Bank of the West Classic — Quarter-finals (11 PM EST)

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Serena Williams:  – 150 (wager 150 units to win 100 units plus initial wager)

Maria Sharapova:  + 120 (wager 100 units to win 120 units plus initial wager)

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Serena leads the series 6-2 and has not lost on a hardcourt to Sharapova since the end of 2004 (indoors).  That said, Sharapova seems to have it together lately, putting up a big spring and making the Wimbledon final.  We always root for Serena when she’s not playing big sis, but we might be thinking Masha looks good right here as a dog.  Serena looked good here Thursday, straighting Kirilenko 6-2, 6-3 to open, while Hantuchova gave Sharapova a stiff 2nd round encounter that obviously went to Sharapova, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.  Both players could be a bit distracted out in Cali, with all that both  have going on.  Tonight’s winner will play Sabine Lisicki, playing great tennis, in the semi-finals.  Serena is looking for her 6th win in only her 9th match since returning to the tour from her cut foot and the life threatening complications.  Sharapova is 33-7  on the year and has won at Rome and semi-finaled at Roland Garros, losing to eventual champion Na Li.

 

Farmers Classic — Quarter-finals (Los Angeles, 10:30 PM)

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  Del Potro:  – 700

Gulbis:  + 450

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