??? US OPEN: R1 Prediction
?? (2) Caroline Wozniacki vs. ?? Samantha Stosur
This is a tough match to call. Both have been well below their usual standards of late but both have great memories in New York. Wozniacki is a two-time former finalist whilst Stosur is a former champion. Wozniacki generally has a far more impressive record than Stosur on hard courts over the last couple of seasons but Stosur is a tricky opponent for Wozniacki and has a winning record over the Dane on hard courts. If Stosur can execute her game she can make this very competitive but it is hard to have much trust in Stosur these days. I’ll give Wozniacki the benefit of the doubt here as Stosur needs to play at a very high level to hit through Wozniacki, that seems more unlikely than likely given her recent form.