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Serena Williams vs Johanna Konta 2018 WTA San Jose Tennis Preview, Picks, Predictions, Odds

Game
Johanna Konta vs Serena Williams
Date & Time Tuesday July 31, 2018, 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
The Line: Serena Williams -250/ Johanna Konta +175 - Over/Under:
TV Channel
Tennis
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Tennis | Johanna Konta vs Serena Williams
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Serena Williams almost won another grand slam in the UK as she fell at the final of Wimbledon. The US superstar will look to pick herself up and prepare for her next challenge, the US Open. In preparation for the US Open, Serena Williams will be playing in the WTA event in San Jose. She will play her opening round match against Johanna Konta from the UK. This is a great opportunity for both players involved so we can expect to watch a great tennis match.

Johanna Konta’s last deep run was in Nottingham where she made it to the final of the WTA Nottingham event. Following that event, the UK based tennis player has failed to make a major impact in any tournament as she has failed to make it past the second round. This will be a good chance for Johanna Konta to test herself against one of the top players in the world and she might have a good chance of some success. It is a known fact that Serena Williams has not been putting in 100% effort in non-grand slam events and that could give the English player a chance.

That being said, Serena Williams is still a class act and even at 70%, she is still very hard to beat. The American might be inspired by the fact that she is back playing in the US and winning the US Open will be a big goal of hers. It is clear to see that the great career of Serena Williams is close its end and winning some more titles will be very important for the American superstar. At 36, Serena Williams is now focussed on things outside of tennis and it is unclear how long she will continue playing. With that in mind, I think she will be determined to have success at Flushing Meadows one more time. Preparing well in San Jose will be important for the American if she is to win the US Open.

All in all, I am going to predict that Serena Williams will win this match. The American is the far better player and I think she is determined enough to do well in this tournament.

 

Pick:
Serena Williams

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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