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Sloane Stephens vs Elise Mertens 2018 Cincinnati Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Predictions

Game
Elise Mertens vs Sloane Stephens
Date & Time Thursday August 16, 2018, 1:00 PM (EDT)
The Line
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TV Channel
Tennis
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Tennis | Elise Mertens vs Sloane Stephens
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American tennis superstar, Sloane Stephens has made it to the round of 16 at the WTA Cincinnati Open. At this stage of the tournament, she will be taking on Elise Mertens from Belgium. These are two of the most promising players on the current WTA tour and it will be a treat to watch them play against each other. The tournament is in the later stages so both players will take this match very seriously.

Elise Mertens has been very impressive all season and she is starting to develop into a very good player. The Belgian superstar has competed and beaten some of the top names in world tennis and she is rising up the rankings very quickly. It has been a very successful North American leg for Elise Mertens as she has done very well in many tournaments. This is another tournament where she has made a deep run and I am sure she will be determined to beat the odds and lift the trophy. This will be a tough challenge and it will be interesting to see if she can beat a top player.

On the other side of the court, Sloane Stephens will look to win this match and challenge for another title. The American just fell short of the title in Montreal as she lost the final of the WTA Rogers Cup. This will be another chance for a title and she will be very determined to do well. In addition to that, Stephens’ will have the support of the home crowd considering this match is being played in the United States. This should serve as a massive boost for the American.

While I have been very impressed with Elise Mertens, I think she will lose. Sloane Stephens is the better player and at home, she will be too much for the impressive Belgian.

 

Pick:
Sloane Stephens

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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