Elina Svitolina vs. Serena Williams - 9/5/19 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Elina Svitolina vs. Serena Williams - 9/5/19 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Serena Williams vs. Elina Svitolina

Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM (USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)

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Elina Svitonlina is set to play against Serena Williams in the semifinals of the 2019 WTA US Open. 

Elina Svitolina was exceptional in the previous round as she defeated Johanna Konta in straight sets. During the win, Svitolina impressed with her receiving as she won 45% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. The serving was also strong from Svitolina as she won 80% of her service games. Elina Svitolina has performed extremely well at Grand Slam tournaments in 2019 as this is her second successive semifinal appearance following her campaign at Wimbledon. This is expected to be a tough match for Elina Svitolina but considering her recent form, she should be confident in her ability to win. 

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On the other side of the coin, Serena Williams was dominant as she defeated Wang Qiang in straight sets. It was an emphatic performance by Serena as she only lost 1 game in the entire match. Over the past 12 months, Serena Williams has continued her dominance over mid-ranked players but she has struggled against the elite. This was evident at Wimbledon where she was outclassed by Simona Halep. Elina Svitolina has established herself as an elite player and she may be a tough challenge for Serena Williams. 

Serena Williams and Elina Svitolina have played each other 5 times in the past. Svitolina has won once while Serena has won on 4 occasions. Elina Svitolina won the most recent head-to-head match which was played in 2016 at the Olympics. 

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. In recent times, Serena has struggled against elite opponents and I see her having issues with a player who will test her fitness. Svitolina has looked in outstanding form and she has shown exceptional consistency and skill throughout this tournament. This should be a close match but I see Svitolina being good enough to defeat her opponent. 

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Aviijoy’s Pick Elina Svitolina

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.