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The former world No. 15 Kanepi continues her successful comeback after one year away from competition due to physical problems. Due to her low ranking, the 2010 US Open quarterfinalist had to play the qualifying in Flushing Meadows. Known as one of the most powerful players on the WTA Tour, the 30-year-old will play her first Grand Slam main draw since August 2015. However, Kaia is one of the most experienced players in the game with five appearances already in the quarterfinals of majors.
At the age of 37, Schiavone's glorious days are long gone. Despite her sensational 71.43% winning record in the 2017 clay court season, the Italian is no longer able to compete at a decent level on faster game conditions. In addition to her poor 7-12 record over the last 12 months on hardcourts, Schiavone has lost her last seven matches at the US Open. On the other hand, the 2010 French Open champion only won 6.67% of her last 15 matches against top 100 opponents on this surface.
These two players know each other for a very long time with their first encounter taking place in 2005. Despite Francesca’s 4-3 lead, Kanepi won their last two meetings.
Due to Schiavone’s lack of success in recent months on this surface, it’s hard to trust on the former world No. 4 . On the other hand, Kanepi already won three matches in the qualifying and is a dangerous opponent on the big stages. Therefore, our advice is for you to take advantage of the value on Kaia’s tennis betting odds as the most valuable play for this contest.Free Tennis Pick: Kanepi -169Best Line Offered: 5Dimes
Anett Kontaveit (26) vs. Lucie Safarova
Playing in New York brings great memories to Safarova after winning the doubles title last season. Despite that, the 30-year-old Czech only won 50.00% of the matches played throughout her career in Flushing Meadows. Moreover, Safarova is also known as one of the most inconsistent players on the WTA Tour. Lucie’s recent defeat against Sloane Stephens in Toronto is a perfect example of that with the 2015 French Open runner-up losing after three match points on her own serve.
Kontaveit continues her sensational run in 2017. Known as one of the most promising young players on the WTA Tour, the 21-year-old holds a phenomenal 44-14 record this season. Adding to this, Kontaveit won her first career title in s-Hertogenbosch and reached two other finals in Biel and Gstaad. On the other hand, the US Open is a very special tournament for Anett with the Estonian reaching the 4th round in 2015 as a qualifier.
This should be a very close encounter between two of the most powerful players in the game. The sportsbooks think the same with very similar prices for both players. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to add the 'over' to your betting picks since we can’t see any of them winning this match in two easy sets.Free Tennis Pick: 'Over' 22 Games (+104)Best Line Offered: Pinnacle