US Open Women’s Quarterfinals Betting Previews: Bencic vs. Vekic, Andreescu vs. Mertens
Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports. Pictured: Bianca Andreescu
Belinda Bencic (-179) vs Donna Vekic (+146)
12 p.m. ET, ESPN
All odds via Pointsbet and current as of 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
Belinda Bencic enters the quarterfinals following one of the biggest and most impressive wins of her career, beating No. 1 Naomi Osaka 7-5, 6-4. Donna Vekic, meanwhile, is in the best form of her career and fought off a match point to beat big-serving Julia Goerges 6-7, 7-5, 6-3.
Following a massive win like Bencic’s I do worry a bit about a let down, both physically and mentally, but she has put runs together in big tournaments before. Earlier this year she defeated Aryna Sabalenka, Simona Halep, Elina Svitolina and Petra Kvitova in Dubai.
Bencic’s most impressive performance came in 2015 when she bested Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Serena Williams and Simona Halep in Toronto. The Swiss has proven she can overcome a let down spot.