US Open Semifinal Prediction: Serena Williams vs Elina Svitolina

US Open Serena Williams

The first of the semifinal matches at the US Open is set. Serena Williams will face Elina Svitolina for a spot in Saturday’s final. Who will in this match? That’s what we’re here to try to tell you. Predicting this match for you are Tracey Essex, Eric Han, Steen Kirby, and Jim Smith.

US Open Semifinal Prediction

Serena Williams vs Elina Svitolina

Tracey:
It’s hard to deny a fit and focused Serena Williams. Even with a 62% first serve percentage in her quarterfinal match against Wang Qiang, Serena offered up zero break opportunities. Her stellar 90% win of first serves in play thwarted any offense attack from the Chinese #18 seed. It will be a challenge for Elina Svitolina to find a way into Serena’s game. A defensive mastermind capable of getting nearly every ball in play, Svitolina has the ability to make the #8 seed uncomfortable from time to time. And, the Ukrainian will not be afraid of a hard hitter – just look at her dismantling of Madison Keys. The #5 seed already knocked out one Williams sister (R2) who was playing well. Can she do it the younger Williams sister? With Serena’s form and that 24th title clearly in her sights, I doubt it.
Prediction: Williams in 3

Jim:
Williams’ record against top ten opposition this year isn’t exactly stellar, but she’ll come into this match in great spirits after demolishing Wang Qiang in the quarterfinals. Will confidence be enough against Svitolina? Not necessarily. The Ukrainian has many of the same qualities as Simona Halep, who so ruthlessly dispatched Williams at Wimbledon. Make no mistake, this will likely be a very tough day at the office for Williams.
Prediction: Svitolina in 3

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Eric:
Serena wants to win this year. Badly. She quickly dispatched Qiang Wang in her previous match- not allowing the Chinese to hit a single winner in the match. Svitolina has played great tennis throughout the tournament, and is yet to drop a set. But Serena will be tough on a loud Arthur Ashe rooting for her. Can Svitolina cope? Not a lot of people have.
Prediction: Williams in 2

Steen:
Both players are in sizzling form. This is Serena at the US Open, though, and she leads the H2H with the Ukranian. Svitolina is the toughest opponent Serena has faced, but she’ll survive this test.
Prediction: Williams in 2

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Serena williams is born to be a winner and also she is born September is her month and the power is there and to fight hard too you dont joke with September people in that born are born to be great and intelligent serena williams is winning that match 6-6.she is born to be great anointed and choosing by Almighty God.

  2. Win or lose this is one of the greatest champions ever to be seen in our life time. So glad to have lived to see her and her great sister Venus’s progress from the very beginnings. She certainly has made a great contribution to the women’s game and long may she continue.

  3. Serena certainly has the most powerful and precise play at the moment, I think she will go all the way and win her desired 24 th Grand Slam tournament.

  4. Serena Williams the Tennis G.O.A.T.?
    Even if she could win another or two more majors, it don’t mean a thing, cause it ain’t got that swing. Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf did not care for Court’s 24 majors record at all, because it is irrelevant. All three (especially Graf and Evert) could have won more than Court with ease. Graf retired with 22 majors at age 30 in 1999. During that last year on tour she won French Open and was runner-up in Wimbledon final against Lindsay Davenport. She definetly could have won more majors if she really wanted it. The same is true for Evert that was locked out of French Open for three years, because she prefered to play World Team Tennis. And Evert skipped some Australian Open, because in that time it took place during Christmas. So no one in the past really cared for Court’s 24 majors record. The only player that is obsessed by these numbers is Serena Williams to proof everyone that she is the G.O.A.T. But Serena has already lost the match for G.O.A.T. crown multiple times in the past by insulting umpires and other players, again and again. 24 or 25 or 26? Irrelevant. Especially in 2035 when Coco Gauff (age 31) will win her 30th major! On the other hand: wouldn’t it be ironic, that Serena get 24 and then 25 during the presidency of Donald Trump? Make America G.O.A.T. again! Good luck. Sorry, but that will not happen. Everything else is just fake-news. I vote for Svitolina! She is like a mixture of Kerber, Muguruza, Osaka and Halep. If Serena survives the semis, then Bencic or Andreescu will take the US Open crown. Since January 2016 Serena reached 7 major finals. She won 2, but she lost 5. And the clock, tick-tock…..   Good night!

  5. Serena s a good player but haslousy temper. I would like to see belinda Bencic winitthis year. time is ripe for r with a fantastic coach, Martina hingis and her lady like temper, it ishard tobeat her. Go Bencic.go

  6. Before the semi between Bencic and Andreescu, I also prefered to see Bencic in the final. But Andreescu has proven that she definetly has stronger nerves than Bencic (at least during the semi). Bencic had more breakpoints, but she could finish these big points. So, I think Andreescu really deserves to be in the final against Serena. Bencic is a great talent, but Andreescu was mentally stronger. I hope we see a fight in the final. The quarter and the semi-final was much too easy for Serena. So, I hope that Andreescu is the first real challenge for Serena after McNally in round 2!

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