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Barbora Krejcikova vs Aryna Sabalenka Tips - Sabalenka backed to advance

  • US Open Women’s Singles Quarter-final match will take place at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday (17:00 BST)
  • Sabalenka beat Krejcikova in their only previous meeting
Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka (Elsa/Getty Images)
Barbora Krejcikova will face Aryna Sabalenka in the US Open quarter-finals on Tuesday. 

This is a tight match to call, but Sabalenka’s form in 2021 suggests she might edge it with value on a three set contest.

The No. 2 seed from Belarus made her maiden Grand Slam semi-final appearance at Wimbledon and has certainly built on that momentum, with a run to the semi-finals in Montreal and now to the quarters in New York.

She had a stumble in the first round – losing a second set tie-break to Nina Stojanovic – but since then has breezed through the draw, and should have plenty left in the tank.

Krejcikova has been serene in her progress to the quarter-finals, having yet to drop a set and only really being tested by Garbine Muguruza in the fourth round.

This has been a remarkable season for the eighth-seeded Czech, winning the French Open and only losing twice in her last 16 matches.

She has been particularly reliable behind her serve in this tournament, and that will be key against the aggressive Sabalenka.

The pair have met once, with Sabalenka winning in three sets in Linz last year.

Verdict

Sabalenka’s form in 2021 has seen her become the world number two, and her consistency at the sharp end of big tournaments should see her come out on top. A three setter is value.

Best Bet: Aryna Sabalenka To Win @-175.44 at BetMGM - 1 Unit

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