US Open Women´s Final Best Tennis Bets and Predictions

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Saturday, September 7, 2019 9:08 AM UTC

Saturday, Sep. 7, 2019 9:08 AM UTC

Can Serena Williams reach tennis immortality, or will the Missisuaga Mammoth rewrite the history books yet again in this year´s US Open final?

<div><h2><strong>Bianca Andreescu(15) vs. Serena Williams(8)</strong></h2><p><strong>Saturday, September 7, New York</strong><br /><br />To say that Bianca Vanessa Andreescu is simply talented is an enormous understatement. Born in Mississauga, Ontario, she quickly moved back to Romania where her parents have their roots. Picking up the racquet at age 7, "Bibi" was quickly seen to be talented. She moved back to Canada aged 11 and started playing for the Ontario racquet club. It wouldn´t take long before the Mississauga Mammoth made her impression. Aged just 15 she made the final in her first ITF tournament, along with winning back-to-back Orange Bowls. In 2017, Andreescu was the first player born this century to notch as top-20 win as she dispatched Kiki Mladenovic in Washington.<br /><br />"I told her she has to stop playing juniors. She wanted to play more but I said she is ready go to the higher level. As we see, she's doing great."</p><p>- Simona Halep<br /><br />Bianca quickly moved on from the juniors, where she ranked no. 3, to the higher levels, and has had an incredible 2019. This year, the Canadian phenom made the Auckland final, won Newport Beach, along with the very prestigious Indian Wells and Rogers cup titles. Sporting a 44-4 record this season, and undefeated since March, the accolades have kept on building. Andreescu also holds a perfect 8-0 record against top 10 opponents, and a perfect 12-0 record in deciding sets, along with the highest win rate on tour (87.2%). Having lost in the first round of qualifying last year, the biggest of stages has been no big deal for the Mississauga Mammoth - smashing all opposition in her path. The pathway to the final has looked like this:<br /><br /><em>Andreescu B. - Bencic B. SF 7-6(3), 7-5<br />Andreescu B. - Mertens E. QF 3-6, 6-2, 6-3<br />Andreescu B. - Townsend T. R16 6-1, 4-6, 6-2<br />Andreescu B. - Wozniacki C. 3R 6-4, 6-4<br />Andreescu B. - Flipkens K. 2R 6-3, 7-5<br />Andreescu B. - Volynets K. 1R 6-2, 6-4</em></p><p><em>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Bianca Andreescu wins the last five games, beats Belinda Bencic 7-6(3), 7-5 to reach a first Grand Slam final at the &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#USOpen&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;She is playing her 3rd career Grand Slam main draw.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;BiBi just can't lose a tennis match. Gets Serena Williams on Saturday.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;[getty] &lt;a href=\"https://t.co/l9e2WpuHIl\"&gt;pic.twitter.com/l9e2WpuHIl&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— José Morgado (@josemorgado) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/josemorgado/status/1169810973382889472?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;September 6, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</em></p><p>What´s been most impressive about Bianca´s run her has undoubtedly been the problem solving and mental resolve in the key moments. The 19-year old doesn´t panic with her back against the wall, in fact it´s the opposite. When the going gets tough, Andreescu gets going. Like against a redlining Mertens where she staged a comeback from 3-6, 2-2 0-30, or in the second set against Belinda Bencic where she trailed both 1-4 and 2-5.<br /><br />“I think when I’m down, I play my best tennis,” Andreescu said. “Whenever my back is against the wall, I think I’m just extra focused in those moments. I remember I told myself at 5-2 that I didn’t want to go in three sets. So I think just that switched my mindset. I was just really, really focused.”</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=164&amp;a=f339dce1-88de-4994-ab6a-c24e019bdf3b&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://cmscdn.staticcache.org/assets/image/0003/1348572/WHC_27064_Updated-In-Play-Tennis-Insurance_1280x480NEW.jpg" style="width:100%" /></a><br /><br />Her opponent in this final, really needs no further introduction. Once again, Serena Williams stands at the pinnacle of history, one more match standing in her way to rewrite the history books. The 37-year old American needs one more win to finally catch Margaret Court´s 24 Major titles. After falling short in three consecutive finals, is this the year for the legendary player? Out of the staggering 73 titles that Serena has won in her 976 matches spanning 22 years, this one would arguably be the most special. One win away from tennis immortality. Currently the holder of most Major finals appearances of active women with 33, the experience gap is almost immeasurable between the 37-year old and most players on tour:<br /><br />“It’s cool that I’ve been in more finals than anyone (currently) on tour after being pregnant. That’s kind of awesome,” Williams said. “It’s not easy to go through what I did and come back — and so fast. To keep playing to also not be 20 years old — yeah, I’m pretty proud of myself.”