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WTA Rogers Cup Semifinals Odds & Picks: Andreescu vs Kenin & Williams vs Bouzkova

Hayley Graham

by Hayley Graham in Tennis

Updated Mar 26, 2020 · 8:24 AM PDT

Serena Williams is into the Rogers Cup semifinals after knocking off Naomi Osaka. Photo from @CP24 (Twitter)
  • Bianca Andreescu became the first Canadian woman to make the Rogers Cup semifinals since 1979
  • Andresscu is playing in her first tournament since the French Open in May
  • Simona Halep retired from her quarterfinals match against Marie Bouzkova

The Rogers Cup semifinals take place Saturday and Bianca Andresscu and Sofia Kenin will be facing off at 1pm EST, and Serena Williams and Marie Bouzkova will go head to head at 6pm EST.

2019 WTA Rogers Cup Semi Final Odds – Andresscu vs. Kenin

Player Spread Win Total
Bianca Andreescu +2 +108 -116
Sofia Kenin -2 -128 -104

*Odds taken 8/10/19 
Bianca Andreescu and Sofia Kenin will face each other in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup Saturday afternoon, and the two are not strangers to each other this year.

The young phenom’s faced each other at both the Mexican and Miami Open, both taking one.

Hometown Hero

Andreescu has already etched herself in the Canadian history books, but it’s not over yet for the 19-year-old, and it won’t come easy in the semifinals. During her quarterfinal match she had to take a medical timeout in the second set and battled a strained groin for the rest of the match. An injury that she will battle in the semi’s that will take place about 24 hours after her victory.

In the third set I told myself ‘go big or go home.’ Literally go home. My home is like two minutes from here.” – Bianca Andreescu

No Easy Path

Neither player had an easy quarterfinal match up. Kenin saw former Rogers Cup winner Elina Svitolina, and was able to shut her down in straight sets, 7-6, 6-4. Andreescu saw former world no. 1 Karolina Pliskova, and took match 6-0, 2-6, 6-4.

20-year-old Sofia Kenin is no joke. She upset world no. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the first round of the Rogers Cup, and plays tough tennis.

Where To Put Your Money

For this semifinals match up, Andreescu has to be your pick. She’s the hometown hero, the skies the limit, this was her tournament opportunity for a comeback, and she’s proven that literally nothing can stop her right now, including a strained groin. The match will definitely go the distance, because of the fatigue and the amount of tennis both players have played this week. But Bianca’s power, drive, and adrenaline will probably be enough to take her to the finals.

Pick: Andreescu (+108)

2019 WTA Rogers Cup Semi Final Odds – Williams vs Bouzková

Player Spread Win Total
Serena Williams -5 1/2 -488 -110
Marie Bouzková +5 1/2 +413 -110

Serena Williams defeated Naomi Osaka in a rematch of what was a controversial US Open Final last year to move onto the semifinals of the Rogers Cup. Williams was able to beat Osaka 6-3, 6-4. Marie Bouzkova made it to the semifinals after Simona Halep retired after the first set, which Bouzkova took 6-4.

First Meeting

Williams and Bouzkova have never seen each other in a match, but both are more than familiar with how the other plays. This week Bouzkova has showcased that she can really go head to head with anyone out there. Don’t let it fool you that her quarterfinal opponent retired, the 21-year old still jumped out to a 4-0 lead against Halep. Bouzkova took down Sloane Stephens and Jelena Ostapenko to get to where she is in this tournament.

Where To Put Your Money

Bouzkova has been playing incredible tennis, but Williams is the better bet in this match up. Williams came out against Osaka with an 82% success rate on her first serves and had 12 aces, and didn’t face a single break point. Don’t be surprised if Bouzkova gives Williams a run for her money.

The young superstar has great skill and laser sharp focus, but Williams has the opportunity to hoist her fourth Rogers Cup trophy if she continues to play the way we’ve seen her play this tournament.

Pick: Williams (-488)

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