WTA US Open Picks: Best Plays For Day 5

Joao Mourato

Thursday, August 31, 2017 8:02 PM UTC

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 8:02 PM UTC

Join our expert tennis capper for his top betting selections for the WTA US Open Day 5. He'll provide a detailed analysis, explaining why you should grab this betting duo.

[/]{"component":"video", "type":"youtube", "url":"https://www.youtube.com/embed/r7hNG9Ogczo", "videoSize":"Large" }[/]Petra Kvitova (13) vs. Caroline Garcia (18)

The two-time Wimbledon champion – Petra Kvitova – continues her quest to rediscover top form after almost six months away from competition due to a hand injury sustained on a terrifying knife attack. Despite long absence, Kvitova holds a terrific 66.67% winning record since her comeback. Adding to this, the 27-year-old Czech won her 20th career title in Birmingham. Taking a look now at Petra’s campaign on this event, the 2015 US Open quarterfinalist reaches this stage of the competition after an impressive 6 – 1 6 – 2 win over Alize Cornet.

At the age of 23, Caroline Garcia is going through the best moment in her career. In addition to her outstanding 33 – 18 record in 2017, the French reached her first Grand Slam quarterfinal in Roland Garros. Known as one of the most aggressive players in the game, Garcia can cause problems to anyone in a good day. Despite losing the opening set against Ekaterina Alexandrova in the previous round, Caroline proved too strong for the Russian with a bagel in the decisive set.  

These two players know each other well with Garcia winning two of their previous three encounters on the WTA Tour.

This should be a very interesting contest between two of the most powerful players in the game. Despite Petra’s brilliant career record on Grand Slam events, it won’t be easy for the Czech to overcome such a dangerous opponent as Garcia. Besides the value on Caroline’s tennis betting odds, placing a bet on the Over is also an interesting approach for this contest since we can’t see any of them emerging victorious in two easy sets.

Free Tennis Pick: Over 21.5 (-111)
Best Line Offered: at BetOnline Ekaterina Makarova vs. Carla Suarez Navarro

Against our expectations, Ekaterina Makarova secured her first ever win over Caroline Wozniacki to book a place in the 3rd round of the US Open for the seventh time in her career. Playing on the big stages brings the best out of Makarova with a terrific 65.32% career record on Grand Slam events. Adding to this, the Russian is enjoying great success in the US Open Series. Even though Wozniacki is one of the greatest defenders in the game, Makarova ended the match with 52 winners and only 38 unforced errors.

As we mentioned in our WTA US Open Day 3 analysis, Carla Suarez Navarro has been far from impressive in recent months. Despite her successful campaign in Flushing Meadows, the Spanish player was on the brink of elimination in the previous round against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni. Nevertheless, the 35-year-old couldn’t confirm a set and a break up lead with Suarez Navarro emerging victorious by 4 – 6 7 – 6 6 – 2.

This will be the 9th career meeting between these two players with Suarez Navarro leading on the h2h by 6 – 2.

Despite Carla’s lead on the h2h, Makarova is a completely different player on Grand Slam events. Adding to this, the Russian played one of her best matches ever in the previous round against Wozniacki. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add Makarova to your betting picks as the most valuable play for this encounter.

Free Tennis Pick: Ekaterina Makarova ML (-161)
Best Line Offered: at Pinnacle
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