It is the battle of the mothers at the Flushing meadows in the Round of 8 as two mothers compete to claim a spot in the semifinals of the US Open. Serena Williams, 23 time Grand slam champion will be up against the unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova who to say the least has exceeded everyone’s ecxpectations at the US Open this year.
Serena Williams vs Tsvetana Pironkova: Preview
The mothers will take to court on Wednesday in an attempt to claim a spot in The US Open Semi Final. Serena Williams, the 3rd seeded American has had a good tournament so far but not without a few hiccups. It definitely has not been an easy tournament for her so far. She defeated K.Ahn and the Russian Gasaparyan in straight sets before playing tough three setters against 2017 US Open Winner, Sloane Stephens and against M.Sakkari of Greece in the 4th round.
Tsvetana Pironkova on the other hand has exceeded all expectations and certainly surprised everyone by making it into the Last 8. She defeated Garbrine Muguruza, two time GrandSlam Champion and 10th seeded at the US Open this year in two straigh sets in the 2nd round. Her first challenge came against Alize Cornet in the 4th round where she had to battle it out in 3 sets to claim a spot in the last 8.
Serena Williams vs Tsvetana Pironkova: Head to Head
Serena Williams and Tsvetana Pironkova have faced each other 3 times before with Serena winning comfortably on each occasion. Their last encounter was at Cincinnati 2015 when Serena Williams defeated Tsvetana Pironkova in two straight sets 7-5, 6-3. Pironkova will look to break her duck against Williams when the face off against each other at Flushing Meadows on Wednesday.
Serena Williams vs Tsvetana Pironkova: Prediction
Serena Williams appears to be a sure favourite to overcome Tsvetana Pironkova and win the match called the Battle of the Mothers. But however, Pironkova would be backing herself to defeat Serena with the form she has been in. Moreover, Serena Williams can be vulnerable at times which we have seen in the recent times with her last grandslam win coming at the Australian Open in 2017.
Prediction- Serena Williams to win in 3 sets.