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Ashlyn Krueger is having a perfect week in Osaka and is the favorite in the semifinal match against the home player Mai Hontama. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Ashlyn Krueger vs Mai Hontama predictions
Both players are under the Top 100 on the WTA rankings and this is a huge opportunity for each of them to advance to a WTA final.
Ashlyn Krueger -3.5 @ 7/10 (1.70)
Krueger is only 19-years-old and is one of the uprising stars. She has a solid tournament in Osaka and wasn’t even challenged in any of the three previous matches this week. Hontama will have the home crowd support in this match but it is pretty unlikely that it will make any difference. Krueger is much better at the moment and will manage to cover the -3.5 games spread.
Under 21.5 games @ 4/5 (1.90)
In the previous three rounds, Krueger did not play more than 17 games in a match. She has been really dominant all week long and the American will continue in the same manner advancing to the finals with a win in under 20.5 games.
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 Hontama win at home?
Hontama is having a solid season but fact is that the Japanese fans expected much more of her this season. This is huge opportunity for her to advance to a WTA final but that will not be easy at all against Krueger.
Ashlyn Krueger is currently 123rd on the WTA rankings while her best result has been the 108th place. The 19-year-old is 38-22 for the season and 21-12 on hard surface.
Krueger is coming off a 6-3, 6-1 win over Anna Kalinskaya in the quarterfinals. Previously, she defeated Jessika Ponchet 6-4, 6-1 and Kateryna Baindl 6-2, 6-3.
Krueger had a chance to play in the first round of the main draw at the US Open where she failed 7-5, 6-4 against Marie Bouzkova.
She won one title this year defeating Tatiana Maria in the final in Gaiba. She lost the final in Charlottesville to Emma Navarro and also made it to the semis in Orlando, Irapuato and Granby.
Mai Hontama is 176th in the WTA rankings and her career high was No. 126. The 24-year-old is 39-19 for the season and 21-11 on hard surface.
The Japanese is coming off a 6-7, 6-4, 6-1 win over Arianne Hartono in the quarterfinals. Previously, she defeated Nadia Podorska 6-3, 6-3 and Su Jeong Jang 7-5, 0-6, 6-2.
Hontama failed to qualify for the US Open after losing in the second qualifying round to Hartono.
She won one ITF title this year in Maribor defeating Clara Tauson. Hontama also reached the quarterfinals in Canberra, Burnie, PretoriaGifu, Bresca and Stanford.
Krueger vs Hontama head to head
This will be the first match between Krueger vs Hontama.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court
- Date & time: 16th of September, TBD
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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