Liudmila Samsonova vs Claire Liu prediction and odds – US Open 2023

A place in the second round of the US Open is up for grabs as Liudmila Samsonova and Claire Liu take the court on Tuesday. It’ll be interesting to see who will reign supreme at the end of this match.

Liudmila Samsonova
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Liudmila Samsonova vs Claire Liu – match predictions

As these players meet for the third time today, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Claire Liu to win a set @ 29/20 (2.45).

Granted, Liudmila Samsonova is the clear favourite to win this match. She advanced to the final of the Canadian Open earlier this month, and eight wins in her last 11 matches. However, it’s fair to point out that the Russian player met Claire Liu twice on the court; and while she won the most recent encounter between these players, Samsonova has never beaten Liu in straight sets. Taking into account that Liudmila Samsonova surrendered at least one set in her last three matches, coupled with the fact that Claire Liu has four wins in her last five matches, we believe there’s a lot of value in backing the American to not go down in straight sets.

Over 19.5 total games @ 4/5 (1.80)

It’s important to point out that these players clashed on this surface a few months ago, and they played out a three-setter between them. Furthermore, while Samsonova reached the final of the Montreal Open a couple of weeks ago, Claire Liu is fresh off a final appearance at the Chicago Challenger event. Considering these players are high on morale ahead of this match, we don’t think this will be a one-sided contest. For this reason, our second prediction for this match is over 19.5 total 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.

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Liudmila Samsonova

After losing to Jessica Pegula in the final of the Canadian Open, Liudmila Samsonova crashed out in the first round of the Cincinnati Open. The Russian has now lost back-to-back matches, and will hope to get back to winning ways as she takes on Claire Liu.

Claire Liu

On the other hand, Claire Liu last featured at the Challenger event in Chicago, where she reached the final. The American went past the first round of this tournament just once in her career, five years ago. As Liu goes up against Samsonova, it’ll be interesting to see if she can match her best outing at the US Open with a win.

Samsonova vs Liu head to head

This will be the third encounter between these players. Liudmila Samsonova and Claire Liu first met in an ITF tournament six years ago, and the American player came out on top in straight sets. Samsonova levelled the head-to-head between these players when they met once more at the Abu Dhabi Open this year.

Key match details

Claire Liu
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  • Venue: Court 11.
  • Time and date: Tuesday 29th August, not before 16:00 BST.
  • Bookies’ favourite: Liudmila Samsonova.

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