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Serena Williams vs. Roberta Vinci Predictions, Odds, and Tennis Betting Preview – 2015 US Open Semifinal

Serena Williams vs. Roberta Vinci Predictions, Odds, and Tennis Betting Preview – 2015 US Open Semifinal

Defending champion Serena Williams stormed into the semifinals of the 2015 US Open with a tough three-set win over sister Venus Williams. She will look to extend her winning streak in Grand Slam tournaments to 34 matches when she squares off with Roberta Vinci in what is surely a mouth-watering clash.

Read on below for an in-depth breakdown of this blockbuster matchup and while you’re at it, you can check out our preview of the other women’s semifinal between Flavia Pennetta and Simona Halep.

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Serena Williams vs. Roberta Vinci Betting Preview

Where: Arthur Ashe Stadium, Flushing Meadows, New York

When: Thursday, September 10, 7:00 PM ET

Line: Serena Williams (-2,000) vs. Roberta Vinci (+1,000) – view all US Open Women’s Singles lines

Betting on Serena Williams

Serena Williams’ quest for a historic calendar-year Grand Slam is still very much alive after a nerve-wracking 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 win over Venus Williams in the quarterfinals of the US Open on Tuesday. With the victory, the world no. 1 booked a place in the US Open semifinals for the 10th time in her career.

[sc:Other240banner ]Playing on Arthur Ashe Stadium, Serena displayed the aggressiveness that made her the best player in the women’s game today. She outhit Venus in the winners department, 35-24. In this tournament thus far, Serena is averaging a whopping 28.3 winners per match. She also has also recorded 38 aces in this year’s US Open – good for second in the free-points table.

Waiting in the next round for Williams is Roberta Vinci. The 33-year-old has fared extremely well in her past meetings with Vinci, winning all of their four previous matches. In their last meeting in Toronto a month ago, Williams breezed past the Italian in the quarterfinals in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3.

For Williams to extend her dominance against Vinci, she needs to improve on her play on the receiving end. She only won 36 percent of her receiving points against Venus with Serena converting three of her six break point opportunities in the quarterfinals.

Williams is 10-0 in her last 10 matches.

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Betting on Roberta Vinci

Roberta Vinci

Roberta Vinci barged into the semifinals of the 2015 US Open with a 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 win over Kristina Mladenovic. It was a fantastic performance from Vinci, who needed two hours and 32 minutes to record the three-set victory. With the win, Vinci advanced to a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time in her career.

Things are bound to get tougher, for Vinci, though, as standing in her way in the next round is the red-hot Serena Williams. Vinci is 0-4 lifetime against Williams. In those four meetings, the Italian didn’t win a single set.

For Vinci to record the massive upset this time around, she needs to continue her excellent return play and put pressure on Williams’ serve. Vinci won 41 percent of her receiving points against Mladenovic with the 32-year-old converting four of her 15 break point chances. In this tournament thus far, Vinci has converted 21 of her 47 break point opportunities for an incredible 45 percent success rate.

Vinci will be licking her chops at the prospect of facing a Williams serve that looked somewhat shaky in the quarterfinals. The top seed put just 58 percent of her first serves in play in the quarterfinals.

Vinci is 9-1 in her last 10 matches.

Writer’s Prediction

Williams (-2,000) destroys Vinci in straight sets.

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