Johanna Konta vs Kristina Mladenovic Tennis Betting Tip Konta 2-0 – 31st August 2021

Konta can survive the First Round challenge at the US Open 2021

Johanna Konta / Great Britain ©IMAGO / ZUMA Wire 17.08.2021

United Kingdom Johanna Konta vs Kristina Mladenovic France
31st August from 1500hrs
Tennis – USA – US Open
Pick Konta 2-0
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 5/6* (odds taken 20:49 GMT on August 28th 2021)

British Number One Johanna Konta steps into action in the First Round of the US Open this week.

She meets an opponent in Kristina Mladenovic who she has never managed to beat before.

So this is a tricky opener for Konta, who has had a difficult stop-start season because of injury and health issues. Can she survive?

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Johanna Konta Preview – Can Konta prevail?

Back in June when Johanna Konta picked up a title at Nottingham, things looked on the up.

But things have gone backwards again for the British Number One because of health issues.

After almost two months away from the game, she returned to action at WTA Montreal.

She reached the Third Round there but had to pull out because of injury.

Notably, in the Second Round of Canada, she did claim a superb victory over Elina Svitolina.

Konta had been down a set in the match before pulling off an unexpected fightback success.

There is a quote of 4/11 on Konta to win this match in tennis betting* (odds taken 20:49 GMT on August 28th 2021 at Unibet).

Our betting prediction:
Under 20.5 Games

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* (odds taken 20:49 GMT on August 28th 2021 at Unibet)


Johanna Konta did appear at WTA Cincinnati recently but fell at the first hurdle.

So she definitely has some form to find.

The head to head is well worth looking at ahead of tennis betting as well.

Konta has faced Kristina Mladenovic five times before and Konta has lost all of those.

It’s been a while though since they have met, the last meeting happening in 2015.

With Konta the favourite, there is a quote of 5/6 on the Konta 2-0 set betting option* (odds taken 20:49 GMT on August 28th 2021 at Unibet).


Kristina Mladenovic Preview – Does Mladenovic have enough for an upset?

Kristina Mladenovic has lost six of her last ten matches across all tournaments.

The French player does arrive as a sizeable underdog in the match outright for tennis betting here at 11/5* (odds taken 20:49 GMT on August 28th 2021 at Unibet).

After losing in the qualifiers for WTA Cincinnati recently, Mladenovic entered the main draw as a lucky loser.

She took advantage of that by winning a couple of matches.

But then she was convincingly stopped by Elina Svitolina.

If we look at the hard Court form specifically of Mladenovic, she has lost eight of her last twelve.

The best result that Mladenovic has carded before at the US Open was a quarter-final in 2015.

She has not been past the second round in any of her five appearances since.

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The strongest thing Kristina Mladenovic has going for her is the head to head against Konta.

But if any of that was recent, then it would have piqued more interest in the underdog upset.

We would back this match being wrapped up fairly quickly.

Under 20.5 games is at a quote of 5/6* (odds taken 20:49 GMT on August 28th 2021 at Unibet).

The 28-year-old has posted a 17/23 win/loss record this season.


Johanna Konta vs Kristina Mladenovic Betting Advice

Even though Konta has not had the season she would like to have because of injury, she looks the way to go here.

The Konta 2-0 set betting pick for tennis betting is at 5/6* (odds taken 20:49 GMT on August 28th 2021 at Unibet).

That flies in the face of the head to head, but none of those previous meetings reflects any kind of recent form.


Key Facts – Johanna Konta vs Kristina Mladenovic Betting Tip

  • Johanna Konta’s best US Open finish was a Quarter Final in 2019
  • Johanna Konta has lost all five previous matches against Mladenovic
  • Kristina Mladenovic has lost 6 of her last 10 hard court matches


We are looking at Konta’s impressive win over Elina Svitolina recently as the key piece of form.

Mladenovic lost against the Ukrainian recently and that gives us plenty to go with.

Konta can prevail, especially if she gets her service game going.


The best betting odds for Johanna Konta vs Kristina Mladenovic

Johanna Konta to win: 4/11 at Bet365
Kristina Mladenovic to win: 11/5 at Bet365