Aviva Center (Cincinnati)
Round of 16
For the third time in their careers, Iga Swiatek and Madison Keys will face off in the third round of the Western & Southern Open. They will compete on Center Court on Thursday at 20:00 p.m. In this article, we evaluate and forecast their head-to-head results.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Since her early-season valour, The Pole has become rather reticent. Swiatek, who won six championships in the first half of the year—including the French Open—has been out of form since winning her second Major victory.
The 21-year-highest old's finish in her post-Roland Garros stint was only a quarterfinal position at a Warsaw, Poland, event.
The World No. 1's US Open Series also got off to a rough start as she was eliminated in the round of 16 in Toronto. With Cincinnati being her final tournament before the US Open, Swiatek is frantically attempting to regain her groove this week.
24th-ranked Keys through to the third round by beating Jelena Ostapenko 6-4 7-5 and Yulia Putintseva 7-5 6-3.
Keys defeated Ostapenko in straight sets in the second round (6-4 7-5). During the game, Keys outscored Ostapenko 76 to 87. The American attacked 33 winners with great aggression.
Speaking of serving, Keys racked up 5 aces while committing just 2 double bogies. Madison Keys saved three break points after losing the serve twice. In addition, Keys made 68% of her first serves and won 57% (13/23) of the points after her second serve. She also won 67% (33/49) of the points after her first serve. Keys successfully converted 25% of her break points to break Ostapenko four times (4/16).
Expert Betting Tips
Despite the fact that their most recent match occurred in 2016, Keys has won each of their last five encounters, suggesting that she is a respectable favourite in this contest. Take Keys to win easily, yet Riske is a fighter who might force a decision just as well.
- Handiсap Iga Swiatek (-5.5) for 2.01
- Total Under 19.5 for 1.94
- Individual Total 1 Over 12.5 for 2.11