Alize Cornet vs. Fiona Ferro
|Date & Time||Sunday July 21, 2019, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
Tennis Club Stade Lausanne
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Alize Cornet and Fiona Ferro meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Ladies Open Lausanne.
Alize Cornet is coming off a straight sets win over Tamara Korpatsch that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Cornet won 59 percent of her first serve points and 42 percent of her second serve points. Cornet won 53 percent of her total service points and converted on seven of her 13 break points. Cornet got 63 percent of her first serves in play, saved six of her 10 break points and hit two aces. Cornet can still be better with her serve, but her return has been on point this entire tournament. Nine of Cornet’s last 10 victories have been decided in straight sets. Cornet hopes to win her first title since last years Swiss Open and the seventh title of her career. Cornet has split her last six final appearances and has won four of her seven final appearances on clay overall. Cornet has won five of her last seven matches on clay court.
Fiona Ferro is coming off a straight sets win over Bernarda Pera that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Ferro won 72 percent of her first serve points and 64 percent of her second serve points. Ferro won 69 percent of her total service points and converted on three of her 15 break points. Ferro got 62 percent of her first serves in play, saved both of her break points and hit three aces. Ferro has won each of her last six sets and has been broken just once in her last two matches. At 22 years old, this is the biggest match Ferro has ever played, so it’s going to be interesting to see how she handles the nerves. Ferro has a chance to win her first ever WTA singles title, and this is her first ever final appearance on the main tour. Ferro has won six of her last seven matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Ferro has played all up to this point and has beaten some decent competition to get here. The problem is Ferro hasn’t been on this stage before and I usually shy away from players in spots like this. I like experience in final appearances, and while Cornet can be shaky with her serve and leave the door open for opponents, she does play her best on clay and has been here many times.
I’ll side with Cornet to win her seventh career title.