There are plenty of quality WTA Indian tournament Wells matchups on Thursday, including Kim Clijsters vs Katerina Siniakova.
Clijsters is making yet another comeback and she headlines the parlay, which also includes Ajla Tomljanovic vs Usue Maitane Arconada and Caroline Garcia vs Kirsten Flipkens.
Tennis betting odds are available for all WTA Indian Wells matches.
Clijsters vs Siniakova
Kim Clijsters might be outside the top 1,400 in the world, but the multiple Grand Slam champion has every chance of making a winning comeback.
The spritely 38-year-old won a set against a quality player in Chicago last month, so that will give her confidence against a player who is struggling for confidence.
Katerina Siniakova has lost three of her last four matches, and although she has faced stronger opponents than Clijsters, the moment of facing a legend could get to the youngster.
Tennis star Kim Clijsters was playing an invitational at Wimbledon, when a male fan heckled her.
How did she respond?
By inviting him to the court – to see if he could return her serve.
It’s one of the best moments in sports.pic.twitter.com/GDjW1NVnTv
— Goodable (@Goodable) October 2, 2021
The sportsbook has Siniakova as a -290 favorite, which isn’t getting our money. We see much better value in backing Clijsters with a +4 games advantage at -105. It’s a fair line, especially over a potential two-set match.
“I have friends back at home in Belgium who said, ‘Oh, before I’m 40, I would like to run a marathon’ or something like that,'” Clijsters told Yahoo Sports.
“I enjoy when I’m out there and seeing how I react the next day. And like, ‘Oh, this thing is reacting this way.’ Or my anticipation, ‘how can I train to improve that?’”
We can’t see Clijsters getting dominated by a player outside the top 50, so her sponsor’s exemption into the tournament could be put to good use.
Pick: Kim Clijsters +4 (-105)
Garcia vs Flipkens
We are confident in Carolina Garcia getting the job done against Kirsten Flipkens.
The French player might have lost her last three matches, dating to the U.S. Open, but she will enjoy facing Flipkens, who has fallen outside the top 130.
Flipkens used to be a tough player to beat, but prior to winning four of her last five matches against inferior opponents, she had lost seven of her previous 10 matches.
It has been a slow and steady decline for Flipkens, and we think Garcia will get back on track against the easier opponent.
Garcia showed her ability when beating Sloane Stephens in Cincinnati before losing to Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza in the quarterfinals.
She owns a 2-1 advantage over Flipkens despite having not played since 2016. Her style of play is ideal for a defensive player like Flipkens.
Bookmakers have Garcia at -190 in moneyline markets, but there is better value with the game handicap. Take Garcia -3½, which has been confidently backed into -115.
Pick: Caroline Garcia -3½ (-115)
Arconada vs Tomljanovic
There is a sizable class difference between Usue Maitane Arconada and Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.
Not only is there over 140 places between them in the world rankings, but Tomljanovic is consistently facing the best players in the world, which can’t be said for her opponent.
Tomljanovic might have lost her last two matches, but those came against top-level opponents, so bettors shouldn’t be disparaged.
Arconada, to her credit, has won her last six matches. They came in low-graded events before she won both Indian Wells qualifying matches.
— Tennis Channel (@TennisChannel) October 1, 2021
Tomljanovic is the better player and bettors get value odds. She is paying -240 in moneyline markets, but there is also value with game handicap markets.
The favorite is -4, which shouldn’t be too difficult to cover. We predict a 6-3, 6-3 win, so that sees the spread hit comfortably.
Money is coming for Tomljanovic in betting online markets, so jump on the current odds.
Pick: Ajla Tomljanovic -4 (-120)