2019 US Open – Serena Williams vs Petra Martic Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Serena Williams vs Petra Martic on and what time does it start? Sunday 1st September, 2019 – TBC (UK)

Where is Serena Williams vs Petra Martic taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Serena Williams vs Petra Martic? Mostly sunny, 25c

What channel is Serena Williams vs Petra Martic on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Serena Williams vs Petra Martic? 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 Serena Williams vs Petra Martic? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

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SERENA WILLIAMS

  • Serena Williams made her intentions clear with a first-round demolition of old foe Maria Sharapova and beat Karolina Muchova almost as convincingly in the third round.
  • The 37-year-old is seeded eighth but will of course always be one of the favourites for a Grand Slam and despite a first-set wobble in her second-round match with Caty McNally, she looks near her best form this year.
  • The six-time former US Open champion has only lost at this stage of the competition twice in her career, in 2005 and 2006, and since 2008 she has reached at least the semi-finals stage at Flushing Meadows in every year she’s featured.

PETRA MARTIC

  • Petra Martic dropped a set in her first-round match with Tamara Zidansek but has since come through two rounds in straight sets over Ana Bogdan and Anastasjia Sevastova.
  • The Croatian 22nd seed will face Serena Williams for the first time in what could well be the biggest match of her career, despite reaching the quarter-finals of Roland-Garros earlier this year.
  • Martic has beaten the likes of Angelique Kerber and Karolina Pliskova this year and at 5”11 is a difficult player to get past with an increasingly accurate first serve.

THE PREDICTION

Petra Martic can cause Serena Williams problems in this round of 16 match, but the occasion could well get to her against the six-time US Open champion, who will receive almost all of the crowd backing. Williams’ desperation to win a Grand Slam after becoming a mother is no secret, and she has a tendency to lock up if a few points don’t fall her way, but she should still be able to see this match through in straight-sets.

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