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Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tennis Picks 2014 (September 25th)

Yesterday was a pretty terrible day when it came to the picks despite both Alize Cornet and Petra Kvitova winning their respective matches. However, both needed three sets to get the job done and both started strongly and then fell apart in the second set before getting back to the point of where they started and moving through to the Quarter Finals.

The tournament in Wuhan has had so many surprise results this week with Maria Sharapova the latest casualty after her straight sets defeat to Timea Bacsinszky.

Petra Kvitova - 4.5 games v Caroline Garcia: Petra Kvitova came off the boil in her second set win over Kristina Pliskova, but I still think she can overmatch Caroline Garcia with her power in this Quarter Final.

It has been a good tournament for Garcia who has beaten both Venus Williams and Agnieszka Radwanska in three sets and the young Frenchwoman has the talent that suggests she can go far in the women's game.

However, I am not always convinced about her mental fortitude when put under pressure and Kvitova certainly plays tennis in a manner to put as much pressure on her opponent as possible. She can be a little erratic when it comes to her serving which will give Garcia a chance, but eventually she should prove too strong as long as the surprise results don't keep coming.

Kvitova should be able to use her dominant power to frustrate Garcia and eventually lead to a 64, 63 win.

Eugenie Bouchard - 3.5 games v Alize Cornet: I am not convinced that Eugenie Bouchard has the complete mental focus at the events outside of the Grand Slam tournaments, but she has played pretty well in her two wins this week.

It didn't start well as she dropped the first set against Mona Barthel, but she fought back well to win that match and then comfortably dismissed Alison Riske in the last Round.

Her previous match against Alize Cornet was a tight battle at Wimbledon which was decided by the slimmest of margins, but Bouchard could back that up here in this Quarter Final.

Cornet plays hard and is a tough competitor as was shown in her win over Kristen Flipkens from a losing position in the decider. Cornet can serve well at times, but there are points of a match where she doesn't get out of her own way and I can see that being the reason that Bouchard is able to overcome her in this match.

I can't imagine this will be straight-forward, but Bouchard may eventually come through with a 46, 62, 75 win.

MY PICKS: Petra Kvitova - 4.5 Games @ 1.85 Pinnacle (2 Units)
Eugenie Bouchard - 3.5 Games @ 1.92 Bet Victor (2 Units)

Weekly Update: 2-5, - 6.45 Units (13 Units Staked, - 49.62% Yield)

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