Belinda Bencic vs. Anett Kontaveit - 8/31/19 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Belinda Bencic vs. Anett Kontaveit - 8/31/19 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Anett Kontaveit vs. Belinda Bencic

Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Flushing Meadows)

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Swiss tennis player, Belinda Bencic has been in outstanding form lately and she has made it into the third round of the 2019 WTA US Open. At this stage of the competition, Belinda Bencic is set to play against Anett Kontaveit from Ukraine. 

Anett Kontaveit enters this match having won her previous match in 3 sets. It was a close match where Kontaveit lost his opening set but fought back strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the win, Anett Kontaveit impressed with her receiving. Kontaveit won 50% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. Anett Kontaveit is considered to be an extremely talented player and she has proven her ability over the past 12 months as she has beaten elite players like Petra Kvitova and Sloane Stephens. This tournament gives Kontaveit and outstanding chance of making a deep run at a Grand Slam event and she seems to be determined to perform well. 

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Looking at her opponent, Belinda Bencic has been playing outstanding tennis over the past few months. Bencic defeated Alize Cornet in 3 sets in the previous round. It was a solid match for Belinda Bencic as she won 83% of her service games and 3 return games. Bencic played well at the Rogers Cup and having recently finished second at WTA Mallorca, she should be confident in her ability. Bencic is the higher seed in this match but she is playing against a very promising opponent so she will have to be at her best if she wishes to win. 

This will be the first time that Anett Kontaveit and Belinda Bencic will be playing each other at a WTA event. 

This is expected to be a very close match since both Kontaveit and Bencic are amongst the top players in the world. As far as predicting a winner is concerned, I am going to pick Anett Kontaveit to win. Anett Kontaveit has shown exceptional ability and she seems to be playing better tennis than Belinda Bencic. I see Anett Kontaveit winning in 3 sets. 

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