US Open: Day 12 bets
Our Andy Schooler and Sky Sports' tennis pundit Barry Cowan are providing tips for the US Open every day.
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At Wimbledon, Andy had eight winners from 13 bets at a level-stake profit of more than 23 units, while Barry has landed landed profits at five of the last seven Grand Slam tournaments.
Here are their thoughts ahead of the 12th day's play at Flushing Meadows:
Andy Schooler, sportinglife.com
Caroline Wozniacki and Serena Williams both to win 2-0 at 1.59/1 (Boylesports, betway, bwin)
Women's semi-finals day has so often proved to be an anti-climactic affair at the Grand Slams and the US Open last-four matches look set up to produce a familiar result. Each clash pits experience against major semi-final debutant, while the two players who have played and won such matches in the past are also both pretty heavy favourites. In the first, Wozniacki holds a strong record against Peng Shuai and has already beaten Maria Sharapova and Sara Errani, dismantling the latter in the previous round with some aggressive tennis. Makarova - who landed a 14/1 touch for our pre-tournament preview by simply reaching this stage - could pose some problems for Serena, who has barely been tested so far. But the American is so strong once we get to the business end of majors. She has lost only three of her 24 previous semi-finals and I can't see her letting up with another title firmly in her sights now. The straight-sets double pays almost 8/5 and that's a route I'm prepared to take.
Barry Cowan, Sky Sports
Wozniacki to win 2-1 and Williams to win 2-0 at 9/2
- All Barry's selections are with Sky Bet, who are donating all winnings to the 'Rally For Bally' fund, set up in memory of former British number one Elena Baltacha, who died from liver cancer earlier this year. The money raised by the fund is being split between the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and the Elena Baltacha Academy of Tennis.