Pliskova vs. Wozniacki
Playing on Hard Court brings the best out of Caroline Wozniacki. Known as one of the greatest defenders in tennis history, Caroline holds a phenomenal 71.70% career record on this surface. Adding to this, the 27-year-old Dane produced an outstanding performance in the previous round against Agnieszka Radwanska. After losing all her previous four finals in 2017, Wozniacki is trying to go a step further on this event.
Karolina Pliskova couldn’t have asked for a better debut as the new world no.1. Despite her poor 2 – 3 career record before this year’s edition of the Rogers Cup, the 2016 US Open runner-up didn’t experience any problems in the opening round against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Nevertheless, Pliskova dropped one set in the following match against Naomi Osaka.
This should be a very interesting contest between Pliskova’s firepower and Wozniacki’s remarkable defence. Despite Karolina’s recent success against this opponent, Caroline is far from an easy match-up for the Czech on these slower court conditions. Therefore, the value is definitely on the Dane’s tennis betting odds at 121/100 at Pinnacle while Coral offers 73/100 for Karolina’s victory.
Best Play: Caroline Wozniacki ML at 6/5 at 5Dimes
Garcia vs. Halep
The world no.2 – Simona Halep – is trying to become the first player to win back-to-back titles in Canada since Martina Hingis in 2000. Despite her disappointing defeat against Jelena Ostapenko at the French Open final, Halep is going through a great moment in her career with a terrific 36 – 11 record in 2017. Adding to this, Simona reaches this stage of the competition after dropping only one game against Barbora Strycova.
Caroline Garcia continues her quest for first title of the season. Known as one of the most aggressive players on the WTA Tour, the 23-year-old is just one win away from an unprecedented appearance in the top 16. Looking now at Caroline’s campaign on this event, the French reaches this stage of the competition after an impressive 6 – 4 6 – 2 win over Catherine Bellis.
Despite Caroline’s outstanding results in Toronto, it’s impossible to bet against Halep at this moment. The bookmakers agree with us with Simona as the undeniable favourite at 33/100 at BetVictor while Garcia is available at 5/2 at William Hill. Due to the low price on Halep’s moneyline, our suggestion is for you to place a bet on her -4 game handicap at 87/100 at Pinnacle.