Latvian tennis player, Anastasija Sevastova has made it into the third round of the 2019 WTA Stuttgart Open in Germany. Sevastova will now compete against Laura Siegemund from Germany for a spot in the final 8.
Laura Siegemund won her previous match in straight sets. It was a very dominant performance by Siegemund as she only lost 4 games in the entire match. During the win, Laura Siegemund served exceptionally well as the German won 75% of her service points and 100% of her service games. In addition to that, Laura Siegemund also won 4 break points to ensure victory. This is expected to be a tougher match for the German since Sevatove is the number 7 seed for this tournament.
Looking at Anastasija Sevastova, the Latvian won her previous match in 3 sets. It was a close match where Sevastova lost the second set but did enough to win. It is important to note that Anastasija Sevastova played against former French Open champion, Jeļena Ostapenko, so the quality of opponent was high. During the win over Ostapenko, Anastasija Sevastova impressed with her receiving as she won 51% of her receiving points. Anastasija Sevastova won 7 break points to 75% of her service games during the win. Having beaten a top opponent in Ostapenko, Anastasija Sevastova will be confident in her ability to win this match.
Anastasija Sevastova and Laura Siegemund have played each other twice in the past with both players winning on one occasion. The most recent match was in 2017 at the WTA Charleston Open where Siegemund won in straight sets. Anastasija Sevastova beat Siegemund in 2016 at WTA Bucharest.
Looking at this fixture, I am going to pick Anastasija Sevastova to win. Sevastova looks in good touch and the Latvian is a much stronger player than Siegemund in 2019. Anastasija Sevastova looked good in her previous match and I see her making it into the quarterfinals.