Sevastova is a 27-year-old Latvian player, who is ranked 17th in the WTA Rankings.
She is an extremely combative player.
And even when she seems to be out of a match, she comes back to life and goes on to win it. Her style adapts to every surface but on hard court, the aggressiveness of her response becomes even more evident.
She has an average serve, but she makes up for it with her mobility. On this US Open, Sevastova has been perfect, not dropping a single set so far.
On the last round, she knocked out Vekic, who has some similarities in style with Sharapova, namely on her strong serve and on the unforced errors.
Sharapova is a Russian 30-year-old player that doesn’t need any presentations. After her involvement in the doping scandal and consequent suspension, the Russian is still looking to find her best competitive rhythm.
She showed up at this Grand Slam with just a few matches played and that can be punishing. On her last match, she had 33 unforced errors, against a super passive and patient player like Sofia Kenin.
On the first 2 rounds she had great wins against Simona Halep and Timea Babos, but she needed to go the distance (3 sets) in both of those matches.
Anastasija Sevastova vs Maria Sharapova – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Head-to-head: These two players never met before
Sharapova has the support of the crowd but she makes a lot of mistakes and against Sevastova she can’t afford that.
The Latvian has a style that can make the Russian uncomfortable, that is, constantly moving laterally, because she is aggressive on the attack, unlike Halep for example.
Even if she manages to go to a 3rd set, Sharapova’s physical condition should affect her, since this is already the 4th round.
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