Johanna Konta v Daria Kasatkina: Konta to win first set and win the match – Evens
Neither Konta or Kasatkina has had a good run in North American hard court swing, making this one a toughie to call.
However, the British number one has shown good form in here past two grand slams and it’s hard to see her not getting off to a good start by beating an out-of-sorts Kasatkina in two or three sets here.
Angelique Kerber v Kristina Mladenovic: Kerber to win 2-0 in sets – 5/6
Looking for her second title at Flushing Meadows, 2016 champion Angelique Kerber comes into the US Open with a positive 4-1 head-to-head advantage against Mladenovic, who hasn’t had the best of luck lately on tour.
We’re backing the German to get the job done quickly in straight sets.
Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova: Williams to win 2-0 in sets – 8/11
Get the coffee on for a late one, because this heavyweight clash is undoubtedly Monday’s main event at Flushing Meadows.
Williams has dominated their head-to-heads and poor Sharapova hasn’t had a victory over Serena in 15 years. It’s been six years since they last had a match go to a deciding set and we don’t see that changing here either.
* All odds correct at time of posting.