Bank of the West Classic — Quarter-finals (11 PM EST)
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)
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)
Del Potro: – 700
Gulbis: + 450