Quarterfinal action at the two WTA tournaments this week in Washington and San Jose will be played on Friday, August 5. Below we look at some of our best tennis betting tips for the day.
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Coco Gauff v Paula Badosa
Coco Gauff is proving her Atlanta exhibition level was no outlier but rather a very high level of tennis she is currently playing. After easily smashing Kalinina in her first match in San Jose, the American followed that up with another strong performance to down 4x grand slam champion Naomi Osaka.
The American is playing at a very high level right now with a lot of confidence in her game and it’s visible. She is not panicking, there is no anxiety in her game and she’s ready for whatever her opponent does. That’s when Gauff is at her best and the American could be a really strong contender for the US Open if she keeps this up.
An added motivation of being able to secure a WTA Finals appearance is another huge motivator. Her opponent is a player who’s been in that position last year. Badosa excelled last year making her way from outside of the top 50 inside the top 10 and an appearance at the WTA Finals.
Badosa is not playing that well at the moment barely battling past a qualifier in round one. I don’t expect her to magically improve overnight so I do think that Gauf will be favoured here, by quite a bit. She’s already bested her earlier this year in Doha and I think she’ll do it again.
They are simply playing at two different levels at the moment. Take Gauff to win it.
Tip: Coco Gauff to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
Daria Kasatkina v Aryna Sabalenka
While the talent is undoubtedly on the side of Sabalenka, the tennis shown this year has been more impressive by Kasatkina. Neither was able to play at Wimbledon but it seems like Kasatkina used that time better. She returned in quite a strong form winning two matches without any issues.
The same can’t be said of Sabalenka who barely battled through the next round having to come back from 3-5 down in the final set. The comeback was impressive and should elevate her confidence but she can’t keep serving so many double faults as she is doing at the moment. Sabalenka had 23 in her round one matchup and it’s a problem that persisted since the start of the season.
Not being able to solve it so many months later is a concern and it’s one that is going to be problematic during this part of the season. Dolehide is a solid player but any decently strong player would have beaten Sabalenka in that match, particularly one who played a consistent top 10 level as Kasatkina.
The difference in level shown by these two players so far in San Jose is staggering and the only logical thing here is to back Kasatkina to win. A couple of things could give you pause. Sabalenka was a finalist here in 2019 so she’s quite comfortable on these courts. She also has a 3-1 H2H score against the Russian.
Tip: Kasatkina to win: 3/4 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
Emma Raducanu v Liudmila Samsonova
This is a superb matchup on paper because both of them like to attack and Washington will provide them with plenty of chances to do so. Both are pretty strong servers as well so there should be aces and overall it just promises to be a heated clash in the scorching heat the D.C. area is experiencing these days.
Raducanu needed three hours to beat Osorio and it was a match that had everything. The Brit was better throughout the match but she complicated matters considerably losing a break up in both sets. In the first, she dropped 5 games in a row and in the 2nd four so there are clearly up and down moments in her game.
She is also dealing with blisters on her hand and for a player who rarely ventures up front and finishes off points on the net, that’s a problem, particularly as she likes to grip it tight and hit hard. Samsonova looked more comfortable so far winning two matches with very few issues. She did drop a set to Tomljanovic but came to win it without any problems.
This match will largely come down to the fitness of Raducanu.
If she recovers well she’ll be in a good spot however if she doesn’t it’s going to problem. The blisters can prove a factor as well and considering how fragile she has been this year it doesn’t bode well. I think it’ll be close but I trust Samsonova more in a 3-set scenario so I’ll back her to win it.
Tip: Samsonova to win: 1/2 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)
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