Bianca Andreescu (15) vs Serena Williams (8)
Bianca Andreescu’s dream run at the US Open continued on Thursday with a 7-6(3), 7-5 win over No.13 seed Belinda Bencic in two hours and 13 minutes. The Canadian teenager saved 10 of 13 break points and won 69.84% of her first-serve points to extend her winning streak on the WTA Tour to 12 matches. Regardless of this Sunday’s outcome, Andreescu already made history for Canada after becoming the first-ever player from her country to reach the US Open final. Adding to this, Bianca is just the second Canadian woman to reach a Grand Slam final after Eugenie Bouchard’s run to the Wimbledon final in 2014.
Andreescu will next face six-time US Open champion Serena Williams, who needed just 70 minutes to dismiss Elina Svitolina in the semifinals, losing only four games in that encounter. The 38-year-old saved all six break points she faced and won 48.39% of the points played on the Ukrainian’s serve to reach the final at Flushing Meadows for the 10th time in her career. Serena lost all three major finals she played since becoming a mother but has another chance this Saturday to equal Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles.
Looking now at the odds for this contest, Serena is the main favorite at -265 with 5Dimes while Bovada offers +240 for Andreescu to lift the trophy. Bianca loves to play on the big stage and has yet to lose a match against a Top 10 player. On the other hand, Williams failed to win a set in any of the four finals she played on the WTA Tour over the last two years. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Andreescu’s tennis betting odds with her +1.5 Set Handicap as the best play for this final.
Best Pick: Bianca Andreescu +1.5 Set Handicap (-104) with Pinnacle