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Caroline Wozniacki vs. Madison Keys 2016 US Open Pick, Odds, Prediction

Game
Keys vs. Wozniacki
Date & Time Sunday September 4, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)
Location
The Line
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TV Channel
ESPN
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Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys meet in the fourth round of the 2016 US Open.

Caroline Wozniacki is coming off a straight sets win over Monica Niculescu that took 16 games to decide. In the win, Wozniacki won 57 percent of her first serve points and 57 percent of her second serve points. This is the best Wozniacki has looked in quite some time as her struggles the past couple of seasons are well documented and she came into the US Open losing five of her last seven matches. Wozniacki has five victories since 2015 over top-10 players, including one in this US Open against Svetlana Kuznetsova. Wozniacki has not made the quarterfinals of a grand slam since the 2014 US Open. Wozniacki has won five of her last eight matches on hard court.

Madison Keys is coming off a three set win over Naomi Osaka that took 35 games to decide. In the victory, Keys won 80 percent of her first serve points and 42 percent of her second serve points. Keys made a ridiculous comeback in the victory after handing over the second set and being down 1-5 in the third set. That type of victory should do wonders for Keys’ confidence, which makes her an even scarier player before the tournament. Keys just has to be better with her unforced errors, as her trying to hit winners on every shot seriously gets her in trouble. Keys has won seven of her last nine matches on hard court.

These two have never met on the tennis court.

Keys will be more relaxed after making such a dramatic comeback and I think it’s pretty clear the American crowd plays a serious factor for the home players. That doesn’t change here. Not to mention an inconsistent Wozniacki is sure to struggle with the power of Keys.

Give me the American to advance to the quarters.

Pick:
Madison Keys

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