Start time: 0015, 11/09/2020
Venue: Arthur Ashe Stadium
TV: Amazon Prime
The first women’s semi-final at this year’s US Open promises to be a classic, with Jennifer Brady and Naomi Osaka both in cracking form.
Brady has not looked like dropping a set at Flushing Meadows, while Osaka seems to be getting stronger and stronger throughout the tournament.
Everything suggests we are in for a thrilling affair and 3/2 the match goes to three sets is our opening Brady vs Osaka prediction.
A Look At Jennifer Brady’s Betting Odds
Brady had shown signs of promising form when the sport resumed last month and she won her first tour title in Kentucky.
The 28th-seeded American carried her strong, front-foot game into this event and has consistently dominated her opponents so far.
Former champion Angelique Kerber was beaten 6-1 6-4 in round four and Yulia Putintseva hammered 6-3 6-2 in the quarter-finals.
“I was happy with the way I started and I was able to keep that momentum and build off that,” said Brady. “I’m thrilled to be in the semi-finals of the US Open.”
However, Brady did admit she “came out with nerves” for that contest and that just has a few alarm bells ringing ahead of a first grand slam semi-final.
A Look At Naomi Osaka’s Betting Odds
Osaka pulled out of the Western & Southern Open final and began this tournament with plenty of strapping on a hamstring problem.
The Japanese ace was far from convincing through the first three rounds, but it is hard to fault her last couple of performances.
Anett Kontaveit and Shelby Rogers were both beaten 6-3 6-4 thanks to strong serving and powerful groundstrokes.
“The big thing for me was to be the aggressor and to be okay with making unforced errors,” said Osaka after seeing off Rogers. “Apparently, I didn’t make that many.”
This will be a tougher test, but the experience gained from lifting this trophy in 2018 and prevailing at last year’s Australian Open could prove decisive.
Let’s go with the fourth seed to win 2-1 at 3/1 to complete our Brady vs Osaka betting tips.
BRADY beat Putintseva 6-3 6-2
OSAKA beat Rogers 6-3 6-4
Head-to-head: Brady 1-1 Osaka
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