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Angelique Kerber vs Bianca Andreescu - 3/23/2019 WTA Tour - Miami Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

A rematch of the Indian Wells final is set to take place in the third round of the WTA Miami Open as Angelique Kerber will play against Bianca Andreescu.

Bianca Andreescu enters this match is supreme form after she won the WTA Indian Wells Open last week. Andreescu continued her supreme form at this event as she won her opening matches with ease. In her previous match, Bianca Andreescu beat Sofia Kenin in straight sets. During the win, Bianca Andreescu won 55% of her receiving points which resulted in her breaking Sofia Kenin’s serve of 6 occasions. Andreescu is looking very confident after her recent result which will make her very tough to beat.

On the other side of the coin, Angelique Kerber won her previous match in 3 sets. Kerber lost the opening set but fought back well to win the final 2 sets and the match. In the win, Kerber won 71% of her service games and broke her opponents serve on 5 occasions to set up a relatively comfortable win. Kerber has looked in good form and she had a very strong Indian Wells Open where she beat the likes of Venus Williams to finish second. Kerber has made the quarterfinals of the Miami Open for last 3 seasons so she should be comfortable about playing at this venue.

Bianca Andreescu and Angelique Kerber have only played each other once in the past which was at the final of the Indian Wells Open last weekend. Bianca Andreescu won that match in 3 sets.

Looking at this fixture, I am going to pick Angelique Kerber to get her revenge. Kerber is a much more accomplished player and while she was beaten in the previous meeting, I don’t see Bianca Andreescu going 2-0. Kerber has looked in very good form and I see her causing problems for Bianca Andreescu who doesn’t have the strongest serve.

Pick:
Angelique Kerber

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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