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Emma Navarro is the top story at the San Diego Open after the young American reached the semifinals all the way from the qualifiers. Now, she will face a former Grand Slam winner Sofia Kenin for a place in the final. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Sofia Kenin has been near the top of the WTA rankings which looks pretty far from this point. Navarro, on the other hand, has never been among the Top 50 players, something that she will probably achieve after this week in San Diego.
Sofia Kenin to win @ 7/10 (1.70)
Both players beat the odds to reach the semifinals and this is a huge opportunity for them. Kenin knows how to win on a big stage while Navarro has never been even close to that. Both players are in good shape, but Kenin’s experience will be the difference maker. Another thing that goes in Kenin’s favor is their schedule as this will be Kenin’s fourth match this week, while Navarro already played five.
First set over 9.5 games @ 2/1 (2.00)
With a place in the final on the line, both players will bring their bets game on the court. They both move well and have a solid serve. Navarro played more than 9.5 games in each of the first sets in her last three matches and she will be able to keep it close against Kenin, who is expected to set the tone in the 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.
It is pretty rare to se qualifier playing for a place in the final, and Navarro has that opportunity this week in San Diego. For this match and rest of the schedule, check out in our predictions in the San Diego Open.
Kenin is currently 93rd in the WTA rankings which is way lower than her career high at No. 4. The American is 21-16 for the season and 12-8 on hard.
The 2020 Australian Open champion defeated Anastasia Potapova 6-2, 6-3 in the quarterfinals Previously, she went past Katie Volynets and Veronica Kundermetova.
Kenin reached the second round at the US Open where she lost 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 to Darya Kasatkina. In the opening match, she defeated Ana Bogdan 7-6, 6-4.
Kenin best result of the season was the semifinal in Hobart and she also made it to the third round at Wimbledon.
Navarro is currently 61st in the WTA rankings, 8 places lower than her career high. The 22-year-old is 50-20 for the season and 10-7 on hard surface.
She is coming off a 6-4, 0-6, 7-6 win over world No. 9 Maria Sakkari in the quarterfinals. Previously she defeated Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Jasmine Paolini. In the qualifying rounds, she defeated Iryna Shymanovich and Yasmine Kabbaj, both in straight sets.
Navarro has won three titles in the ITF tour this season, in Charlottesville, Charleston and Naples.
This will be the first match between Kenin and Navarro.
Key match details
- Venue: Barnes Stadium
- Date & time: 16th of September, 01:00
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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