French Open Tips: Day 12 (Women’s Semi Finals)

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Rain halted play on Day 11 with Nadal losing the opening set while Del Potro and Cilic are locked at 5-5 in the opening set tiebreaker. We did however see the completion of the women’s quarters with Muguruza crushing Sharapova and Halep coming from a set down to beat Kerber. Fans will be treated to more tennis that expected today with both women’s semi finals and the completion of the men’s quarters.

Women’s French Open Tips

Simona Halep v Garbine Muguruza
Their respective quarter final matches took a very different path. Halep had to draw on all of her experience in order to come back from a set down against Kerber while Muguruza dropped just three games against Sharapova. When you consider the caliber of the opponent, it was the most impressive performance of the tournament. The Wolf is expecting a similar outcome in this one. Muguruza has won 3 of their 4 meetings including a 6-1 6-0 annihilation in the final of the Cincinnati Masters last year. Muguruza has the power and consistency to gain complete control of this match. The Wolf says it is on her racquet, meaning Halep will have to continue her search for her maiden slam at a later date.
Best Bet: Muguruza WIN ($1.80)

Madison Keys v Sloane Stephens
Stephens has been the darling of the Wolfpack throughout the tournament and that will continue tonight! Her record against Keys is formidable to say the least. The H2H reads 2-0 with Stephens winning all four sets contested – dropping a total of only 9 games. She cruised to her maiden Grand Slam at last year’s US Open with a 6-3 6-0 win over Keys and her consistency from the baseline will again be the difference between them. Stephens is serving far too well to be challenged. She has made 76% of first serves in the tournament and has won a tournament leading 69% of points behind her 2nd serve. Keys will not be able to make any inroads and we will see a comfortable win for Stephens as a result.
Best Bet: Stephens -3.5 ($2.00)

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