Kirsten Flipkens will play Canada’s Bianca Andreescu in the 2nd round of the US Open at Flushing Meadows in New York on Thursday.
The 33 year-old Belgian Flipkens has a current World ranking of 110 and came through a 1st round tie with China’s Xiyu Wang in three sets, after having lost the opener. Flipkens eventually prevailed 3-6 6-2 6-2 against her 18 year-old opponent.
Prior to beating Wang, Flipkens had to come through qualification. Here she beat Irina Maria Bara 6-3 6-4 and Jovana Jaksic 6-2 6-0.
Canada’s 19 year-old rising star Bianca Andreescu had no such problems in navigating her way past 17 year-old Katie Volynets from the USA in her first round match, winning 6-2 6-4.
World ranked no. 15, Andreescu has made significant progress in the game this year, having won the title in Indian Wells where she beat Angelique Kerber in the final 6-4 3-6 6-4 and in Toronto where she beat Serena Williams in the final, with the veteran American retiring when 3-1 adrift in the opening set.
Bianca Andreescu vs Kirsten Flipkens Betting Lines & Predictions
In terms of US Open tennis predictions, it has to be said that Kirsten Flipkens best days are behind her, as a 12-18 win-loss record in 2019 would indicate. By contrast, Bianca Andreescu is very much a player in the ascendancy, with a hugely impressive 37-4 win-loss record in 2019 to back her up.
These players have never met previously, but the US Open betting lines points very much towards a win for the young Canadaian, with the top betting line on Andreescu at -714 (1.14) with Betway Sports, while Flipkens is +500 (6.00) with bet365.
Although those US Open betting odds look justified, the better value tip could be to back Andreescu in the Set Betting to win 2-0 at -200 (1.50) with Betway.
US Open Tennis Prediction: Set Betting – Bianca Andreescu to Win 2-0 @ -200 (1.50) with Betway