Anastasija Sevastova vs. Katarzyna Kawa
|Date & Time||Sunday July 28, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
National Tennis Centre Lielupe
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Anastasija Sevastova and Katarzyna Kawa meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Baltic Open.
Anastasija Sevastova is coming off a straight sets win over Anastasia Potapova that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Sevastova won 75 percent of her first serve points and 54 percent of her second serve points. Sevastova won 65 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 11 break points. Sevastova got 54 percent of her first serves in play and saved one of her three break points. Sevastova has won eight of her nine sets and could still improve her serve to make these matches easier. Sevastova looks for her first title since last years Bucharest Open, and the fourth title of her career. Sevastova has lost four of her last six final appearances and is 2-1 in career final trips on clay court. Sevastova has won eight of her last 10 matches on clay court.
Katarzyna Kawa is coming off a straight sets win over Bernarda Pera that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Kawa won 59 percent of her first serve points and 53 percent of her second serve points. Kawa won 57 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her seven break points. Kawa got 72 percent of her first serves in play and saved one of her three break points. Kawa has won each of her last eight sets and has lost combined 12 games in her last three matches. Kawa looks to win her first career WTA singles title in her first ever final appearance. Kawa has won nine of her last 10 matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Kawa has had enough recent success on clay court and played well enough in this tournament to where she has a shot of pulling off the upset. However, experience matters in final appearances and that’s where Sevastova has the clear edge. Sevastova is also a top-15 player in the world with not a lot of titles to show for it. This is a big moment for the 29-year-old to start adding to that resume.
I like Sevastova to win her fourth career title.