The second week of the US Open gets underway on Monday with 8 women vying for a place in the quarter finals. The top half of the draw at Flushing Meadows is headlined by world number 1 Karolina Pliskova whilst there are 3 American women carrying the hopes of a nation in the city that never sleeps. Coco Vandeweghe, Madison Keys and Jennifer Brady are all flying the flag in the final major of the year and are sure to be spurred on by their home support.
Here’s our run down of all 4 women’s matches taking place in New York on Sunday:
Tennis Betting Tip: Karolina Pliskova vs Jennifer Brady
World number 1 and 2016 finalist Karolina Pliskova has had a comfortable run to round 4 and will be hoping for more of the same here. She will be desperate not only to progress towards her maiden Grand Slam but a win here would be a big step towards holding on to her number 1 ranking over the next few weeks. Brady has had a remarkable run in her home slam, dispatching of experienced campaigners Strycova and Petkovic on her run to round 4.
Head to Head
This is the first meeting between these 2 women and with a passionate US crowd almost certain to be vocally supporting Brady, it promises to be an intriguing one. Pliskova is rightfully installed as the 2/11 favourite with Marathon Bet whilst Brady will have to be at her best at 5/1 with Sporting Bet.
Pliskova has been in decent form this week and her half of the draw is opening up nicely for her – backing her to win by 2 sets to 0 and there to be under 19.5 games in the match (as a double) represents good value at 2/1 with Coral.
Tennis Betting Tip: Elina Svitolina vs Madison Keys
Two of the most ferocious hitters on tour meet in the undisputed tie of the round. Keys is an enigmatic talent who the American public have huge hopes for and they would dearly love to see her lifting the crown at the end of the week. Svitolina’s 2017 has been remarkable which has seen her rise into the world’s top 5. Seeded 4 here in New York, how she would dearly love to break her Grand Slam title duck this week.
Head to Head
This will be the second match-up between these 2 players with Keys emerging victorious from their last match-up over 2 years ago at New Haven. Svitolina’s ranking and match practice sees her start as the marginal favourite for this one at 5/6 with Bet Victor whilst Keys is hot on her heels at 11/10 with Sporting Bet.
This could be the match of the round – backing the tie to go to 3 sets looks like the smartest punt at 11/8 with Sky Bet.
Tennis Betting Tip: Kaia Kanepi vs Daria Kasatkina
In one of the more surprising round 4 matches, up and coming Russian Daria Kasatkina takes on Estonian Kaia Kanepi who has had a remarkable run this week. Kasatkina’s career is very much on an upward curve and she looks to be part of the next generation on the WTA Tour and impressed in her round 3 defeat of French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko. Kanepi reached number 15 in the world back in 2012 but has struggled for form and injury since and had to come through qualifying here. Both women will see this as a real chance to progress to the last 8.
Head to Head
These 2 women will be meeting for the first time at tour level on Monday. Kasatkina’s higher ranking justifies her strong favouritism at 8/15 with Ladbrokes whilst Kanepi is 8/5 with Betway to keep her dream run going.
Experience could be the order of the day here – this is unchartered territory for Kasatkina whilst Kanepi has reached the last 8 of a Grand Slam on 4 previous occasions – backing Kanepi to win by 2 sets to 1 looks tempting at 5/1 with Betway.
Coco Vandeweghe vs Lucie Safarova
Another home favourite Coco Vandeweghe looks to progress to her maiden US Open quarter final and continue her remarkable form at Grand Slams in 2017. Despite bombing out in round 1 at Roland Garros, she reached the last 8 at Wimbledon and the last 4 in Australia suggesting she plays her best stuff at the big events. Safarova is a really consistent performer who is notoriously hard to beat – she’s had a favourable draw so far in New York and will need to up her level against Vandeweghe.
Head to Head
This is the 5th meeting between these 2 women with Safarova leading the head to head 3:1. Despite this Vandeweghe starts at 8/11 with Bet 365 and Safarova is 11/10 with Bet Victor to claim victory.
This is another tough tie to call and with so much at stake, both players will be desperate to come through this one. Backing a tie-break in the match and the match to go to 3 sets looks a great double at 7.74/1 with Sky Bet.