Anna Karolína Schmiedlová vs Amanda Anisimova
|Date & Time||Friday September 14, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
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Anna Karolína Schmiedlová from Slovakia will take on Amanda Anisimova from the United States in the quarterfinals of the WTA Japan Open.
Anna Karolína Schmiedlová enters this match having won a hard-fought second round match which lasted all 3 sets. Anna Karolína Schmiedlová lost the first set but fought back strongly to win the second and third set. While the fighting spirit was commendable, Anna Karolína Schmiedlová had big issues with her serving as she allowed her opponent to break serve 5 times. While Anna Karolína Schmiedlová managed to overcome the serving issue in the second round since her opponent was just as poor at serving, she will need to improve or her weakness will be exploited by stronger players.
On the other side of the court, Amanda Anisimova had a very dominant second-round match. Amanda Anisimova won in straight sets and only conceded 2 games in the entire match. In that victory, Amanda Anisimova’s receiving of service was the most impressive part as she managed to break her opponents serve 6 times in only 2 sets. Amanda Anisimova performed similarly in the opening round of this tournament as she also broke serve 6 times against Jana Fett. Considering Amanda Anisimova’s opponent in this fixture is struggling with her serving, the American will have a huge chance to exploit a weakness.
This will be the first time these two players will play against each other.
All in all, I think this should be an easy match to predict with my prediction being a victory for Amanda Anisimova. Amanda Anisimova has been playing very well and breaking her opponents serve very easily. Schmiedlova, on the other hand, has really struggled to serve well. This spells trouble for the Slovakian and I am seeing Amanda Anisimova winning this match with ease.