Maria Sakkari vs Serena Williams Tennis Betting Prediction
Will Serena Williams get her revenge?
In the round of 16 of the women’s singles of the US Open 2020, there will be a new edition of the Round of 16 of the Western & Southern Open, which was also held here in New York City just a week ago. In an exciting match over three sets, Maria Sakkari kept the better end to herself.
Now the Greek could be responsible for Serena Williams ‘dream of the 24th Grand Slam title bursting again. However, in the run-up to the encounter between Sakkari and Williams, the odds of the bookmakers turned towards the American old master.
In the case of Sakkari against Williams, the prediction must of course not completely exclude their clash from last week. While the Greek has never survived the round of 16 of a Grand Slam tournament unscathed and only once reached the round of the best 16 women at the Australian Open 2020, the American is mostly to enormous increases in performance on the big stages and the important games able.
Against this background, a tip on the outcome of the game is very difficult for Sakkari against Williams. The best way to do that is by betting again on a long and competitive match with over 21.5 games.
Betting Prediction: Williams (-3.5 games)
Maria Sakkari – Statistics & current form
🎾 The current position in the world rankings: 22
🎾 Position in the seeding list: 15
The 25-year-old Greek Maria Sakkari has been regularly represented at the major tournaments of the WTA Tour since the 2015 US Open. Only at the French Open 2016 did she miss the qualification and was thus in the main field in 17 of the last 18 Grand Slam tournaments.
Despite steady increases, she has so far been denied a sense of achievement there. Only at this year’s Australian Open was she able to advance to the round of 16. In Flushing Meadows, she reached the third round twice, which was last in 2019.
For the first time in the top 16 women in Flushing Meadows
This year, however, absolutely nothing burned against Amanda Anisimova. With a sovereign 2-0 win (6: 3 and 6: 1), the Greeks defeated her opponent, living up to the old superstition that all good things come in threes. In the third-round match at the US Open, she bought the ticket for the first sixteen, which is now against a 23-time Grand Slam winner.
That Maria Sakkari is not afraid of big names, she showed last week in the Western & Southern Open, when she beat Serena Williams with a 2-1 win. In her entire career, it was the ninth win against an opponent from the current top 10 of the WTA world rankings. Now the number ten could be added.
Only one tournament victory on the WTA Tour
However, the 25-year-old is now going into the match as an outsider.
Maria Sakkari only won one tournament on the WTA Tour when she won the WTA Rabat in Morocco in 2019, a small WTA International on the clay court. In major tournaments, however, she was always far from a possible title win.
Serena Williams – stats & current form
🎾 The current position in the world rankings: 8
🎾 Position in the seeding list: 3
The 38-year-old American Serena Williams still wants to know, despite being of older age for professional tennis players. So far, she has won 23 overall victories in her career, which she started in 1998.
Because the record once set by Margaret Court is 24, she lacks another triumph to catch up with the Australian. It is precisely this potentially last big hit that continues to drive them.
Four Grand Slam finals lost since her baby break
Serena Williams played very little tennis in the last three years, which is why the special circumstances of 2020 shouldn’t have bothered her too much.
However, if she was at least in the semifinals of all four Grand Slam tournaments in 2015 and 2016 and was able to win four Grand Slams in both years, the worm has been in it since her baby break at the latest. Serena Williams has lost all of the last four finals she has reached.
Still a serious threat to every player
That she is still a serious threat, however, was felt by her first three opponents at this year’s finals of the US Open.
- “Every time I come here, someone tells me that I broke some record again. […] I’m only in the middle of a Grand Slam, which is why I’m not yet focused on records. ” – Serena Williams at the press conference
Against compatriot Kristie Ahn and Margarita Gasparyan burned little in the safe 2-0 victories at the beginning.
Most recently, the 38-year-old was even able to bow another former overall winner of the US Open in the form of Sloane Stephens, who won the individual tournament here in 2017. For this reason, it is consistent to play a tip at Sakkari against Williams on the advancement of the 23-time Grand Slam winner, although the over bet not only yields better odds but also covers more eventualities.
Maria Sakkari vs Serena Williams Direct comparison
Head to head: 1: 1
The two women have faced each other twice so far and after Serena Williams won the first duel at the Hopman Cup 2019 2-0, Maria Sakkari just returned the favor last week at the Western & Southern Open. The Greeks finished the American’s tournament with 2: 1 (5: 7, 7: 6 and 6: 1).
Odds probabilities for victory Maria Sakkari / victory Serena Williams:
1: 33% 2: 67%
Maria Sakkari vs Serena Williams – betting odds & other interesting bets at a glance:
Over / under 7.5 breaks
🎾 Betting Prediction: Over 7.5 breaks
📌 Odds: 1.83
🎾 Betting Prediction: Under 7.5 breaks
📌 Odds: 1.83
Total number of sets
🎾 Betting Prediction: 2
📌 Odds: 1.50
🎾 Betting Prediction: 3
📌 Odds: 2.50
Maria Sakkari vs Serena Williams Tennis Predictions and Odds by PicksSoccer Experts
In the case of Sakkari against Williams, the prediction is for another longer and very competitive game. A week ago at the Western & Southern Open, both women played 32 games – 25 of them in the first two sets.
Key facts – Maria Sakkari vs Serena Williams tips
🎾 Sakkari beat Williams 2-1 a week ago in New York City
🎾 Williams has always been at least in the quarterfinals of their last eleven US Open
🎾 Sakkari has never made it past the round of 16 of a Grand Slam tournament
Against this background, we see at Sakkari against Williams in the tip that at least 22 games are needed today to determine the lady who will make it to the quarter-finals of the US Open, the greatest value.