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2019 US Open, women's singles final
Arthur Ashe Stadium, New York
Serena Williams (USA) vs Bianca Andreescu (Canada)
Bianca Andreescu has completed a remarkable achievement, defeating all-time great Serena Williams in straight sets to win the US Open title at the age of 19.
Serena Williams 3 5
Bianca Andreescu 6 7
The final of the US Open has arrived, with Serena Williams looking to make amends for a disaster show 12 months ago and score a record-equalling 24th grand slam victory against first-time finalist Bianca Andreescu. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage from 6am (AEST).
There are plenty of stories that can be talked about heading into what should be a fascinating final, between a Canadian up and comer who has surprised the tennis world, and the veteran who hasn’t surprised anyone by making it to another grand slam final.
The big part of the picture is that Serena Williams currently sits on 23 grand slam titles, and a win here will mean she is equal at the top of the all-time tree with Australian Margaret Court.
But the other part of the picture is that her form is as good as it has been for 12 months, and she is looking to atone for last year’s disgraceful display against Naomi Osaka, where she was penalised heavily for her on-court actions.
And the situation is somewhat similar coming into this year, as she takes on another first-time grand slam finalist in the form of her career.
Andreescu has come from nowhere in 2019, and hasn’t lost a completed hard court match since March, although has struggled with injury through the middle block of the year.
There is no questioning the form of Andreescu, who has blitzed through the US Open and came back from a double break down in the second set and a poor showing at times during the first in her semi-final to get the better of fellow first-time grand slam semi-finalists Belinda Bencic.
Andreescu was aided by an absolute implosion on the other side of the net, but she handled power well and kept controlled in her approach to the match, which are going to be two vital areas against Williams.
The other factor which will determine what sort of chance the Canadian stands is how good her court coverage is, because Williams has been in fine form on the groundstroke game and has barely missed a spot all tournament.
The form Williams has been in has allowed her to roll through the tournament as if opposition didn’t exist, and dominant straight-set victories in the quarter-final over Wang of China and Elina Svitolina in the semi-final will have her fresh and in top condition for this final.
This is a tough one to tip. Andreescu has been in great form, but beating Williams in a New York grand slam final when she has so much to prove after last year’s showing might be one step too far for the Canadian.
Williams in three sets.
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Start time: 6am (AEST)
Venue: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Billie Jean King Tennis Center, New York
TV: Live, ESPN, SBS
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Betting: Williams $1.31, Andreescu $3.20