Svetlana Kuznetsova vs Venus Williams
|Date & Time||Monday August 27, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Venus Williams -138/ Svetlana Kuznetsova +110 Over/Under:
Venus Williams will begin her 2018 US Open campaign on Monday against Russian veteran, Svetlana Kuznetsova. This is a very strong opening round match as both players have won the US Open before. Svetlana Kuznetsova won this event in 2004 while Venus Williams has won the US Open twice in 2000 and 2001. While both players are near the end of their respective careers, they both still have lots to offer and that should ensure that we are able to witness a top tennis match.
Svetlana Kuznetsova started the year very poorly but has come into form recently as the Russian superstar managed to win the WTA Citi Open in Washington DC a few weeks ago. That victory was great preparation for this event and Svetlana Kuznetsova will be feeling confident heading into this event. This is one of Svetlana Kuznetsova’s favorite grand slams and she has always done well at this venue. With such a good US Open record, it will be hard for anyone to bet her.
On the other side of the court, Venus Williams enters this clash with a very poor run. The American superstar has been struggling all season and there are signs that her fantastic career is close to finished. Making a deep run in the US Open will be ideal for the American as she will be hugely supported. That being said, she has drawn poorly and this is a tough match so it will be interesting to see if she has what it takes to perform.
While we would all love to see Venus Williams do well, I am going to pick her to lose. Svetlana Kuznetsova has been playing better tennis and I think she will be too strong for Venus Williams. The American is declining fast and I don’t think she is good enough to win against a strong opponent like Svetlana Kuznetsova.