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US Open Day 4 Women’s Predictions including Swiatek vs Stephens

The second round of the US Open concludes on Day 4 and there are 16 women’s high-stakes matches. Who goes into the third round? This half of the draw may be wide open so we can see everything happen. We’ve broken down the 16 games of the day into four articles. In addition to this article there are the others Danielle Collins vs. Cristina Busca, Jessica Pegula vs. Aliaksandra Sasnovichand Victoria Azarenka vs. Marta Kostyuk. These games are predicted by Jakub Bobro, Glenys Furness and Jack Edward.

US Open Day 4 Women’s Predictions

Paula Badosa vs. Petra Martic

Jacob:
Badosa began them US Open with a difficult comeback win over Lesia Tsurenko and could face another difficult encounter with Martic. The Croatian has completed week two of the US Open in two of her last three appearances and looked solid in her win over Varvara Gracheva. Martic pushed Badosa to a third-set tiebreak at their Cincinnati meeting last year, and I have a feeling she can create excitement here.
Prediction: Martic in 3

Glenys:
Fourth Seed Badosa overcame a tricky first round against her Ukrainian opponent, needing the full three sets to do so. The second set was extremely close until the tie break. Had Badosa lost that breaker, she would have been kicked out. Martic got through the first lap easier. The Czech was through in straight sentences. This will be a close game
Prediction: Martic in 3

Jack:
Paula Badosa is in serious trouble here. These are not conditions suited to the Spaniard’s heavy linear shots and Petra Martic is fast approaching the level that has placed her at No. 14 in the world. I’ll back up the excitement here.
Prediction: Martic in 3

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Clara Burel vs Alison Van Uytvanck

Jacob:
Qualifier Burel caused a big surprise Wimbledon Champion Elena Rybakina in the opener while Van Uytvanck defeated Venus Williams. The Belgian’s experience and versatility should help her win here.
Prognosis: Van Uytvanck in 2nd

Glenys:
The Belgian ended Venus Williams’ singles here, much to the chagrin of the assembled crowd. Van Uytvanck needed a straight first set and a tiebreak in the second set to end the dream. Burel has had a great time so far, coming through qualifiers and taking the 25th seed in straight sets. Burel is growing into the event and will be a good opponent for the Belgian
Prediction: Burel in 3

Jack:
Can Clara Burel bolster her career’s turmoil in defeat? Elena Rybakina? Normally I’d back her rankings for someone who’s a little mentally drained after beating a reigning Wimbledon champion, but Alison Van Uytvanck isn’t someone who’s full of confidence with a 2-8 record in New York. I can’t ignore the Belgian’s story here against an up-and-coming opponent.
Prediction: Burel in 2

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Belinda Bencic vs Sorana Cirstea

Jacob:
Bencic sent Andrea Petkovic out with a hard 6:4 in the third set. Cirstea beat another German, Laura Siegemund, in straight sets. The Romanian leads the neck-and-neck race 2-0 including a win in Cincinnati two weeks ago which makes me lean towards Cirstea.
Prediction: Cirstea in 3

Glenys:
The 13th seeded Swiss didn’t have her will in the first lap. However, fighting Petkovic in a tight threesome should give her pause yet confidence. Cirstea didn’t have much of a problem defeating Siegmund in straight sets. It’s going to be an interesting match, but the Swiss should make it
Prognosis: Bencic in 3rd place

Jack:
In a fairly open quarter of the draw, Belinda Bencic stands out as the most reliable of an unreliable game. Still, there’s no guarantee she’ll survive here – Sorana Cirstea just beat her in Cincinnati and was able to neutralize Bencic’s fantastic backhand with her own talent down that wing. Bencic has a good chance of getting out of the quarter if she survives this one, but it won’t be easy.
Prognosis: Bencic in 3rd place

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Iga Swiatek vs. Sloane Stephens

Jacob:
A blockbuster match between world no. 1 and the 2017 US Open champion, plus a rematch from Cincinnati two weeks ago. Stephens has proven time and time again that she can beat anyone and lose to anyone. The crowd should be on their side in a big stadium, but I expect Swiatek to keep his nerve and win.
Prognosis: Swiatek in the 2nd

Glenys:
Top seeded Swiatek drove through their opening match, losing just 3 games. The Pole seems to be in top form so far. Even if it is still very early in the slam. Stephens needed the full three sets to defeat her German first-round opponent. As much as Americans would love for Stephens to take that, the Pole definitely seems to have the edge
Prognosis: Swiatek in the 2nd

Jack:
There is no doubt that Iga Swiatek is vulnerable in this tournament. Since then, it still takes good performances to defeat them Wimbledon but her 5-3 record during this period won’t fill her with confidence. Sloane Stephens has the game to topple Swiatek in these conditions but will need to play exceptionally well to actually get the win. I’m not particularly confident in Stephens’ form, but I can see it’s going to be difficult.
Prediction: Świątek in 3

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