Madison Keys is a North-American 22-year-old player that occupies the 16th position on the WTA Rankings.
Madison Keys: Keys is a great quality player and I believe that one day she can be the World’s No.1.
Her style is offensive, being extremely strong on that aspect, since she has one of the best serves in the circuit and a great ability to hit winners.
Keys had some injuries recently, that have affected her over the course of the season.
At the moment though, she is 100% fit and she won WTA Stanford a couple of weeks ago.
At Cincinnati, she reached the 3rd round, where she then lost to Garbine Muguruza on a 3rd set tiebreak. Keys reached the 4th round here in the US Open last season, so that’s what she must defend.
Elise Mertens: Mertens is a Belgian 21-year-old player that sits in 39th on the WTA Rankings. Mertens is a player that plays well on both surfaces.
She likes to play from the baseline, where she feels more comfortable setting up her shots.
This season she has been getting better results on WTA Tournaments, with the highlights being her win at WTA Hobart, on hard court, in the beginning of the season, and her final at WTA Istanbul, on clay.
She also reached the semi-finals of WTA New Haven last week, in a tournament where she had to go through the qualifying stage.
Mertens is on good form and arrives at the US Open confident and without any points to defend.
Head to head: These two players never faced each other before
Madison Keys vs Elise Mertens Betting Tip and Prediction:
Madison Keys has the responsibility to win this match and I believe she will be able to defeat the young Belgian in 2 sets.
This match will be played in the evening session and the conditions will favour the player that is playing at home.
Who will surely get a lot of support from the crowd, especially since she is one of the main contenders to win this Grand Slam.
Mertens is coming here after a great week, but competing in the week before a Grand Slam can sometimes have a negative impact and facing Madison Keys here will be extremely hard.
I see the American going in strong, controlling the points with is forehand, that is better than Mertens’ and that way getting a good win in 2 sets.
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