May 26, 2022; Paris, France; Paula Badosa (ESP) returns a shot from Kaja Juvan (SLO) during a match on day five of the French Open at Stade Roland-Garros. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
- The quarterfinals of the WTA Silicon Valley Classic will be played today, August 5th
- All four matches are on the slate
- Continue below for odds, match previews, and best bet predictions
It’s been an interesting week down in Silicon Valley, as many of the top players chose to play in the tournament. Naomi Osaka returned to the court for the first time since May, Bianca Andreescu is dealing with injury again, as she struggled through her first round match.
But now the quarterfinals are here, five of the eight players are seeded, and all four matches are expected to be a close exciting encounter.
WTA Silicon Valley Classic Quarterfinals Odds & Picks (Aug 5)
|Shelby Rogers vs Amanda Anisimova||+150 / -205|
| Coco Gauff vs  Paula Badosa||-170 / +130|
| Daria Kasatkina vs  Aryna Sabalenka||+100 / -130|
| Ons Jabeur vs Veronika Kudermetova||-230 / +175|
No real surprise in terms of who the favorites are in their respected matches, but continue below for previews and best bet prediction, to see what we could expect later today.
Shelby Rogers vs Amanda Anisimova Prediction
This is not the first time these two have set up an all-American clash at a tournament. This will be the third meeting between Rogers and Anisimova, with Rogers holding a 2-0 head-to-head edge.
Their first meeting came just in 2021, where Rogers saw herself down a set, and managed to come back to win. And their most recent match happened earlier this year in the first round in Miami, where once again Anisimova was able to win the first set, but Rogers found a way to come back and win.
Into her third quarterfinal of the year 👏
— wta (@WTA) August 5, 2022
Both player have two matches under their belt as they head into the quarters. Rogers has had tougher opponents in Andreescu, and No. 1 seed Maria Sakkari. The American has yet to lose a set in the tournament. Anisimova hasn’t been challenged to the same degree, having defeated Ashlyn Krueger and Karolina Pliskova. She managed a comeback win against Pliskova after dropping the first set.
Anisimova is the higher ranked player between the two, but Rogers has the edge coming into this match. Not only has she beat the younger American a couple of times, she has had an impressive week, spent less time on the count, and has managed to be more consistent.
Best Bet: Shelby Rogers (+150)
 Coco Gauff vs  Paula Badosa prediction
This might be the most exciting match of the day, as Gauff and Badosa go head-to-head for the third time, with their current head-to-head split at 1-1. Badosa won their first meeting in 2021, whereas Gauff won their most recent encounter earlier this year.
Gauff will be coming into this match, coming off a win over Osaka. The 18-year old defeated the former No. 1 in straight sets. She also defeated Anhelina Kalinina in straight sets in the first round. Badosa, who is the second set, had a bye in the first round, resulting in just having one match under her belt prior to the quarterfinals. She defeated American Elizabeth Mandilk 6-2, 5-7, 7(7)-6(5).
A statement performance under the sunset 🌅
— wta (@WTA) August 5, 2022
Badosa comes into the match with the better record on hardcourts, but Gauff has won 13 of 16 matches since the start of the French Open. Both of these players are aggressive players, who don’t waste anytime against their opponents. From their powerful groundstrokes to strong serves, these two will match each other, resulting in an exciting match.
Seeing that this could go either way, look for the best bet to come in the form of sets. This could go the distance.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 sets (+135)
 Daria Kasatkina vs  Aryna Sabalenka Prediction
These set of opponents are also very familiar with each other, as this will be the fifth meeting between Kasatkina and Sabalenka. Sabalenka leads the head-to-head 3-1. Kasatkina won their first meeting in 2019, but it’s been Sabalenka has won their three most recent in 2020, and two in 2021.
Kasatkina dropped the first set of her first match, but has been lights out since. She defeated Elena Rybakina in three sets, and went on to defeated Taylor Townsend 6-4, 6-0, to earn a spot in the quarters.
This will be another match that either player has the skills to win. Both players are aggressive, and skilled with their shot selection. This match could really go either way.
Best Bet: Over 2.5 set (+105)
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