Elina Svitolina (5) vs Serena Williams (8)
Six-time US Open champion Serena Williams continued her bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title on Tuesday after a 6-1, 6-0 win over Qiang Wang in just 44 minutes. Despite rolling her ankle in the previous round, Serena played a nearly perfect match with 25 winners to just 10 unforced errors. On the other hand, Wang ended the match without hitting a single winner and won just 16.67% of her first-serve points.
Serena will next take on Elina Svitolina for a place in the final of the US Open. The No.5 seed advanced to her second consecutive Grand Slam semifinal after a straight-sets victory against Johanna Konta on Tuesday. Svitolina broke serve four times and won 45.31% of the points played on Konta’s serve to become the first ever Ukrainian to reach the last four at Flushing Meadows.
These two players will face each other for the sixth time in their careers. Serena leads 4-1 in their head-to-head but Svitolina won their most recent encounter at the Olympics in 2016.
Looking now at the odds for this contest, Serena is the main favorite at -260 with Bookmaker while 5Dimes offers +240 for Svitolina to win this match. The Ukrainian is one of the greatest defenders on the WTA Tour and will be a very tough matchup for Serena. Adding to this, Williams only won 42.86% of the matches played against Top 10 players since she returned to the tour after giving birth to her daughter. With this in mind, our suggestion is for you to take advantage of the value on Elina’s tennis betting odds by placing a bet on her +1.5 Set Handicap as the best betting approach for this match.
Best Pick: Elina Svitolina +1.5 Set Handicap (-111) with Pinnacle