With the 2021 Miami Open underway, it’s time to find the best value on Tuesday’s Day 2 WTA Tour docket. Two widely respected veterans kick things off on Tuesday when world No. 60 Alize Cornet takes on two-time slam winner and world No. 39 Svetlana Kuznetsova. World No. 59 Laura Siegemund takes on World No. 90 Christina McHale and last, but not least, legendary world No. 76 Venus Williams takes on world No. 86 Zarina Diyas.
Okay, with all of that said, let’s get to my trio of WTA Tour picks so you can bet against their Tennis odds.
2021 Miami Open – Tennis Betting Predictions
Alize Cornet Vs Svetlana Kuznetsova
- WTA Odds: Alize Cornet +131 / Svetlana Kuznetsova -175
31-year-old veteran Alize Cornet is 4-6 on the year. The native of France took out Daria Kasatinka in three sets in her first round match in Dubai before falling to Aryna Sabalenka 2-6, 4-6 in the second round. 35-year-old Svetlana Kuznetsova is 5-5 on the year. The two-time Russian slam winner went 2-1 n St. Petersburg but comes into this match off a three-set loss against Kasatinka in her last match. These two veterans have split six career meetings with Kuzy winning 6-3, 6-3 the last time they met at the Wuhan Open in 2017. The fact of the matter is that this matchup could go either way. However, I like Cornet to get it done because she’s the young player – and the value-packed underdog. This will likely be a three-set thriller.
Pick: Alize Cornet in 3 Sets
Laura Siegemund Vs Christina McHale
- WTA Odds: Christina McHale +216 / Laura Siegemund -303
Christina McHale is a dismal 1-5 on the year. She’s lost two straight matches including a 4-6, 1-6 loss against Anastasija Savastova at Adelaide in her last match. Laura Siegemund is 6-6 on the year. She’s also dropped two straight including a 3-6, 2-6 defeat against Anastasia Potapova in Dubai the last time out.
These two have never met, but Laura Siegemund is the pick for me here. Christina McHale is only 28-years-old while Siegemund in 33-years-old, but the veteran maximizes her chances to win while McHale often doesn’t have a game plan despite being the owner of bigger weapons in this pairing. Keep it simple here.
Pick: Laura Siegemund in 3 Sets
Zarina Diyas Vs Venus Williams
- WTA Odds: Zarina Diyas +110 / Venus Williams -144
Zarina Diyas is 4-3 on the year The 27-year-old Kazakhstan native won two matches in Melbourne before falling to Bianca Andreescu via retirement in her last match. Venus Williams is 2-2 on the year. The 40-year-old, 10-time slam winner beat Kirsten Flipkens in Melbourne in her opener before loosing to veteran Sara Errani 6-10, 6-0 in her second round match.
Williams is 1-0 in her career against Diyas, winning 7-6 (8), 6-4 at the Western&Southern Open in Cincinnati in 2015. I’m going with Williams to get it done again in a matchup that features two players returning from injury. Williams has the bigger and more dangerous weapons in this matchup and she will be hungry!
Pick: Venus Williams in 3 Sets