WTA Indian Wells Tennis Predictions: Kuznetsova vs. Vesnina


The BNP Paribas Open Final takes place this Sunday with Svetlana Kuznetsova and Elena Vesnina fighting for the title. Bookmakers Review breaks down the fixture below and lists the best available odds from green listed bookmakers.


Kuznetsova vs. Vesnina

It has been a phenomenal tournament for Elena Vesnina with the three-time doubles champion just one win away from claiming her first singles title in Indian Wells. Vesnina’s experience in doubles proved to be decisive in the previous round against Kristina Mladenovic with the Russian saying that she’s used to that kind of pressure after winning so many important titles in doubles.

Despite her age, Svetlana Kuznetsova is still one of the greatest athletes in the game. Whenever Svetlana steps on court one thing is certain, she’ll fight for every ball and that was the key to her victory over Karolina Pliskova in the previous round. Looking now at Kuznetsova’s numbers in that match, the highlight clearly goes to her defensive game with the Russian winning 54.55% of the points when Pliskova was at the net.

After defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarter-finals, Kuznetsova will play another all-Russian affair this Sunday. Despite Vesnina’s brilliant run throughout this event, it won’t be easy for the world no.15 to overcome Svetlana’s defensive game. Therefore, Kuznetsova is the clear favourite for this final with Pinnacle offering 11/20 for her victory while Vesnina is available at 7/4 at Bet365.  

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