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Angelique Kerber vs Leylah Fernandez Tips - Kerber to win in straight sets

  • US Open Women’s Singles 4th Round match set at Louis Armstrong Stadium on Sunday 18:00 BST
  • This is the first meeting between Kerber and Fernandez
  • Kerber has won 17 of her last 19 matches
  • Fernandez upset Naomi Osaka in the previous round
Angelique Kerber
Angelique Kerber (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Angelique Kerber is in fantastic form and won the US Open in 2016. 

She has won 17 of her last 19 matches and her only defeats in that run have come against World No.1 Ashleigh Barty.

The 33-year-old did very well on grass, winning the title in Bad Homburg before a run to the semi-finals at Wimbledon. 

The former World No.1 switched to hard courts in Cincinnati. She beat Maria Sakkari, Elina Svitolina, Jelena Ostapenko and Petra Kvitova before going down to Barty in the semi-finals.

No. 16 seed Kerber has beaten some tricky opponents at the US Open. The German beat Dayana Yastremska 3-6 6-4 7-6, Anhelina Kalinina 6-3 6-2 and Sloane Stephens 5-7 6-2 6-3.

Leylah Fernandez is one of the rising stars in women’s tennis. She has been in the Top 100 for a year but can't break into the Top 50 as of yet.

The Canadian won in Monterrey in March but struggled for consistency since, failing to win three consecutive matches until the US Open.

The 18-year-old beat Ana Konjuh 7-6 6-2 in the first round followed by a 7-5 7-5 win against Kaia Kanepi. Fernandez capitalised on a meltdown from Naomi Osaka to win 5-7 7-6 6-4 in the third round.

Verdict

Leylah Fernandez has done a great job to get to the fourth round, but this is likely where her tournament ends. I am backing Angelique Kerber to win in straight sets at the US Open.

Best Bet: Angelique Kerber 2-0 Set Betting @-138.89 at BetMGM - 1 Unit

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