Once, the No. 1 ranked player in the world, Caroline Wozniacki will look to turn back the hands of time while dialing up a special effort to beat current World No.2 Angelique Kerber when the pair square off in their 2016 U.S. Open semifinal showdown.
With one grand slam already in her pocket, Kerber will look to take the next step toward competing for her second grand slam trophy this season. Let’s find out where the online betting value lies in this intriguing match.
Here’s a Closer Look At The US Open Women’s Semifinals Expert Predictions
2016 US Open Women’s Semifinals Odds
Caroline Wozniacki +4
Angelique Kerber -4
Analysis: Caroline Wozniacki may be ranked 74th in the world right now, but anyone that knows a thing about tennis knows that figure means absolutely nothing right now. Sure, Wozniacki is just 13-14 this season and has lost in either the first or second round in four straight tournaments prior to the U.S. Open, but right now, she’s playing some fantastic tennis.
Wozniacki is 5-7 in 12 career matches against Angelique Kerber but has split the last four meetings evenly. Wozniacki has the edge in career titles at 23-9 though Kerber has a coveted grand slam title and Woz does not. Kerber is 47-14 this season and is playing the best tennis of her career. Kerber, should she reach the finals and beat Serena Williams, will also claim the world No.1 ranking.
I know Angelique Kerber is the favorite in this match, but I really like the way Caroline Wozniacki is playing right now and believe she’s a great pick to pull off the upset as a value-packed +210 selection.
My Pick: Caroline Wozniacki in Three Sets
Total Games: 21
Analysis: This pick is as easy as pie for me tennis bettors. With two of the last three meetings and three of five overall, going the full three sets, I like this huge match to go at least three sets as well. Hell, I suspect that each of the first two sets could last at least 10 games, making this Over/Under total pick a lock to go over 21 total games.
My Pick: Over 21 Total Games