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A place in the second round of the US Open is up for grabs as Lauren Davis and Danka Kovinic go toe-to-toe with each other on Monday. Which of these players will be left standing when it’s all said and done?
Lauren Davis vs Danka Kovinic – match predictions
As Lauren Davis and Danka Kovinic clash for the fifth time, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Danka Kovinic to win at least one set @ 4/6 (1.67)
Although Lauren Davis is the favourite to win this match, we have not been very impressed by her recent run of results. The American has struggled to find her footing lately; as she has lost four matches in a row. As a matter of fact, the last time Davis won a match in straight sets was in June, she surrendered at least one set in all of her last nine singles matches. Given that the 29 year old dropped at least one set in her last three skirmishes with Danka Kovinic, we don’t think she’ll take this in straight sets.
Over 20.5 games @ 3/4 (1.75)
Next, let’s take a look at the over/under games market. It may interest you to know that previous meetings between these two weren’t very one-sided, as their last three encounters ended in maximum sets, comfortably going over 21 games. Also, it’s worth mentioning that Lauren Davis has been involved in a lot of three-setters lately; as eight of her last nine matches ended in three sets. On that note, we expect this match to end in three sets, and go above the 20.5 games line.
Can Davis end a four-game losing streak at home turf?
Now that we’ve sorted out our US Open predictions for this game, let’s see how these players fared in the weeks leading up to this grand slam.
The past few weeks have not been very pleasant for Lauren Davis; she’s currently on a four-match losing streak across all competitions. The 29 year old will hope to turn things around as she takes on Danka Kovinic today; it’ll be interesting to see how she matches up against the Montenegrin player.
On the other hand, Danka Kovinic last participated at the Stanford Challenger event, where she crashed out in the second round. The 28 year old hasn’t particularly enjoyed her best form in recent weeks; as she suffered three losses in her last four singles matches. Given that Kovinic won her last two encounters with Lauren Davis, she’ll fancy her chances against the American.
Davis vs Kovinic head to head
This will be the fifth clash between these players, and their third encounter this year. As it stands, the head-to-head between Lauren Davis and Danka Kovinic is currently tied at two wins apiece. Additionally, Davis won the only other encounter between these two in a grand slam event; as she defeated Kovinic in three sets at the Australian Open in January.
Key match details
- Surface: Outdoor hard.
- Time and date: 28th August, not before 17:15 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite Lauren Davis.
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