“What a pity! The sinner played a great match with match points in the fourth set, but it was Alcaraz who reached the semi-finals of the Grand Slam”

At Flushing Meadows, it’s time for the women’s semi-final, which will see Caroline Garcia and Ons Jabeur compete first, followed by a match between Aryna Sabalenka and Ega Swiatek. The number one candidate at the moment to lift the trophy remains the Pole at 2.40 over Betclic, with Garcia trailing directly at 2.75, then Sabalenka (5) and Jabeur (6).

A very interesting challenge between Caroline Garcia and Ons Jabeur, respectively at 40 and 43 victories this season, to witness how they were among the top two of this 2022. The Tunisian most regular, and the first featured on clay (title in Madrid and finals in Rome and Charleston) , then climbed into the chair on the grass, with the Berlin Cup and Wimbledon Final; The Transalpine was born suddenly from July onwards, winning the championship on the Bad Hounburg lawns, then iterating on the red in Warsaw until the Cincinnati masterpiece, where it was victorious starting with the playoffs.

Two precedents, both at the Grand Slam level, with two statements for the 28-year-old Moroccan: the first was three years ago, directly at the US Open, by winning two sets, while the other returns to the second round. In Melbourne two years ago. Back to third place.

Another strong performance of Caroline against Coco Gauff, in which the French national team was very confident above all in the service and achieved 13 successes in a row; No set has yet been lost in the tournament by Garcia, who reached his first ever major semi-final and lost in the last 20 matches played only by his compatriot Alize Cornet in Toronto.

Success in two sets in the quarter-finals also for Jaber, good at recovering for Ajla Tomljanovic in the second set, when she found herself dropping 3 to 5, then concluded the match at the end of the first half; She lost only one set during her run, the first in the third round against Shelby Rogers, an opponent who had managed to put her through the toughest difficulty thus far. I am now looking for a second Grand Slam final in a row after losing in tournaments.

For Bet365, the transalpine starts forward, given at 1.61, while the Jabeur clearance is 2.30; 2-0 to Garcia at 2.50, while he will pay 2.37 for the match that will be decided in the third set.

Two-set victories for Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka in the quarter each, but with different impressions: we saw a slightly weak version of the top seed in the tournament, but it was enough to get better than the absolutely stinky Jessica Pegula, the Belarusian looked very strong, especially in the joke (her last Achilles heel), against Karolina Pliskova who entered the match very late in the second set, having practically given up on the first. Four precedents, with Sabalenka returning to the WTA Finals in Guadalajara last November, then three easy wins for Swatic in Doha, Stuttgart and Rome between February and May this year.

First time in a semi-final at Flushing Meadows for Iga: Not since 2016 at the US Open, so full of surprises in recent editions, has the world’s number one tennis player reached this point of the tournament. A season that already saw her win six titles (Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Roma and Roland Garros), but with a slight dip, perhaps physiological, in the second part.

Sabalenka echoes last year’s semi-final, when he split at his best against Leila Fernandez; The Minsk hometown is now aiming for a first Slam final of its career (having also lost another semi-final played, again last year, at Wimbledon by Pliskova), which may surprisingly come after the somewhat stingy 2022 of Satisfaction, with only finals arrived in Stuttgart and ‘s-Hertogenbosh. Odds giving Swiatek ahead at 1.48 for Better, with Aryna at 2.65; 2 to 0 sharp of the Polish is 2.10, which is the same result but in favor of the Belarusian pays 4.20.