Johanna Konta vs Victoria Azarenka Betting Tip Konta to win – 27th August 2020

Johanna Konta / England ©imago images / Agencia EFE 03/06/2020

United Kingdom Johanna Konta vs Victoria Azarenka Belarus
27th August 2100hrs
Tennis – USA – Western & Southern Open
Pick Konta To Win
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Odds: 4/7 odds taken 00:49 GMT, Thursday 27th August

Johanna Konta is rounding into some very nice form ahead of the US Open 2020.

Playing in New York this week, Konta has impressively powered her way through to the semi finals.

In the final four, she will meet former Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka who has shown some resurgent form in New York.

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Johanna Konta Preview – Konta with a big opportunity

There has been great progress from British Number One Johanna Konta in New York this week.

Konta opened her account at the Western & Southern Open by hammering Kirsten Flipkens 6-2 6-0.

That set her up with a tricky match against former three-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva.

In this fragmented year of tennis, those were two of the players who had produced some of the best form for 2020 from what action had been played.

But once again Konta looked fully in control, dominating her own serve and moving around the court well to beat the Russian.

Then it was a wait for her to see who she would meet in the quarter finals, either Serena Williams or Maria Sakkari.

Our betting prediction:
Konta 2-0 Correct Score

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(odds taken 00:49 GMT, Thursday 27th August)


It was Sakkari who fought back from the brink of defeat to upset Williams, to move ahead to face Konta.

So that was a player in top confidence and form that Konta faced in the last eight, but Konta handled it against the Greek power-hitter.

Konta looked composed, was mixing up her shots and again she looked rock solid on her service games.

Now she heads into this semi final match against Victoria Azarenka as the 4/7 favourite not having dropped a set in New York* (odds taken 00:49 GMT, Thursday 27th August).


Victoria Azarenka Preview – Azarenka back in the groove

The head to head between Azarenka and Konta is only a limited one as this will be just the fourth match between them.

Konta does hold a 2-1 head to head lead from singles meetings (Azarenka retired from one), the British player winning the most recent meeting back in 2018, dropping just four games.

But Azarenka looks to be enjoying herself back on the court. She hadn’t won a match this year before this tournament.

It was, to be fair, only the two matches that she had played prior to this.

The former Grand Slam champ hasn’t been anywhere near her glory days for a couple of years now.

But the Belarusian will be happy with her progress in New York at the moment.

In the quarter-finals of the tournament she stopped the march of Ons Jabeur in a straight-sets victory.

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To get to that quarterfinal match up, Victoria Azarenka saw off Donna Vekic, Caroline Garica and Alize Cornet at the event.

Like Konta, she hasn’t dropped a set in the tournament. She was really challenged hard by Jabuer in the first set of their quarter-final, however.

There were nine set points between the two of them there in the opening set, so Azarenka was giving up chances.

But she showed some great grit and took out one of 2020’s form players, so can she do the same to eighth seed Konta?


Johanna Konta vs Victoria Azarenka Betting Advice

Azarenka was letting points slide in that first set against Ons Jabeur in the last round.

Konta meanwhile has actually looked unflappable on her route to the semi finals so far.

So we just have to shade our favouritism to the British number one because of that.


Key Facts – Johanna Konta vs Victoria Azarenka Betting Tip

  • Johanna Konta has not dropped a set in the tournament
  • Johanna Konta leads Azarenka 2-1 in the head to head
  • Victoria Azarenka won her first match of 2020 at this week’s New York event


This is a difficult match for both of them, Konta has to handle the pressure of being the favourite, Azarenka is facing another tough opponent.

We expect a tight game and a tough one. We wouldn’t expect a fightback from whoever loses the opening set.

So the Konta 2-0 correct score may be worth pushing towards for some value in tennis betting.


The best betting odds for Johanna Konta vs Victoria Azarenka

Johanna Konta to win: 4/7 at Betfair
Victoria Azarenka to win: 29/20 at Betfair