2019 US Open – Kristie Ahn vs Elise Mertens Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Kristie Ahn vs Elise Mertens on and what time does it start? Monday 2nd September, 2019 – 19:30 (UK)

Where is Kristie Ahn vs Elise Mertens taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Kristie Ahn vs Elise Mertens? Chance of thunderstorms, 26c

What channel is Kristie Ahn vs Elise Mertens on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Kristie Ahn vs Elise Mertens? Amazon Prime have the rights to the US Open in the UK so it is worth checking their schedule for streaming times

Where can I get tickets for Kristie Ahn vs Elise Mertens? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last meeting:
Kristie Ahn beat Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3

KRISTIE AHN

  • Kristie Ahn beat her second Grand Slam champion in this US Open campaign after her third-round straight-sets victory over Jelena Ostapenko matched her first-round defeat of Svetlana Kuznetsova.
  • Ahn lost her women’s doubles second-round match with compatriot Christina McHale on Saturday, leaving her fully focused on her surprising round of 16 match with Elise Mertens.
  • The world number 141 made her first and only previous appearance at the US Open in 2008 and had never progressed past the first round of a Grand Slam until this US Open.

ELISE MERTENS

  • Elise Mertens won her third successive match at the US Open in convincing straight sets over Andrea Petkovic to reach the round of 16 here for a second year running.
  • Mertens is also playing in the women’s doubles with Aryna Sabalenka who will play their round of 16 match on Sunday, with fatigue perhaps coming into play against Ahn if it goes to a decider.
  • The 23-year-old has performed consistently well at Grand Slams since her breakthrough semi-final exit at the 2018 Australian Open.

THE PREDICTION

Kristie Ahn is on cloud nine right now and the most unlikely of players to reach the last 16, and she has a definite chance here against Elise Mertens, whom she beat in San Jose as recently as last month. Mertens has a knack for looking imperious in the early stages of tournaments before dropping out of the competition, and the emotion behind Ahn’s US Open journey could carry the American over the line here against the odds.

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