Sloane Stephens vs. Anna Kalinskaya - 8/27/19 US Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Anna Kalinskaya vs. Sloane Stephens
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 8:00 PM (Flushing Meadows)
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US tennis superstar Sloane Stephens will begin her 2019 US Open campaign against Anna Kalinskaya from Russia.
Anna Kalinskaya is seen as a very promising future player as she plays her second US Open. Kalinskaya is only 20 and she has had some major success in the junior circuit in the past few seasons. Anna Kalinskaya made the final of the Girl’s doubles US Open tournament in 2015.
Anna Kalinskaya made it into the US Open via the qualifying event where she was very impressive. Anna Kalinskaya only lost 1 set in the entire qualifying event. In general, it has been a very successful few months for Kalinskaya as she made the semifinals of the Citi Open recently. That being said, this is expected to be a tough match for Anna Kalinskaya as she is playing against the number 11 seed.
Looking at Sloane Stephens, the American last played at the Cincinnati Masters where she was eliminated in the second round. It has been a very tough few months for Sloane Stephens as she has only won 1 match since the end of Wimbledon. Sloane seems to be low on confidence and that is evident since she is hitting a high number of unforced errors.
Returning to the US Open should be a boost for Sloane Stephens as she has an outstanding record at this tournament. Sloane won the US Open in 2017. Last season, Sloane Stephens made it through to the quarterfinals.
This will be the first time that Sloane Stephens and Anna Kalinskaya will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Despite Anna Kalinskaya’s recent form, I see her losing this match. Sloane Stephens has struggled but the American is an elite player and she seems to always play her best tennis at the US Open. Sloane has the ability to win this tournament and I see her having too much ability to lose this match. I see Sloane Stephens winning this match in straight sets.