The seeds in the women’s draw are fairing slightly better so far this year than the men’s are. Only five have been eliminated at the time of writing but that could easily change after Thursday’s action. Several of the top seeds face tough opposition in their next matches. That includes the likes of Karolina Pliskova and Iga Swiatek. How do you decide which one is most worth watching? Well, we’ll try and give you a clue as to where to glue your eyes with our 2021 US Open day 4 women’s match of the day.
Day 4 Women’s Match Of The Day – Bianca Andreescu vs Lauren Davis
On Tuesday, Bianca Andreescu extended her perfect run in the main draw of the US Open to 8-0. The Canadian won the trophy in 2019 in her main draw debut at Flushing Meadows. She missed last year’s event due to injury and so is technically yet to lose her title. She got her 2021 campaign underway with a gritty win over the in-form and tricky Viktorija Golubic. The win wasn’t pretty, but there were enough moments there to suggest she hasn’t lost that Grand Slam winner level despite a year away from the game.
In 2019 Andreescu’s record on hard courts was 45/7. Her record against top ten players that same year was 8-2. She was as close to unbeatable as it gets that year and looked set to dominate women’s tennis from then on. However, injuries meant her 2020 campaign was over before it started. Since then she has struggled to get matches under her belt and only shown her best in flashes. That being said, the draw seems to have broken kindly for her in New York. Lauren Davis is a very beatable opponent who isn’t in great form. The question is, can Andreescu keep the wins coming and build up enough momentum and match fitness to be a contender here once more?
Andreescu Must Avoid Three Set Matches to Have a Shot at Reclaiming Title
If the Canadian Phenom is to go deep in this tournament she needs to avoid marathon matches in early rounds. That goes without saying for any title hopeful, but is particularly relevant to her given her injury history and lack of matches this year. A straight sets win her would swing a lot of votes her way as far as contenders for the women’s title is concerned. Andreescu at her best is one of a select few players who can beat the likes of Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova at their best. Fans around the world want to see her back at her best and this may well be their first chance in a while to get a glimpse of exactly that. Andreescu was must see in 2019, don’t miss a chance to see her return to that level in 2021.
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