Madison Keys v Sloane Stephens US Open Final Tennis Betting Odds & Preview

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This will be the first all-American women’s final at the US Open since the Williams sisters battled it out back in 2002. Venus was on the brink of making an appearance in this year’s final until she was edged out at the end of a gripping third set against world 83 Sloane Stephens in the semi finals. This has been nothing short of a remarkable run for Stephens. Back at the start of the year she had foot surgery and could barely walk, but here she is in her first Grand Slam Final appearance.

Madison Keys v Sloane Stephens US Open Final Odds

Madison Keys 1/2, Sloane Stephens 2/1

Stephens won 6-1 0-6 7-5 against Williams in the first of the two semi finals. Stephens only made her come back to the game this year at Wimbledon when she was ranked 957th in the world because of her 11 month absence from the game. Just two months on her, she has put together some stunning form to win 14 of her 16 games and she looks stronger than ever. Her foot doesn’t seem to be an issue and she has looked pretty quick and dynamic is has to be said.

She showed plenty of grit in hat final set against Williams as well and with her back against the wall at 30-30 and 5-5 in that last set, she produced some of her best tennis to battle through and break the Williams serve before closing out the match, winning 10 of the last 11 points. But those wobbles in her serve, particularly in the second set will be of some concern going into this one against the powerful Keys.

Madison Keys will also be making her Grand Slam Final debut in this one and she barely had to break a sweat in her semi final against fellow American Coco Vandeweghe. Keys dropped just three games in the match to powder her way through in what was just the second Grand Slam semi final for the 22 year old in her career. She totally dominated Vandeweghe who had knocked out the top seed Karolina Pliskova in the previous round.

So the final should be a fantastic spectacular between two young players who are in a fearless mode at the moment. There has only been the one previous clash between the two players and that was a couple of years ago in Miami, with Stephens winning that tussle in straight sets early in the tournament. There is a price of 6/4 at bet365 on the game going over 2.5 sets which looks tremendous value for the match.

Based on what the two of them produced in their respective semi finals, it is Keys who gets the nod for us in this all-American showdown. She looks phenomenal against Vandeweghe and while Stephens faced the tougher semi final opponent, that may work against her in terms of the extra energy and emotional energy she had to put into that to get through. Keys looks the sharper of the two and can attack the serve of Stephens and a Keys 2-1 victory in the set betting at bet365 fetches a good price of 11/4.

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