Reasons for betting on Venus Williams vs Sloane Stephens tip
Venus Williams is slowly reaching her goal. And that is to win at least one Grand Slam this season. She advanced to the semifinals of her favorite tournament, US Open where she is going to clash with Sloane Stephens. A very interesting match between the two players who are the favorites of the home crowd. Flushing Meadows will have at least one American player in the finals this year.
Venus Williams overview
The older Williams sister has shown some signs of struggles throughout the tournament, but when she was needed the most, she stepped up and proved that despite her age she still can play. Against Petra Kvitova, who was the biggest favorite for winning this trophy, the American played an excellent match. After two and a half hours of a fierce fight and a fantastic comeback, Venus was victorious. The final result was 2-1 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. In the decisive set, the Czech player had a 3-1 lead, but the American didn’t want to surrender. Before this, she had an encounter Carla Suarez Navarro which she won with the same result 2-1 6-3, 3-6, 6-1. Venus Williams is not so convincing during the matches but eventually, she always wins in the end, and that is what matters. Many of the players who were performing brutal and put down several astonishing victories were eliminated including Kvitova.
Sloane Stephens overview
The 24-year-old had an interesting road until the semifinals. She had only one Top 10 player in her way, Dominika Cibulkova but nevertheless, she was working hard to get here.
In the first round Stephens defeated the Roberta Vinci 2-0, and after that, she encountered with Cibulkova. It was a pretty intense match, but the American managed to grab the win, 2-1 after almost three hours of play. Following this meeting, young American had one easy task when she smashed Ashleigh Barty with 2-0. Stephens won the previous two meetings against Julia Gorges and Anastasija Sevastova with the same result 2-1. The game against Latvian player was very intense because it went in the tie break in the decisive set.
With the crowd behind her, Stephens had more nerves, and she put down and an incredibly important victory, which provided the greatest success in her career.
Head to head matches
The two players had two meetings in their history. In the first one, Sloane Stephens advanced to the round of 16 of Miami Masters in 2013 because Venus Williams withdrew from the match.
Roland Garros was the place where they actually played, back in 2015, and the younger American had more success beating Venus, 2-0 7-6(5) 6-1.
Prediction for Venus Williams vs Sloane Stephens tip
We are backing up Venus Williams here because she has more experience in matches like this. Also, she was masterful at Grand Slams throughout this year, and we think that it is time to win one finally. We had some doubts during the competition, we have to admit. But as the time went by, we saw that her wins are not just a lucky turn of events.
The second bet would be Venus Williams to win with the exact result 2-0.