Veronika Kudermetova vs Anhelina Kalinina Prediction – Tennis Picks 05/19/2023

Randy ChambersMay 17, 2023
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Veronika Kudermetova and Anhelina Kalinina meet in the semifinal of the 2023 tennis Italian Open. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

Veronika Kudermetova Betting Preview

Veronika Kudermetova is coming off a 3 sets win over Qinwen Zheng that took 28 games to decide. In the victory, Kudermetova won 72 percent of her first serve points and 49 percent of her second serve points. Kudermetova won 61 percent of her total service points and converted on 4 of her 7 break points. Kudermetova got 53 percent of her first serves in play and hit 11 aces. Kudermetova has won 8 of her last 9 matches, her best stretch of the year. Kudermetova looks to make her first career WTA 1000 final appearance and her sixth career final appearance overall. Kudermetova is 0-1 in previous WTA 1000 semifinal matches. Kudermetova has won 8 of her last 9 matches on clay court.

Anhelina Kalinina Betting Preview

Anhelina Kalinina is coming off a 3 sets win over Beatriz Haddad Maia that took 35 games to decide. In the victory, Kalinina won 57 percent of her first serve points and 48 percent of her second serve points. Kalinina won 54 percent of her total service points and converted on 8 of her 15 break points. Kalinina got 65 percent of her first serves in play and hit 4 aces. Kalinina entered this tournament with 4 straight losses and has responded with 4 straight victories. Kalinina looks to make her first career WTA 1000 final appearance and her second career final appearance overall. Kalinina has split her last 8 matches on clay court.

H2H History

The previous 2 meetings were split, as Kudermetova won in 2021 Linz and Kalinina won 2023 Dubai. Both meetings were decided in 3 sets.

Randy’s Pick

Kudermetova is playing her best tennis of the year and it's hard to bet against her here given the experience edge. She’s also coming off probably her best showing of the tournament. Kalinina has little to no experience on this stage, and her serve has been spotty at times. Give me Kudermetova and the reasonable price, as she makes her first ever WTA 1000 final.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:Veronika Kudermetova -175
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