September 03, 2021 7:38 PM
Last modified date: September 04, 2021 10:18 AM
Adam Evans

2021 US Open Third Round – Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

Where is Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu taking place? Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, New York, USA

When is Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu on and what time does it start? Saturday 4th September, 2021 – not before 16:00 (UK)

What surface is Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu being played on? Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu will take place on an outdoor hard court

Where can I get tickets for Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu? Visit this link for the latest ticket information for Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu

What channel is Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu on in the UK? Amazon have exclusive rights to show the 2021 US Open in the UK so it is worth checking the Amazon Prime Video app on smart TVs for Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu

Where can I stream Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu in the UK? Amazon Prime subscribers may be able to stream Greet Minnen vs Bianca Andreescu live via their platform

THE LOWDOWN

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu put in a more solid display to beat Lauren Davis in the second round than her three-set battle with Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday. The Canadian so far looks good at Flushing Meadows and with each passing round that she does not pull up with a niggling injury the more she can be considered a real threat to the final here. 24-year-old Greet Minnen has taken her second chance with both hands after qualifying for the main draw at the US Open as a lucky loser. The Belgian is yet to drop a set in two excellent wins over Nadia Podoroska and Liudmila Samsonova, both of whom have been in great form at some point this season. World number 104 Minnen is also playing in the Women’s Doubles draw alongside partner Alison Van Uytvanck.

THE PREDICTION

Lucky losers have become something of a force this year on both the ATP and WTA tour and 24-year-old Greet Minnen’s two straight-set wins over Nadia Podoroska and Liudmila Samsonova would likely not have happened had she simply qualified for the main draw the normal way. The world number 104 faces the biggest match of her career now against a former US Open champion and that fearlessness taken from almost bombing out before the first round should help her make it interesting. Still, 21-year-old Andreescu is a force that usually needs a top player, or at least a more experienced one, to oust her from the biggest arenas. The Canadian will work the crowd throughout here and she should be able to emulate her second round performance with a win in two.

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