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- The fourth round of the WTA US Open gets underway Sunday morning in New York.
- Brett Farrenkopf breaks down today's slate of matches, including which bets are offering value.
Ashleigh Barty (-370) vs. Qiang Wang (+315)
Sunday, 11 a.m. ET
Ash Barty, who’s looking to add a second Grand Slam title amid her career year, will first have to get through the powerful Qiang Wang on Sunday.
Qiang isn’t the most heralded women’s tennis player, but is one of the WTA Tour’s better players from the baseline. When she has her timing is down, she can go on extended streaks. Last fall, Wang made the semifinals or better in five straight tournaments after the US Open (19-4 record).
The issue for Qiang on Sunday will be trying to deal with Barty’s wide repertoire of shots in her arsenal.
I thought Barty would be a bigger favorite, but the books are respecting Qiang’s game to some degree. I have Barty as a -380 favorite but hold a mostly dead 33-1 Qiang quarter ticket.