US Open Women’s Semifinals Winning Predictions

Posted by Eric Williams on September 8, 2016 in

Serena Williams may be the world’s No. 1 ranked player, but she’ll have to be at her very best when she takes on red-hot Karolina Pliskova in one of two WTA semifinals on Thursday night.

Can the streaking and talented Pliskova pull off the huge upset or will Williams prevail to take another step toward winning her 23rd grand slam title? Let’s find out the updated betting odds now.

Here’s a Closer Look At The US Open Women’s Semifinals Winning Predictions



US Open Women’s Semifinal

Serena Williams -5
Karolina Pliskova +5


Serena Williams -500
Karolina Pliskova +400

Analysis: Serena Williams has gone 33-5 this year with two titles including the 2016 Wimbledon Championship. Karolina Pliskova, the 11th-ranked player in the world has gone 33-16 with an identical two titles in 2016. The pair has only met one time with Williams winning 7-5, 6-2 at Stanford in 2014.

Pliskova enters this semifinal showdown riding a 10-match winning streak that includes a 6-1, 6-3 win in the semis over Garbine Muguruza and 6-3, 6-1 win over Angelique Kerber in the finals at Cincinnati.

Expert Prediction

Williams has won 15 of her last 17 matches including her Wimbledon title and just looks seriously locked in right now as evidenced by her  hard-fought, three-set quarterfinal win over Simona Halep on Thursday night.

I’m going with Williams to get the win over Pliskova, likely in three sets. Williams has a lot rising on this match and I’m sure she wants to bounce Pliskova out of the Open after the Czech star bounced her sister Venus out  couple of rounds ago.

My Pick: Serena Williams in Three Sets

Total Games: 20

Analysis: Karolina Pliskova’s huge serve and her ability to keep it together mentally will almost surely make this semifinal showdown a thee-set match and a lock to play over the 20 game Over/Under total.

I know Williams dispatched Pliskova in 18 games spanning two sets in their only career meeting, but that was two years ago when Pliskova was only 22-years-old. Now, a steadier, wiser Pliskova will extend this match to three sets!

My Pick: Over 20 Total Games