokes, Lucic-Baroni can beat almost anyone in a good day. Adding to this, the 1996 US Open Juniors champion is famous for playing her bet tennis on the big stages with her appearance in the semifinals of the Australian Open earlier this season as a perfect example of that. Looking now at Mirjana’s campaign on this event, the Croatian reaches this stage of the competition after an epic victory over Monica Puig in the third set tie break.

The former world no.6 – Carla Suarez Navarro – continues her quest to rediscover her top form. Despite her undeniable talent, the last months haven’t been easy for Suarez Navarro with the Spaniard winning only 55.81% of the matches in 2017. Adding to this, Carla’s game style is not as effective on faster conditions as it is on clay-court. Nevertheless, the 2013 US Open quarterfinalist started her campaign in Flushing Meadows with an easy 6 – 4 6 – 2 win over the qualifier Ipek Soylu.

This will be the 4th career meeting between these two players with Suarez Navarro leading on the h2h by 3 – 0.

Despite Carla’s dominance on the h2h, Lucic-Baroni won at least one set in two of their previous three encounters. On the other hand, the fast court conditions in New York should benefit Mirjana on this match. Therefore, our advice is for you to exploit the value on Lucic-Baroni’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on Croatian’s moneyline.

Free Tennis Pick: Mirjana Lucic-Baroni ML (+229)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline Caroline Wozniacki (5) vs. Ekaterina Makarova

Playing in New York brings the best out of Caroline Wozniacki. In addition to her phenomenal 77.78% winning record on this event, the former world no.1 reached the US Open Final in two different occasions. Despite her disappointing 0 – 6 record in finals in 2017, Wozniacki is going through a great moment in her career with 49 wins and only 17 losses this season. Adding to this, the Dane started her campaign on this year’s edition with a very good performance against Mihaela Buzarnescu.

After a slow start to 2017, Ekaterina Makarova is slowly returning to her best level. Known as one of the greatest counter punchers in the game, the 29-year-old Russian holds an outstanding 10 – 2 record in the US Open Series. Taking a look now at Ekaterina’s campaign in Flushing Meadows, the 2014 semifinalist only lost three games in the opening round against Mona Barthel. Nevertheless, the German was far from her best with only 21 winners and 32 unforced errors.

These two players know each other very well with Wozniacki winning all their previous seven encounters.

As the h2h suggests, Caroline is a terrible match-up for Makarova. Despite Ekaterina’s brilliant results in recent weeks, it’s impossible to ignore Wozniacki’s dominance on their previous meetings. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the Dane’s spread to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this match.

Free Tennis Pick: Caroline Wozniacki -4 (-119)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle
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