2019 US Open – Taylor Townsend vs Bianca Andreescu Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Taylor Townsend vs Bianca Andreescu on and what time does it start? Tuesday 3rd September, 2019 – 02:00 (UK)

Where is Taylor Townsend vs Bianca Andreescu taking place? Flushing Meadows, New York

What is the expected weather for Taylor Townsend vs Bianca Andreescu? Chance of thunderstorms, 26c

What channel is Taylor Townsend vs Bianca Andreescu on? The US Open will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Taylor Townsend vs Bianca Andreescu? 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 Taylor Townsend vs Bianca Andreescu? https://www.usopen.org/en_US/tickets/ticket_plans.html

THE LOWDOWN

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TAYLOR TOWNSEND

  • US Open qualifier Taylor Townsend has grown into this competition with every match and beat Sorana Cirstea in straight sets to reach the round of 16 of a Grand Slam for the first time.
  • A straight-sets victory shows Townsend’s confidence is growing after she lost the first set in her first two matches before coming back to win, including over 4th seed and Wimbledon champion Simona Halep in the second round.
  • 23-year-old Townsend is having possibly the best year of her career off the back of a WTA title win in Charleston and will face Bianca Andreescu for the first time.

BIANCA ANDREESCU

  • Bianca Andreescu could be gearing up for her breakthrough Grand Slam tournament after beating 19th seed Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets in the third round.
  • The Canadian teenager is ranked 15th in the WTA world rankings and at 19 is the youngest player in the top 20, like her compatriot Felix-Auger Aliassime in the men’s draw.
  • Andreescu lost in the first round of her Grand Slam debut at this tournament in 2017 and has since appeared at just two slams, exiting the second round of both the Australian Open and Roland-Garros this year.

THE PREDICTION

Oddly enough, Taylor Townsend has already beaten Bianca Andressecu at the US Open this year in a women’s doubles first round match, but this singles match offers a very different test. The Canadian is world number 15 at the tender age of 19 and looks imperious at Flushing Meadows, but Townsend’s efforts so far, especially the defeat of Simona Halep in the second round, demand respect. This is very much a match between momentum and raw talent, but Andreescu could be the latest female teenager to make a deep run at a Grand Slam with a win here.

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