Categories: Tennis

US Open Women’s Semifinal: Last Women Standing

Angelique Kerber will face Caroline Wozniacki while Serena Williams will take on Karolina Pliskova in the semi-final of US Open 2016. The winner of the tournament will take away $3,500,000 while the finalist and semi-finalists will collect $1,750,000 and $875,000 cheques respectively.

Angelique Kerber vs Caroline Wozniacki

One time Grand Slam champion at 2016 Australian Open and current World Number 2 Angelique Kerber will face former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki first in what appears to be a close encounter as the playing styles of both are quite similar.

While the left-handed Kerber has a better serve but Wozniacki is capable of pulling of crucial serves at the right time. Also, Kerber hits the ball hard and has a dominant baseline playing style, Wozniacki is better at the net.

Both the players have had a comfortable run at the tournament so far, with Wozniacki dropping one set in the first round, though the German is yet to drop a set. Kerber leads their head-to-head tally 7-5.

PREDICTION: KERBER WINS IN 3 SETS.

Serena Williams vs Karolina Pliskova

The second half of the semi-final will be played between Karolina Pliskova and last year runner up Serena Williams, who will be eyeing a record 23rd Grand Slam victory and overtaking Steffi Graf with most singles title in the Open Era.

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Though Pliskova has shown improvement in the past few months, Serena is capable of pulling off a winner at intense stages in a Grand Slam. Both of them have had convincing wins in the tournament so far, dropping just one set en route to the semi-final. Pliskova also ousted Serena’s sister- Venus Williams.

Both have played just one match against each other in the past at Stanford where Serena won 7-5 6-2

PREDICTION: WILLIAMS WINS IN 2 SETS.

Shivanjali Kumar

I am pursuing B.Sc.(Hons.) Mathematics from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. I am an avid follower of tennis and enjoy watching cricket as well. My interest lies in portrait sketching and swimming.

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