Daria Kasatkina vs. Angelique Kerber
|Date & Time||Thursday June 28, 2018, 11:00 PM (EDT)|
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Angelique Kerber and Daria Kasatkina meet in the quarterfinals of the 2018 tennis Eastbourne International.
Angelique Kerber is coming off a straight sets win over Danielle Collins that took 14 games to decide. In the victory, Kerber won 61 percent of her first serve points and 55 percent of her second serve points. Kerber got 77 percent of her first serves in play while winning 82 percent of her return points. Just a dominant performance overall from the German and one that should make her a strong contender to win this tournament if she can stay in that form. Kerber has lost a combined eight games in her last two matches and has a chance to reach her fourth semifinal appearance of the season. Kerber has won seven of her last 10 matches on grass court.
Daria Kasatkina is coming off a straight sets win over Anastasija Sevastova that took 17 games to decide. In the victory, Kasatkina won 67 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Kasatkina managed to win 48 percent of her return points and gave herself 18 break chances. Kasatkina has seen a combined 36 break points in her first two matches, a number that’s going to lead to a lot of success for the 21-year-old. Kasatkina has a chance to make her fourth semifinal appearance of the season, and this is her first ever quarterfinal appearance on grass. Kasatkina has won six of her last nine matches on grass court.
These two have played five times and Kasatkina has won three of those matches. The most recent was in this years Indian Wells Masters, a match Kasatkina won in 14 games...
Both players are performing at a high level this tournament and the return from both ends has been strong. This is close to being a coin flip match for me. However, I give the edge to Kasatkina, as she’s been the more consistent player recently and is seeing the ball extremely well. Kerber still has those moments where she piles up too many unforced errors and throws a set away.
Kasatkina gets her fourth win over Kerber.