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Thursday, August 29, 2019

US Open 2019 Second Round Picks, Top Half

US Open 2019 First Round Picks, RESULTS

Top Half: 22 Wins; 9 Losses; one match picked was cancelled and replaced with a different player.

Bottom Half: 25 Wins; 7 Losses

[Gauff C.] (WC) vs.  Babos T. -- Coco can't look past Babos with thoughts of facing Osaka.

[Osaka N.] (1) vs. Linette M. -- Osaka has not had easy matches but early round exits have not been an issue.

[Kontaveit A.] (21) vs. Tomljanovic A. -- Great matchup. Similar skill-sets. Slight nod to Kontaveit.

Cornet A. vs. [Bencic B.] (13) -- Clash of styles makes this a toss-up, with slight nod to Bencic due to power.

[Sabalenka A.] (9) vs. Putintseva Y. -- Great matchup. So close to taking the upset on this one but Sabalenka has too much on the line and too much to prove.

Kanepi K. vs. [Vekic D.] (23) -- Vekic is a "pro" and not likely to fall victim to an upset.

[Goerges J.] (26) vs. Di Lorenzo F. -- Goerges has not played much tennis since Wimbledon and recent results have been mixed. Still it's a tall order to call an upset.

Pavlyuchenkova A. vs. [Bertens K.] (7) -- Excellent matchup. Go with Bertens because she's always solid.

[Halep S.] (4) vs. Townsend T. (Q) -- Halep gives opponents no margin for error, while Townsend needs a lot of it.

[Cirstea S.] vs. Bolsova Zadoinov A. -- True toss-up. Go with Cirstea because of the surface.

[Wozniacki C.] (19) vs. Collins D. R. -- This is going to be a battle and a clash of styles. Give experience nod to Wozniacki.

Flipkens K. (LL)  vs. [Andreescu B. V. ] (15) -- Rising star not likely to have a letdown.

Kalinskaya A. (Q) vs. [Ahn K.] (WC) -- Both players pulled off upsets to reach this point. Kalniskaya has the better game but Ahn has the home crowd.

[Ostapenko J.] vs, Riske A. -- Great matchup. Ostapenko is unpredictable while Riske is on an upswing. Going with the bigger game.

[Mertens E.] (25) vs. Pliskova Kr. -- Mertens is another "pro" who is not likely to be victim to an upset.

Petkovic A. vs. [Kvitova P.] (6) -- Great matchup. Petkovic leads 3-2 and could sneak one by Kvitova.

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