Patricia Maria Tig vs. Anastasia Potapova
|Date & Time||Friday July 26, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
National Tennis Centre Lielupe
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Russian tennis superstar, Anastasia Potapova has made it into the quarterfinals at the 2019 WTA Baltic Open in Latvia. At this stage of the tournament, Potapova is set to play against Patricia Maria Tig from Romania.
Patricia Maria Tig enters this match having won her previous outing in straight sets. During the victory, Tig impressed with her receiving as she won 46% of her return points. Patricia Maria Tig won 5 return games and 70% of her service games to secure a comfortable win.
It has been an extremely impressive few weeks for Patricia Maria Tig as she made the final of the Bucharest Open prior to arriving at this tournament. At the Bucharest Open, Tig defeated elite players like Sevastova. Considering her recent form, Patricia Maria Tig will be confident in her ability to win this match.
On the other side of the coin, Anastasia Potapova won her previous match in 3 sets. Potapova lost the middle set but was won the opening and final sets. During the victory, Anastasia Potapova received serve in a dominant manner. Potapova won 57% of her receiving points which resulted in her breaking her opponent’s serve on 8 occasions. While the receiving was impressive, Anastasia Potapova had issues with her serve as she lost 38% of her service games.
Anastasia Potapova and Patricia Maria Tig have played each other once in the past. The match was in 2017 at Wimbledon where Anastasia Potapova won in straight sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Patricia Maria Tig to win this match. Anastasia Potapova is a very talented player but she has not been in the best of form. Potapova has had issues with her serve and I see that being a major problem in this match. Patricia Maria Tig is in supreme form and I see her being good enough to win this match and secure a spot in the semifinals.