The 2017 BNP Paribas Open is winding down with a key matchup between Karolína Plíšková and Svetlana Kuznetsova Friday night. Odds had Plíšková -1.5 +180 -135 and Kuznetsova +1.5 -170 +145
The two women will meet in the semi-finals of this event.
Veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova was the first woman in the desert to book her spot in the semis after routing countrywoman and friend Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, 6-3, 6-2.
Plíšková, meanwhile, moved forward to the semi-final after the world number three beat Spaniard Garbine Muguruza 7-6 (7/2) 7-6 (7/5).
"I started both sets well and was hitting the ball well from the baseline but she improved and I struggled on my serve,” the Czech tennis players said of her opponent. “I am just happy to get through."
The matchup will take place at 11:30 pm EST Friday night.
- Alistair Prescott, Gambling911.com