WTA Elite Trophy, 08:00 – Pliskova v V Williams
This is their first meeting.
Venus needed 3 sets in her first 2 matches but looked really focused against Vinci, losing just 4 games.
Pliskova beat Jankovic in 3 sets but then easily defeated Errani and Svitolina in straight sets. Pliskova has a poor record in finals. She has won 1 of her 5 finals this season although was underdog in the 4 she lost. In her last 2 she took Kerber to 3 sets.
Venus has won both her 2015 finals. This one could go either way. Both prefer faster courts.
Value is on Pliskova. I think we get 3 sets. Lay the set 1 winner.
I give a slight edge to Venus.
ATP BNP Paribas Masters, 14:00 – Djokovic v Murray
Djokovic leads 5-1 in their 2015 meetings. Murray’s win was in August on a hard court.
I wasn’t sure how interested Murray was this week but he fought hard to beat Ferrer and Gasquet.
Djokovic also had a struggle in the semi final when he was taken to 3 sets by Wawrinka. He needed 2 tie breaks to get the better of Berdych.
Value is on Murray but Djokovic has a superb record at this tournament. He has won the title for the last 2 seasons. Its hard to go against Djokovic but hopefully Murray can make a match of it.
Back Djokovic if Murray takes set 1.