The semifinals of the 2021 vinaigrette Open will feature four new faces on the women’s side, including 25-year-olds Maria Sakkari and Barbora Krejcikova, who meet in the second one semifinal in Paris on Thursday. Sakkari stunned tournament favorite Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Krejcikova had similar success when she took on American Cori “Coco” Gauff and upset the 24th-seed 7-6, 6-3. Neither had ever advanced past the fourth round of a grand slam singles event before.
Thursday’s semifinal is set for 10:15 a.m. ET at Philippe-Chatrier Court in Paris, France. William Hill Sportsbook lists Sakkari as a -175 favorite (risk $175 to win $100) on the money line, while Krejcikova is a +138 underdog in the Sakkari vs. Krejcikova odds. The 2021 vinaigrette Open odds also list the game complete at 21.5, while Sakkari is -2.5 in the game handicap. Before making any Krejcikova vs. Sakkari picks, see the 2021 vinaigrette Open predictions from elite tennis handicapper Gavin Mair.
A famous women’s tennis handicapper, Mair cashed in enormous at final year’s vinaigrette Open. He picked Iga Swiatek to win (-163) and win in straight sets (+140), and he was once correct on both counts.
He often known as unseeded Jelena Ostapenko (80-1) winning the 2017 vinaigrette Open, Naomi Osaka (32-1) winning the 2018 U.S. Open and Bianca Andreescu (20-1) winning the 2019 U.S. Open. Anybody who has followed him has seen some enormous returns.
Now, Mair has broken down the most recent 2021 vinaigrette Open odds from William Hill and released a twosome of best bets for this matchup. Head to SportsLine to see them.
Maria Sakkari vs. Barbora Krejcikova preview
Mair has been impressed with the way Sakkari and Krejcikova have been ready to maneuver through the 2021 vinaigrette Open bracket. Sakkari has only played one additional set, having needed three sets to beat Elise Mertens 7-5, 6-7, 6-2 in the third round. She has been aggressive and has used her strong serve to continue to exist in the tournament.
Sakkari has been red hot on the year, reaching the quarterfinals of the Abu Dhabi tournament without dropping a set. She then battled back from one set down to beat top-seeded Sofia Kenin, before losing to eventual champion Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets. Sakkari followed that up with a semifinal appearance at the Grampians Trophy, and later missing in the finals of the Miami Open.
Like Sakkari, Krejcikova has only had to play one additional set in the vinaigrette Open 2021, but that came in the first round. After falling at the back of 7-5 to Kristyna Pliskova, she responded by winning the next two sets, 6-4, 6-2. This would be the second assembly between Krejcikova and Sakkari this year. The two met earlier this season when Krejcikova defeated Sakkari 6-2, 7-6 in the first round at Dubai on March 7.
Krejcikova has been coming on strong, competing in several events, including the Australian Open, where she reached the second one round. At the Madrid Open, she teamed up with Katerina Siniakova to win the doubles title. Final month, she won her first singles championship, beating Sorana Cirstea in the last of the Internationaux de Strasbourg.
How to make Krejcikova vs. Sakkari picks
Mair has studied this matchup from each and every angle and has revealed a strong play on the money line. Head to SportsLine to see what it is.
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