WTA US Open, Brengle v Tsurenko

First round

Due to start around 9 pm

Brengle (2.2) v Tsurenko (1.74)

Brengle has won both their previous meetings. They last met in January 2015 in Brisbane. She won in straight sets.

Overall results favour Tsurenko in the last 12 months and also in 2020. Their hard court results are very even with both players winning around 60% of matches in the last year.

Brengle has played 2 matches on hard courts since the restart. She lost both but was huge underdog each time. She performed well in both matches. She kept he sets close against Catherine Bellis in the Cincinnati qualifying rounds and took Aryna Sabalenka to 3 sets in Lexington. In January she won the title in the Newport Beach Challenger. She also won a couple of ITF titles in 2019.

Tsurenko only played 2 matches during lockdown. Both were on clay. Since the restart she has only played on clay in Prague where she made it through the qualifying rounds and beat Ekaterina Alexandrova as underdog before withdrawing from her second round match. Her last hard court tournament was the Indian Wells Challenger in March. She reached the semi finals. She reached the final of an ITF hard court tournament in Cairo in February. She reached the quarter finals of the US Open in 2018.

I expect a close match and we have a good chance of seeing 3 sets. Lay Tsurenko around 1.40 to 1.50 and remove or reduce your liability at 1.95. Lay the set 1 winner.

Update: Tsurenko withdrew before the match. Brengle beat her replacement, Rodionova, in 2 easy sets.

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