Lauren Davis vs. Angelique Kerber
|Date & Time||Thursday July 4, 2019, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
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German tennis superstar, Angelique Kerber has made it into the second round at Wimbledon. Angelique Kerber will now play against Lauren Davis from the United States.
Lauren Davis entered this tournament via the qualifiers where she was very impressive. David continued her impressive form in the opening round where she won her match in straight sets. During the victory, Lauren Davis received serve exceptionally strongly. Davis won 59% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. While the receiving was impressive, Davis struggled with her serve as she lost 38% of her service games. Davis must improve her serve if she wishes to compete with Angelique Kerber.
On the other side of the coin, Angelique Kerber enters this match in terrific form. Kerber was dismissive in her opening match as she defeated Tatjana Maria in straight sets. Kerber won 7 return games and displayed her exceptional defensive play. Kerber also had issues with her serve as she lost 4 service games but the German superstar always looked in control during the match.
Kerber has been in outstanding form prior to this tournament as she made the semifinals of the Mallorca Open and the final of the Eastbourne International. Angelique Kerber has an outstanding record at Wimbledon and she is the reigning champion. With all that taken into consideration, Kerber may be very tough to beat.
Angelique Kerber and Lauren Davis have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2011 at the US Open where Kerber won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Angelique Kerber to get the victory. Davis has played well but she lacks the experience and skills that are available to Angelique Kerber. Kerber is the reigning champion and she has been in outstanding form since the end of the French Open. Kerber is a contender for the Wimbledon title and I see her being too strong for Lauren Davis in this match.