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At 43, Venus Williams is still mixing up with the WTA top 100. In Cincinnati, she will not be featured on the centre court but Veronika Kudermetova will be forewarned in discounting her in this duel. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Venus Williams vs Veronika Kudermetova – match predictions
- 1 Venus Williams vs Veronika Kudermetova – match predictions
- 2 Venus Williams vs Veronika Kudermetova preview
- 3 Venus Williams vs Veronika Kudermetova match details
2-1 to Veronika Kudermetova
Venus Williams has lost her last two matches in straight sets. Prior to that, the last four matches involving her were three-set affairs. We would have gone with the former conclusion to this match had Veronika Kudermetova been active on the North American hard-court swing. As she transitions from grass to hard surface with a monthlong layoff, Williams has an in into the game. The American can cause problems but does not have the legs to triumph in three sets, with Kudermetova booking her place into the next round.
Over 19.5 games
Kudermetova’s last wins over Kanepi and Aryna Sabalenka saw 23 and 21 games, respectively. Williams’ defeat to Elina Svitolina came in 19 games while her defeat to Madison Keys came in 20 games. With Kudermetova taking her time to dispatch off rivals even during active duty, we believe she will need over 19.5 games to triumph against Williams as she returns to action and transitions to the hard court swing.
Venus Williams vs Veronika Kudermetova preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Cincinnati Open.
There are very few players who can boast of the accolades that Venus Williams has. None of the current WTA stars have half the accomplishments that she has accumulated. The last couple of years have been difficult for her but the tennis legend has continued to knock forward. As it stands, she is on a three-match losing streak but counting against her will be folly. Four of her last six matches have been three-set affairs, proving she has the skills to still challenge the best in the business.
Kudermetova is returning to action following her second-round ousting from the Wimbledon Championships. However, with a 25-17 record on the tour in 2023, it is difficult to count out the Russian despite her one month away from the courts. She impressed on the grass court swing, reaching the championship match in Hertogenbosch and has also accumulated semi-final appearances in clay and hard court events in Adelaide, Doha, Madrid and Rome. She knows when to let herself get accounted for and will relish a meeting with a living legend.
Venus Williams vs Veronika Kudermetova head to head
This is the first meeting between Venus Williams and Veronika Kudermetova on the WTA tour.
Venus Williams vs Veronika Kudermetova match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 14 August.
- What is the prize money for WTA Cincinnati Open 2023? The total prize money for Cincinnati Open 2023 is $2,788,468.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Lindner Family Tennis Center.
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