The Venus Williams match is the first of the American women's matches, Wednesday at 1 pm EDT.
2019 U.S. Open
Flushing Meadows, Queens, NY
Women’s Second Round picks
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Americans playing today in round 2
Ash Barty over Lauren Davis
The problem for Lauren Davis when she plays Ash Barty is that they play the same game, it’s just that the Aussie plays it better. Davis will fight the end, but the end always comes.
Elina Svitolina over Venus Williams
Time was when Venus Williams would go on the court knowing that she was the better athlete between her and her competitor. No longer. Elina Svitolina is the better athlete, she’s younger, and she’s the better tennis player. Williams has no shot. For those Americans who think Venus will win this match, I’d simply remind you that it’s 2019.
Sofia Kenin over Laura Siegemund
Sofia Kenin has come a long way in the last year. Now as the 20th seed, she is poised and positioned to make a realistic deep run here. She should have no trouble beating the veteran German, Laura Siegemund.
Serena Williams over Caty McNally
Caty McNally, a 17-year-old American, has a realistic chance to win this match. If the old lady comes out and sprays the ball all over the court, as she is wont to do as she ages, McNally will shock the world. I’m not picking the youngster to win because, aside from that horrendous body-clinching outfit she wore in her destruction of Maria Sharapova in Round One, Serena looked better than she has all year. Although it doesn’t look like she lost any weight, she was a bit quicker off the ball, and seemed more eager than before. Still, she is beatable, and McNally has a chance, but all these young girls have to get used to the pace of Serena’s ball, and particularly her serve. Once they get their timing down, Serena today is just like any other opponent.
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