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Saturday, 22 March 2014

Miami Tennis Picks 2014 (March 22nd)

Yesterday proved to be the reverse of Thursday and means it has been a mixed start to the Miami tournament for the picks. It's not the end of the world, although I hope these picks from the matches to be played on Saturday can at least kick-start an event that has been a little slow compared to Indian Wells last week, although I can't put my finger on why that is the case.


It is also a surprise to me that with all the matches on offer on Saturday, it is only the one match that really appeals to me.


Lucie Safarova + 4.5 games v Maria Sharapova: Lucie Safarova has made a decent start on the Singles Tour in 2014 and I think she is being a touch under-rated to give Maria Sharapova some real problems in this Third Round match.

Since returning from Sochi, Sharapova has put in some understandably mixed performances and she has to raise her game by a couple of levels from her Second Round match. If she does that, Sharapova can certainly give Safarova plenty of problems, but the serve has been erratic and that makes this number of games look a tough one to cover.

Add the fact that Safarova is one of the more solid servers in recent weeks and I think she can put a lot of pressure on her higher Ranked opponent and I can see Safarova stealing a set.

It should remain competitive throughout and I just think the games are too high and perhaps more to do with Sharapova's name rather than her actual performances over the last month.

MY PICKS: Lucie Safarova + 4.5 Games @ 1.92 Paddy Power (2 Units)

Miami Update: 3-3, - 0.20 Units (12 Units Staked, - 1.67% Yield)

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