Johanna Konta vs Caroline Garcia
|Date & Time||Tuesday August 28, 2018, 2:15 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Konta -110 / Garcia -110 -- Over/Under:
French superstar, Caroline Garcia will begin her US Open campaign against Johanna Konta from the United Kingdom. Both these players have been in amazing form leading up to this event so we should be able to witness two players at the top of their games. This should lead to a fascinating contest.
Caroline Garcia is the number 6 seed at the US Open. This high seed is due to her consistent performances in WTA events. Over the past month, Garcia made the last 8 of the Connecticut Open and the Rogers Cup. These are solid performances and it shows that the French player is well acclimated to the hard courts of North America. This is the tournament which matters most and Garcia will need to ensure she makes another deep run. If the number 6 seed plays to the best of her ability, she has a chance of winning the entire tournament so avoiding any early round defeats will be a top priority.
As far as her opponent is concerned, this is a great chance for Konta to defeat one of the top players in the world. The British player has already shown her class over the past month as she has defeated the likes of Elise Mertens and Serena Williams. This shows that Johanna Konta has the ability to beat most players and she will be desperate to ensure she doesn’t get eliminated in the opening round. That being said, Caroline Garcia is an exceptional player who is in top form so Konta will need to be at her best if she wishes to compete in this match.
I don’t think we have any option other than to pick Caroline Garcia to win. She has been very impressive over the past month and I think the number 6 seed will be more than good enough to make it to the second round. We are getting a good price to wager on Caroline Garcia winning so that is the bet which I am going to suggest we make.