<br /><br />The world no.9 has had a challenging year on tour hampered by injuries, being severely limited in her movement and restricted to only 16 matches prior to Wimbledon. Since, the problematic knee hasn´t been bothering Serena, and the American has looked a much different player since. The 37-year old is making her 19th appearance at this tournament. It was now 21 years ago that the American legendary player won her first ever match against Nicole Pratt at these ground. This year, the path to the final has looked like this:<br /><br /><i>Williams S. - Svitolina E. SF 6-3, 6-1<br />Williams S. - Wang Q. QF 6-1, 6-0<br />Williams S. - Martic P. R16 6-3, 6-4<br />Williams S. - Muchova K. 3R 6-3, 6-2<br />Williams S. - McNally C. 2R 5-7, 6-3, 6-1<br />Williams S. - Sharapova M. 1R 6-1, 6-1</i></p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Serena Williams competed in the 1999 US Open final.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;She will compete again in the 2019 &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/hashtag/USOpen?src=hash&amp;amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#USOpen&lt;/a&gt; final.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It is the largest gap ever between two Grand Slam finals — 19 years and 364 days.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The woman she could face on Saturday, Bianca Andreescu, is aged 19 years and 82 days.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Crazy.&lt;/p&gt;— Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) &lt;a href=\"https://twitter.com/BastienFachan/status/1169772258593857536?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;September 6, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt; &lt;script async src=\"https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;"}[/]</p><p>Serena has looked back to her overwhelming best, moving as well as she has for a long time. Crushing winners left and right, being almost unbreakable on serve and even winning the prolonged baseline rallies by hustling all around the court. Her displays against the potentially tricky opponents in Qiang Wang and Elina Svitolina were incredible. All match long, the American was suffocating the counterpunchers, beating them into submission in two quick, dominant sets.<br /><br />In one of the promos for the US Open, the competitors are asked to reminisce about their memories of Serena Williams´ first ever victory at these grounds.<br /><br />“I wasn’t,” Bianca Andreescu says, pausing a beat, “born.”<br /><br />When Serena Williams first stepped out on these courts, Bianca wasn´t even born, perhaps not even a thought in her parent´s mind. But don´t let the incomparable levels of experience fool you. The Missisuaga Mammoth has all the weapons necessary to defuse to Serena Williams artillery. A complete player, there is no shot that Andreescu cannot hit. Overwhelmingly heavy groundstrokes are mixed with disrupting slices, tricky tropshots and clever lobs. Though many see the Canadian as quite the aggressive player, Bianca can defend the corners very well, and her defensive skills cannot be underestimated. In order to beat the Great American, she will have to utilize all the weapons in her artillery, and never surrender.<br /><br />The elusive 24th Major title is surely a thing that will be on the Great American´s mind in this tournament. She´s played brilliantly to get her, among the best we´ve seen from her in years. But despite the 37-year old dominating her way through, the final hurdle has been a different animal. After her entire game coming undone in three straight Major finals, unable to win even a set, the pressure will be on in her home Major. Even with all of Serena´s experience, her nerves have been her demise on these occasions. And as opposed to how many opponents would approach this match, feeling inferior and pressured in every point, Andreescu fears no one. It seems that the Canadian just cannot lose a match at the moment. As her career nears its end, the pressure and weight of expectation has weighed down Serena at the crucial moments. Even if finding her very best tennis, the pair are dead even statistically, even giving a small edge to the young Canadian. Based on what we´ve seen from the 37-year old´s last Major finals, a nervous start may well be possible here once again. Andreescu was up 3-1 in the Rogers Cup final just a few weeks ago before the American retired. With the amount of poise she´s possessed in the most crucial moments, with all the strength´s to her game she has much more than a puncher´s chance here. Just as we´ve said before the tournament even began. This is Bianca´s time. The Missisuagan Mammoth wins this year´s US Open, and rewrites history.<br /><br /><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="US Open Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best bet: Bianca Andreescu to win at 3.40 (12/5) with [Bet365] 1.5u</strong></em></a><br /> </p></div>
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