Angelique Kerber vs. Caroline Garcia
|Date & Time||Friday June 21, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
Santa Ponsa Tennis Academy
Santa Ponsa, Mallorca
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Angelique Kerber and Caroline Garcia meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Mallorca Open.
Angelique Kerber is coming off a straight sets win over Maria Sharapova that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Kerber won 65 percent of her first serve points and 65 percent of her second serve points. Kerber won 65 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 12 break points. Kerber got 61 percent of her first serves in play and saved five of her six break points. Kerber was aggressive with her return from the start and made her opponent pay for every mistake in the match, easily one of the German’s cleaner performances these past couple of months. Kerber looks to win three straight matches for the first time since Monterrey. Kerber has won 12 of her last 13 matches on grass court.
Caroline Garcia is coming off a three sets win over Paula Badosa Gibert that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Garcia won 80 percent of her first serve points and 49 percent of her second serve points. Garcia won 67 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 13 break points. Garcia got 59 percent of her first serves in play and saved five of her six break points. Garcia has now played three sets in each of her last five matches, and she’s won all of those contests. Garcia has 16 career wins over top-10 players, but none of those wins have come since last year. Garcia hopes to win three matches for the third time in her last four tournaments. Garcia has won her last seven matches on grass court.
These two have played seven times and Kerber has won five of those matches, including the most recent match in the 2018 French Open. Garcia’s last win over Kerber came in 2017 Wuhan. This will be the first match on grass. Six of the seven matches were decided in straight sets.
These are two players who have been ridiculously good lately on grass, but it’s Kerber who has been the best on grass over these last two years, which includes wins in 12 of her last 13 tries. Garcia has also needed three sets to win her last five matches and she won’t be as fortunate against Kerber if she continues those drops in her game.
Kerber makes the semifinals and keeps her grass streak intact.