New world number one Angelique Kerber meets Karolina Pliskova in the women's final after beating Caroline Wozniacki to land our each-way outright bet at the start of the fortnight. Pliskova stunned Serena Williams in the semi-finals, and she thrashed Kerber in Cincinnati last month to take her first Premier level title.
The head-to-head is tight and Pliskova's strengths are obvious. She hits the ball hard - very hard - with seemingly little effort and her serve is up there with the very best. When she's on her game, she's a formidable opponent. But her weakness is her movement and it's why I think she will lose her first Grand Slam final.
As well as fine ball-striking, Kerber has great athleticism. She can make Pliskova move all around the court and force her to hit one more shot than she wants to which leads to errors. In Cincinnati, the German - runner-up at Wimbledon and in Rio - was clearly tired after a busy schedule but the way she dismissed Wozniacki shows she is back to her best here.
Pliskova can take a set but I expect Kerber to clinch her second Slam. At the prices, Kerber to win 2-1