Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Indian Wells QF: Marquee match Jankovic vs. Radwanska

Simona Halep vs. Casey Dellacqua

Simona seemed to have mastered the art of winning despite not playing well. She was down a break in her match against Bouchard in the third set, but grinded out a tight win. Casey will be very fresh after Davis had to withdrew with a stomach upset. However, Simona will take out Casey fresh or tired. The Australian has had a nice run, but has weaknesses that Simona can exploit. Look out for a straightforward no-nonsense win for Halep.

Pick: Halep in 2 sets

Jelena Jankovic vs. Agnieszka Radwanska

Jankovic was very impressive in her dismissal of Wozniacki. Can she carry that momentum forward against Radwanska? Unlike Caroline, Radwanska never gives you two same balls one after the other. Jelena will need to be ready for the Pole's tricks. While Radwanska was lackluster in her Middle East tournaments, she seemed to have turned a corner and is getting back into good form. It will be a closely contested match here with both players playing well. I think Radwanska will edge out Jankovic in a 3 set thriller with lots of entertaining rallies.

Pick: Radwanska in 3 tight sets 

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