An all American affair has been set up for the third round of the US Open as the top seed Serena Williams will take on Bethanie Mattek-Sands, on Friday evening in New York. Serena Williams v Bethanie Mattek-Sands betting tips can be read here.
Serena Williams won the match in three sets after going down a set.
Williams marked her 50th win this season by defeating her round two opponent Kiki Bertens in straight sets 7-6(5), 6-3, in under an hour and a half. The Dutchwoman managed to put up a good fight in the first set, but was no match for the experience of the world no. 1.
As for Bethanie, she stormed past her compatriot Coco Vandeweghe 6-2, 6-1, in a little over an hour. It was a strong, dominating performance by the veteran doubles player, who won 71 percent points in first service.
Having won no less than five doubles title on the tour, same hasn’t been the luck for her when it comes to playing on the singles circuit. Her best run came in the Wimbledon, where she reached the third round from the qualifying stages, only to lose to Belinda Bencic. After that, she also proceeded to reach the semifinal in the WTA Florianopolis, losing to Annika Beck.
Most recently, she played in an ITF event in Vancouver, where she lost in the first round. She also played in Rogers Cup, but never moved past the qualifying stage.
On the other hand, Williams has been one of the most consistent players this season, with only two defeats. She has won all the three Grand Slams, in addition to two Premier titles in Miami and Cincinnati.
For this fixture, Williams is certainly the favorite one, given her momentum and the experience.
Serena Williams v Bethanie Mattek-Sands head to head:
Williams leads 2-0, and they last met in 2008 Wimbledon.
Serena Williams v Bethanie Mattek-Sands betting tips:
Williams to win in straight sets.