CoCo Vandeweghe vs. Kirsten Flipkens, US Open R1 Prediction

??? US OPEN: R1 Prediction
?? (24) CoCo Vandeweghe vs. ?? Kirsten Flipkens

I’m going to go for the upset here. Flipkens is seemingly in greater shape heading into this match and should be a troublesome opponent for an out of form Vandeweghe. The pressure is all on Vandeweghe here given she is defending semi-finalist points, not a great position to be in given she has not won in match for about 3 months. Vandeweghe is totally deprived of confidence right now, this is bad news given she really thrives on confidence and momentum. Flipkens is an awkward opponent for an out of form opponent because of her versatile game that will cause frustration for the American. Everything is in place for an upset.

Prediction: Kirsten Flipkens to defeat CoCo Vandeweghe in 3 sets