Daria Kasatkina vs. Angelique Kerber
|Date & Time||Monday August 5, 2019, 8:30 PM (EDT)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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German tennis superstar, Angelique Kerber is set to play at the 2019 WTA Rogers Cup in Toronto. Kerber will begin her tournament against Daria Kasatkina from Russia.
Daria Kasatkina enters this match following a modest campaign at the Silicon Valley Open where she was eliminated by Elina Svitolina in the second round. It has been a tough few months for Kasatkina as the Russian player has only won 1 match since the start of the French Open.
The Rogers Cup has been a good tournament for Daria Kasatkina as she made the quarterfinals of this event in 2016. Kasatkina was eliminated in the second round of the Rogers Cup last season. This is expected to be a tough match for Daria Kasatkina as she is playing an elite opponent in Angelique Kerber.
On the other side of the coin, Angelique Kerber enters this tournament following a poor campaign at Wimbledon where she was eliminated in the second round. Despite the result at Wimbledon, Kerber has been in good form over the past few months. Angelique Kerber made the final of the Eastbourne International and the semifinal of the Mallorca Open prior to the start of Wimbledon. Kerber looks in good form as she enters this tournament.
Angelique Kerber’s best result at the Rogers Cup came in 2016 when she made the semifinals. Kerber made the second round of this tournament in 2018.
Daria Kasatkina and Angelique Kerber have played each other 6 times in the past. The record currently stands at 3 head-to-head wins for both Daria Kasatkina and Angelique Kerber. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Eastbourne International where Angelique Kerber won in straight sets.
Daria Kasatkina has looked in poor form and I see her struggling as she plays against an elite opponent. Kerber has played solid tennis and the German superstar seems to be playing with some confidence. Angelique Kerber is the stronger player and I see her winning this match.