WTA Tennis Betting: Radwanska To Come Up Short vs Cibulkova In Miami


The final two spots in the 2014 WTA Sony Open are up for grabs on Wednesday, with the remaining two quarter finals in play at Crandon Park today.

My one best bet was a comfortable winner on Tuesday when Serena Williams eased past Angie Kerber with no problems whatsoever in a comprehensive 6-2, 6-2 victory.

Maria Sharapova won the other quarter final on Tuesday, as she ran away with the latter stages of her clash with the unpredictable Petra Kvitova.

Play starts at 5pm UK time today, with a repeat of the Australian Open final.

 

Dominika Cibulkova 1.72, Agnieszka Radwanska 2.06 – BET and WATCH live on Unibet TV from 17.05 GMT

Aga keeps grinding out the wins on her dodgy knee and in this fifth meeting between the Pole and Cibulkova in a little over a year it could play a big part in the outcome today.

In traditional WTA style the four meetings that have taken place between the pair lately have all had wildly differing results, with Radwanska winning 6-0, 6-0 in Sydney and Domi winning easily 6-1, 6-2 in Melbourne in their most recent encounter.

That thrashing in the Australian Open semi final will certainly rile Aga and she’ll be looking for a little bit of revenge here – whether her body will allow her to do it is another matter.

The world number three’s last match here in Miami was a struggle, with a final set win over Elina Svitolina largely coming down to the more experienced player performing better in the vital moments and a MTO for that knee threw Svitolina a little too.

She’ll need to improve for that match, as she’s facing an opponent who is arguably in the form of her life right now and is playing with a lot of confidence after making that Australian Open final.

Domi backed that performance up with a title in Acapulco and she looks a bona fide member of the top-10 at the moment – a ranking that she will achieve if she wins this match.

According to my calculations she’ll overtake Sara Errani and enter the top-10 for the first time if she wins this match and considering her current form and Aga’s injury the talented Slovak just has the edge for me in this one.

 

Caroline Wozniacki 3.10, Na Li 1.35 - BET and WATCH live on Unibet TV from 23.05 GMT

Any match involving Li can be a real struggle to predict, as she’s highlighted yet again in her performances this week and over the last few weeks on the WTA Tour.

The Australian Open champion has been tinkering with her service action, which resulted in a slew of double faults both here in Miami and at Indian Wells and she was also very error-ridden off the ground.

But, quite typically for the world number two, she had one of her good days against Carla Suarez Navarro and her good days can be devastating as that match showed.

Li put her good performance down to the similarity of her husband’s game to that of Suarez Navarro, meaning that she’s well used to facing that kind of ball and in her comfort zone she is very tough to beat.

Today she’ll face something a little different in the form of Wozniacki, who’s dismissed her last two opponents for the loss of just two games, but the quality of opposition has left much to be desired.

Sloane Stephens was woeful in committing 37 unforced errors in just 13 total games, while Varvara Lepchenko was exhausted after a three-hour battle in the heat and humidity in her previous match against Ajla Tomljanovic.

The career series between Caro and Li stands at 3-3, but the rivalry goes back all the way to 2008 and they haven’t met now for around 18 months, during which time Wozniacki has gone through more coaches than National Express.

Should Li play as she did against CSN then she should win this with a bit to spare, but that’s always the gamble with Li. She may turn up and not be able to find the court for half an hour, during which time all bets are off.

Providing the error-ridden Li doesn’t turn up the 1.90 about her winning in straight sets looks the call here.

Best Bet: Back Cibulkova to beat Radwanska at 1.72