German tennis superstar, Angelique Kerber will face Camila Giorgi from Italy in the second round of the 2019 WTA Sydney International.
Camila Giorgi enters this match having won her opening round match in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by as Camila Giorgi impressed with her returning of serve. During the win, Giorgi won close to 50% of her return points which allowed to win 4 break points. In addition to her returning, Camila Giorgi also served well as she only lost 1 service game in the entire match. This is expected to be a far tougher match for Camila Giorgi and she will need to be at her best if she wishes to compete with Kerber.
This is set to be Angelique Kerber first match for the 2019 season. Kerber had a very strong 2018 season as she won Wimbledon. Angelique Kerber is one of the best defensive players in the world and the German superstar will expect that her style of play will be very effective in neutralizing her opponents serve in this match. Angelique Kerber has an exceptional record at this event and she is the reigning champion at the Sydney International. With such a strong record at this venue, Angelique Kerber will be very tough to stop at this event.
Camila Giorgi and Angelique Kerber have played 3 times in the past. As it currently stands, Angelique Kerber has a 3-0 record against Camila Giorgi. The last time these two players met was at this event in 2018 where Angelique Kerber won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Angelique Kerber to win this match. Angelique Kerber is more skilled and accomplished and has an exceptional record at this venue. Having beaten Camila Giorgi 12 months ago, I see Angelique Kerber winning again.