US Open 2020 Women’s Quarterfinals Predictions
The women’s Quarterfinals are set. We have some exciting matchups ready to tee off on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Here’s a breakdown of the matches and my predictions.
Brady (28) vs. Putinsteva (23)
Brady was been playing unbelievably consistent power tennis. She’s shown she is fit and relentless throughout the tournament. She’s had a tough draw too, having to get past the likes of Bellis, Garcia (32) and Kerber (17). Putinsteva is no slouch though, and these are the quarterfinals after all. Putinsteva posted a solid three set win against Petra Martic. However, Brady will cruise past Putinsteva in straight sets, as the Kazakh will not be able to withstand the power Brady has shown in this tournament.
Osaka (4) vs. Shelby Rogers
Rogers has a winning record against Osaka. Keep in mind that those victories happened between three and seven years ago, when Osaka was ranked outside the top 50. As good as Shelby is playing, and as good as that win against Kvitova looked, Osaka will route her in this quarterfinal matchup. Osaka is getting better and better as this tournament goes along. It will be straight sets for Osaka
Williams (3) vs. Pironkova
Nice to see Pironkova get quarterfinal appearance after three years away from the tour. However, this is as far as she will go. Serena is in the second week of a Grand Slam and she is as tough as they come when she gets there. Also, she has now beat two solid players in Stephens and Sakkari. This will be straight sets for Serena. Serena is focused and looks like she’s on a mission.
Mertens (16) vs Azarenka
Mertens played beautifully in her thrashing of Kenin (2) during the round of 16. She’s also arguably one of the most “in form” players in the WTA tour, reaching the finals at the Prague Open and the semis at Cincinnati. If there’s someone that looks a bit more “in form” than Mertens, its Azarenka. Azarenka cruised to a Cincinnati win, and looks like she may be on her way to meet Osaka in the final of this US Open.
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