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All eyes will be on the Louis Armstrong Stadium as Arantxa Rus and Madison Keys take the court on Tuesday. Which of these players will advance to the second round of the US Open?
Arantxa Rus vs Madison Keys – match predictions
As these players go toe-to-toe with each other today, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Madison Keys to win 2-0 @ 8/15
We would like to point out that the only other time these players met, Madison Keys won in straight sets on this surface. That said, the American has put up a fairly good run of results these past couple of months, winning 12 of her last 15 matches. On the other hand, Arantxa Rus isn’t coming into this match with a ton of confidence, as she suffered four losses in her last five matches across singles and doubles. For this reason, we believe that Madison Keys will reign supreme in straight sets.
Over 19.5 total games @ 3/4 (1.75)
Next, let’s explore the over/under games market. While we expect this match to end in two sets, we believe that the 19.5 games line is a bit low for this match. As a matter of fact, these two went above this line the only other time they met, with one of two sets going all the way to a tiebreak. Interestingly, Arantxa Rus’ last three matches featured at least 20 games; and on that note, we’re taking the over option for today’s match.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Can Arantxa Rus reach the second round for the first time in 12 years?
Now that our Arantxa Rus vs Madison Keys predictions have been sorted, let’s see how these players fared in the weeks leading up to this grand slam.
Arantxa Rus last played at the Challenger event at Chicago last week, where she crashed out in the first round at the hands of Kateryna Baindl. The Dutch player has struggled here at Flushing Meadows; as the last time she made it through to the second round of the US Open was in 2011. It’ll be interesting to see how Rus will match-up against Madison Keys.
Unlike today’s opponent, Madison Keys has had some success at this tournament in the past; as she was a finalist here at the US Open six years ago. The American has 12 wins in her last 15 singles matches, and she’ll fancy her chances against Arantxa Rus.
Rus vs Keys head to head
This will be the second encounter between these players. Arantxa Rus and Madison Keys previously met at the Australian Open three years ago, where Keys came out on top in straight sets.
Key match details
- Venue: Louis Armstrong Stadium.
- Time and date: Tuesday 29th August, not before 17:15 BST.
- Bookies’ favourite: Madison Keys.
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