Amanda Anisimova vs. Madison Brengle
|Date & Time||Thursday August 1, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
San José State University Tennis Center
San Jose, California
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Amanda Anisimova and Madison Brengle meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Silicon Valley Classic.
Amanda Anisimova will play her first match since the second round of the Wimbledon, a match she lost after hitting 29 unforced errors and being broken three times. Anisimova has still won eight of her last 11 matches overall and is enjoying the best year of her career at just 17 years old. It also has to feel good to be back on American soil, as her recent success and much higher profile should earn her more support from the crowd. This is a tournament where Anisimova should like her chances to make a deep run. Anisimova hasn’t lost an opening match of a tournament since Charleston back in April. Anisimova has split her last four matches on hard court.
Madison Brengle is coming off a straight sets win over Andrea Petkovic that took 15 games to decide. In the victory, Brengle won 81 percent of her first serve points and 56 percent of her second serve points. Brengle won 74 percent of her total service points and converted on six of her 11 break points. Brengle got 74 percent of her first serves in play and faced just one break point in a win that took a little over an hour. Brengle has a chance here if she continues to get her first serve in at a high percentage. Brengle looks to win back-to-back matches on the main tour for the first time since Nurnberg back in May. Brengle has won seven of her last eight matches on hard court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Brengle has almost no success on the main tour to speak of over the last year, so while she looked good in her last match, it’s tough to have confidence in her pas that. Anisimova has played well for the most part these last couple of months and is well rested, which should only be to her advantage. There’s also going to be a bigger crowd presence for Anisimova with her starting to become more of a household name, so I expect her to use that to her advantage as well.
Anisimova should make the quarterfinals in San Jose.