Aryna Sabalenka vs. Agnieszka Radwanska
|Date & Time||Friday June 29, 2018, 11:00 PM (EDT)|
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Agnieszka Radwanska and Aryna Sabalenka meet in the semifinals of the 2018 tennis Eastbourne International.
Agnieszka Radwanska is coming off a straight sets win over Jelena Ostapenko that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Radwanska won 70 percent of her first serve points and 38 percent of her second serve points. Radwanska wasnt great with her serve in her quarterfinal victory, but she won 57 percent of her return points and broke seven times. Radwanska Radwanska has now produced 19 breaks in her last three matches and should be extremely well rested with her match against Petra Kvitova being a walkover. hopes to make her first final appearance since the 2017 Apia International Sydney, which took place a year and a half ago. Radwanska has won seven of his last eight matches on grass court.
Aryna Sabalenka is coming off a straight sets win over Karolina Pliskova that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Sabalenka won 59 percent of her first serve points and 55 percent of her second serve points. Sabalenka was able to win a match despite nine double faults, being broken five times and winning less than 60 percent of her first serves. The difference was Sabalenka’s return, as she dominated Pliskova’s second serve and managed to break on four of her 12 break chances. Sabalenka will certainly take the victory, but she has to play much cleaner tennis if she’s going to make the final of what would be her biggest tournament yet. Sabalenka has a chance to make her third career final appearance and first since this years Ladies Open Lugano. Sabalenka has won six of her last eight matches on grass court.
There’s no previous matches between these two players.
Sabalenka is honestly lucky to be here given her recent performance, as you don’t win many matches when being broken five times and struggling mightily with the serve. Radwanska is starting to show flashes of being the Radwanska of old, and if she plays to the level she’s capable of, she curses in this match. Not to mention Radwanska is always solid defensively, so if Sabalenka is going to serve the way she just did, this match will be over quickly.
Radwanska makes her first final in a year and a half.