Women’s US Open Semi-finals and final Predictions

US Open 2019 Women's Tournament
US Open 2019 Women’s tournament

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Serena Williams goes for an unprecedented seventh US Open singles title (in the Open era) whilst the trio of Svitolina, Bencic, and Andreescu all seek their first Grand Slam title with each playing boasting their own story in the quest for success.

Our Betting Tips

This is the second time that Serena Williams and Elina Svitolina have met in the semi-finals of a tournament having previously played each other at the 2015 Cincinnati Masters. Serena won that match 6-4, 6-3. However, it was Ukrainian Svitolina who claimed a win the last time the two pair met on a hard court at the Olympics again with a 6-4, 6-3 score line. That has this contest set up to be a classic then with both in the form of their lives heading into this bout. However, Serena’s demolition of China’s Wang Qiang in the quarter-finals was step above anything else we have seen at the tournament and the reason why Williams is the number one favourite with a host of popular betting sites. That is why the smart way to get value from this match is to back Serena Williams to win in three sets.


This time 12 months ago, Japan’s Naomi Osaka was about to change the game in women’s tennis by sweeping to a controversial final win over Serena Williams. Not this time however, as 22-year-old Swiss Belinda Bencic claimed the scalp of the world number one to make it through to her first Grand Slam semi-final. That result was impressive and a huge momentum builder as she prepared to take on 19-year-old Canadian Bianca Andreescu. Andreescu’s last eight win over Mertens was a tough three-setter which may have taken its toll whilst the fresher Bencic has had more time to recover.


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Elina Svitolina v Serena Williams

It has been three years since these two have faced each other in competitive action, last meeting at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Svitolina claimed were one and so far, only win over Williams that day with a 6-4, 6-3 scorecard – that was on a hard surface, as is the US Open.

In total the pair have met five times with Williams claiming four of the five matches.

Belinda Bencic v Bianca Andreescu

Remarkably, this will be the first time the pair have met although when you consider the two players combined age is just 41, then perhaps it is not a shock. However, Bencic did defeat world number one Naomi Osaka in the quarter-final whilst 19-year-old Andreescu came through against Elise Mertens in three-sets to set up this semi-final contest.


  • If Serena Williams wins the tournament outright, she will become the first woman to win seven US Open singles titles in the Open era.
  • Elina Svitolina has only ever beaten Serena Williams once, although it was the last time they met.
  • There will be at least one Grand Slam debutant come the weekend as none of Svitolina, Bencic, and Andreescu have reached the final of a major before.
  • Bianca Andreescu and Belinda Bencic’s combined age of 41 is just four years older than Serena Williams.

Our prediction

Serena Williams to win the US Open

The American shot to the top of online betting sites favourite list after only dropping one game in her quarter- final clash and as the 37-year-old goes for her seventh US Open title, it is going to take gargantuan effort from the three remaining players to prevent her from doing it. Much like Tiger Woods at the Masters earlier in the year, Williams is also back and playing some of the best tennis of her career as she seeks her first Grand Slam title since Wimbledon 2016.

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Darren Williamson is an experienced football writer and tipster, covering everything from the Premier League to League Two. Darren also closely follows European football, cricket, and tennis and lives just outside London with his family. He counts music, food and travel among his non-sporting interests, but can’t go too long without taking in a sporting event or two.

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