Panelists Predictions US Open Women’s Day 8 Matches–Including Serena/Shvedova

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We are finishing off the fourth round of this year’s US Open with four blockbuster women’s matches. These are all matches with the potential to be amazing, so be sure not to miss them. And we’re here to help you prepare by predicting them. Our panelists today are myself, Sam Barker, and Steen Kirby.

Panelists Predictions US Open Women’s Day 8 Matches

Carla Suarez-Navarro vs Simona Halep

Sam:
More often than not matches between these two are decided over three sets and I don’t see this being any different. Both have looked sharp during the first week but Suarez-Navarro has really caught my eye with her dominating performances. I think the Spaniard may cause an upset her.
Prediction: Suarez-Navarro in 3

Steen:
It’s an even H2H, but on hard courts Halep should be the clear favorite. Look for her to outwork a feisty Suarez-Navarro.
Prediction: Halep in 2

Yesh:
I have been riding the Halep train all tournament and I’m not stopping now. Halep isn’t losing unless she meets someone named Serena or Angelique.
Prediction: Halep in 3

Karolina Pliskova vs Venus Williams

Sam:
There is a feeling with Karolina Pliskova that all the pieces are falling into place at the right time. Not only is this her deepest ever Grand Slam run but she is also on an eight-match unbeaten streak. It takes a talented player to outmuscle Venus Williams but I have a sneaky feeling that she might just manage it.
Prediction: Pliskova in 3

Steen:
Venus has a H2H win over Pliskova and has won her last two matches with ease. Pliskova won Cincy though and is red hot. Despite everyone rooting for Venus, I think Pliskova edges it.
Prediction: Pliskova in 3

Yesh:
It’s hard to always quite know what you’re going to get with Venus nowadays, and she has struggled at times this tournament, but she has guts and a will to win that is almost unmatched. I don’t know how many more three-setters her body can take, but she’ll take this one.
Prediction: Venus Williams in 3

Agniezska Radwanska vs Ana Konjuh

Sam:
You might remember the heartbreaking scenes when these two last met at Wimbledon this year. Konjuh left the court in tears after a late injury hindered her chances of triumphing and Radwanska went through. The young Croat will be out to set the record straight but Radwanska has coped superbly with some tricky opponents so far. This may go the distance again.
Prediction: Radwanska in 3

Steen:
Radwanska has been in great form this tournament and Konjuh looks to have met her match.
Prediction: Radwanska in 2

Yesh:
In a rematch of an incredible Wimbledon match, I see this one as being much more straightforward. Radwanska is just playing a bit better right now and is far more versatile than her Croatian opponent.
Prediction: Radwanska in 2

Serena Williams vs Yaroslava Shvedova

Sam:
Yaroslava Shvedova is very much a surprise participant in the fourth round given she lost four consecutive matches in the build up to the US Open. She has not dropped a set so far but that run will be brought to an abrupt end by the rampant World #1. Serena Williams should have little trouble here.
Prediction: Serena Williams in 2

Steen:
Serena has never lost to Shvedova, and she hasn’t dropped a set this tournament. I see no reason why she won’t keep marching on here.
Prediction: Serena in 2

Yesh:
Fellow editor Niall Clarke explained why peak Shvedova can challenge Serena. I don’t know if he is right, but Serena has looked vulnerable at times. No one has been able to take advantage of that. Can Shvedova do that? I’ll give it a solid maybe.
Prediction: Serena Williams in 3

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