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Madison Keys vs Sloane Stephens, U.S Open Final Preview + Prediction

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• Final Preview + Prediction
πŸ† (15) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Madison Keys vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens

The new generation is here! Two African American women are into the final of the U.S Open, neither of them named Williams. Madison Keys and Sloane Stephens will square off for the final Grand Slam title of 2017 at Flushing Meadows, a maiden Grand Slam title is up for grabs, it will be a life changing moment for the winner. No one could have predicted this final at the start of the tournament, Keys and Stephens both brought good form into New York but both have only just recently returned to competitive actions after frustrating injury setbacks.

After all the setbacks, both will leave everything out on the court on Saturday in what should be a highly competitive final. This match-up will features an interesting contrast in styles, the extreme power of Keys up against the incredible athleticism of Stephens. it was Sloane Stephens won the only previous match between the pair in straight sets in Miami of 2015. Who will step up and rise to the occasion?

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Venus Williams vs Sloane Stephens, U.S Open SF Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• Semi-Final Preview + Prediction:
SF #1: (9) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Venus Williams vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens

Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens will go head-to-head for a spot in U.S Open final when they do battle on Friday at Flushing Meadows. This will be a battle of the generations, the evergreen, 37-year-old Venus Williams up against the rising, 24-year-old Sloane Stephens. Venus and Sloane both confirmed their spot in the semi-finals with epic victories on Tuesday, both emerged victories in dramatic final set tiebreaks. Venus will be aiming to reach her third Grand Slam final of 2017 and hopefully go on to win her first major since 2008. Conversely, Sloane Stephens will be aiming to reach her first Grand Slam final and potentially a first major title. This looms as a fairly even match-up, another classic match could be on the cards on Arthur Ashe Stadium.

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Anastasija Sevastova vs Sloane Stephens, U.S Open QF Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• QF Preview + Prediction:
(16) πŸ‡±πŸ‡» Anastasija Sevastova vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens

A huge opportunity presents itself for Anastasija Sevastova and Sloane Stephens on Tuesday when they do battle for a place at the semi-final stage at Flushing Meadows. Both would be unexpected semi-finalists. This will be the first ever meeting between Sevastova and Stephens, both head into this match in great form having knocked out top players on route to this stage of the event. Sevastova is fresh off eliminating Maria Sharapova in what was one of the biggest wins of her career, whilst Sloane Stephens has already beaten four quality opponents in New York. It will be interesting to see who steps up and takes this big opportunity, nerves will undoubtedly be a big factor.

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Dominika Cibulkova vs Sloane Stephens, U.S Open R2 Preview

US Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽπŸ—½πŸš• R2 Preview + Prediction
(11) πŸ‡ΈπŸ‡° Dominika Cibulkova vs πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens

One of the most exciting second round clashes in New York on Wednesday will see the 11th seeded Dominika Cibulkova take on in-form American Sloane Stephens. Cibulkova and Stephens both arrived in New York in great form, Stephens made the semi-finals in Montreal in Cincinnati whilst Cibulkova made the final in New Haven last week. Stephens holds a 2-1 head-to-head record over Cibulkova, their most recent match was an epic in the Acapulco final last year which Stephens won in three gruelingΒ sets. This should be another exciting clash between Cibulkova and Stephens, two evenly matched opponents.

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Simona Halep vs Sloane Stephens, Cincinnati SF Preview

Western & Southern Open, πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŒ‰ Cincinnati SF Preview + Prediction
SF #2: (2) πŸ‡·πŸ‡΄ Simona Halep vs (wc) πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Sloane Stephens

Simona Halep and Sloane Stephens will contest Saturday’s second semi-final at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati. Halep’s quest to finally claim the world number 1 ranking is still alive in Cincinnati, if the Romanian wins the title she will overtake Karolina Pliskova and become the new world number 1. Halep will be a strong favourite heading into this semi-final clash given she has won the last three matches against Stephens, most recently a few weeks ago in Washington D.C where Halep won in straight sets. However, Sloane Stephens is in impeccable form and will enter this match with nothing to lose, making her a dangerous opponent.

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