Taylor Townsend vs Beatriz Haddad Maia prediction and odds – US Open 2023

Sparks will fly as Taylor Townsend and Beatriz Haddad Maia go head-to-head in the second round of the US Open. Which of these players will be left standing when it’s all said and done?

Taylor Townsend
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Taylor Townsend vs Beatriz Haddad Maia – match predictions

As Taylor Townsend and Beatriz Haddad Maia battle it out for a third round spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match

Taylor Townsend to win a set @ 4/6 (1.67)

World number 19 vs number 132, this looks like a one-sided contest on paper. However, it’s important to point out that Beatriz Haddad Maia has never gotten past the second round of the US Open in her career. Interestingly, the Brazilian has struggled to find her stride lately; as she suffered three losses in her last five matches. It’s also worth mentioning that Haddad Maia surrendered at least one set in 13 of her last 15 singles matches. On the other hand, Taylor Townsend is coming into this match with a ton of confidence; as she won the Cincinnati Open doubles title two weeks ago. Bearing in mind that Townsend came out on top the only other time these players met, we are fairly confident that she won’t go down in straight sets.

Over 20.5 total games @ 4/6 (1.67)

Our second Taylor Townsend vs Beatriz Haddad Maia prediction is on the over/under games market. It’s fair to point out that Haddad Maia has been involved in a few three-setters recently; as her last three matches ended in maximum sets. That said, six of the Brazilian player’s last eight singles matches featured at least 21 games (excluding retirements). Considering two of Taylor Townsend’s last three matches ended in maximum sets, we are taking the over 20.5 games option here.

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 Haddad Maia reach the third round of the US Open for the first time today?

With our predictions out of the way, let’s see how these players fared in the previous round.

Taylor Townsend

Taylor Townsend looked really good in her first round clash with Varvara Gracheva; she converted four of 10 break points en route to a straight sets victory over the French player. Townsend will have a tough task ahead of her, as she faces Beatriz Haddad Maia. It’ll be interesting to see how she matches up against the Brazilian.

Bia Haddad Maia

On the other hand, Beatriz Haddad Maia squared off against Sloane Stephens in the first round; she held her own against the former US Open champion, defeating her in straight sets. Bia will face another American today, she’ll be eyeing her first US Open third round spot.

Townsend vs Haddad Maia head to head

This will be the second encounter between Taylor Townsend and Bia Haddad Maia. These players first met in the qualifying rounds of the Miami Open four years ago, and it was Townsend who came out on top in straight sets.

Key match details

Beatriz Haddad Maia
Aug 28, 2023; Flushing, NY, USA; Beatriz Haddad Maia of Brazil reacts during a first round match on day one of the 2023 U.S. Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports/Sipa USA – Photo by Icon sport
  • Venue: Court 17.
  • Time and date: Wednesday 30th August, by 16:00 BST.
  • Bookies’ favourite: Beatriz Haddad Maia.

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