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Last season’s beaten finalist Ons Jabeur is going strong again and she will fancy her chances to continue her march against the pleasant surprise Qinwen Zheng. For the latest insights and betting tips on the US Open 2023, be sure to check out our predictions for the WTA women’s event.
Our favourite Ons Jabeur vs Qinwen Zheng – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Ons Jabeur vs Qinwen Zheng – match predictions
- 2 Ons Jabeur vs Qinwen Zheng: Can the sick Tunisian battle through again?
- 3 Key match details
Can Jabeur feel better as she continues to battle the flu? Will Zheng record her third career win against a top-10 player?
Prediction 1: Qinwen Zheng to win @ 23/20 (2.15)
Ons Jabeur was painful to watch in the last 2 rounds as she battled through some tough tests and was constantly collapsing on the court due to a shortage of breath. The Tunisian has been battling a serious flu right now and she is not in the best shape. Lucky to still even be in the tournament.
Zheng is having an excellent year and she already has beaten top 10 players twice in her career. The first of those wins exactly vs Jabeur just over 12 months ago.
Prediction 2: Total sets: 3 @ 5/4 (2.25)
Both players went the distance in their last two matches. So with four 3-set clashes between them already in this tournament, it will be safe to predict that another marathon clash lies ahead of them both.
The one worry we have regarding this Jabeur vs Zheng prediction is that the Tunisian is not feeling well. Jabeur has a history of retiring from matches early when she’s under the weather. That said she battled through in her last few games so she might have gone past the worst of her flu.
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.
Ons Jabeur vs Qinwen Zheng: Can the sick Tunisian battle through again?
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
On Jabeur preview
Ons Jabeur lost last year’s US Open final and despite regularly reaching Grand Slam finals in the last 18 months the Tunisian is yet to win a big title.
Jabeur has been battling a serious flu during the first week at Flushing Meadows and she is somewhat fortunate to still be in contention. Jabeur needed 2 long sets in round 1 (7-5, 7-6) to overcome the modest Camelia Osoria. She then played 2 marathon 3-set matches and in both was staring at a defeat before finding a way to win.
It’s been a bad year for Jabeur in terms of health all around. She has missed a dozen tournaments already due to different health problems. Still, she reached the final of Wimbledon and the semifinal at Roland Garros, so don’t discount the world number 2 when it comes to Grand Slams.
Qinwen Zheng preview
The fast-rising 20-year-old Chinese Qinwen Zheng has just reached only her second-ever last 16 Grand Slam match. To do that she had to play two long and tough 3-set matches in the last 2 rounds. Zheng’s ability to stay calm under pressure has been impressive.
Zheng is now an established top-30 player. She won her maiden WTA title earlier this year when triumphing in Palermo on clay. She also reached last year’s Toronto Masters semifinals, beating Jabeur on the way to that, and right now Zheng fears nobody.
Jabeur vs Zheng head to head
The only previous meeting between the two was just over a year ago during the Toronto Masters. On that occasion, Zheng won via a retirement. She led 6-1, 2-1 when Jabeur gave up as she wasn’t feeling well on that day too.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 16:00 GMT on 04 September.
- What is the prize money for US Open 2023? The total prize money for US Open 2023 is $65,000,020, with the WTA US Open winner taking home $3,000,000.
- Who is the reigning US Open champion? Iga Swiatek defeated Ons Jabeur to claim US Open honours in 2022.
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