Doi vs. Kerber
|Date & Time||Monday July 4, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Angelique Kerber and Misaki Doi meet in the fourth round of the 2016 Wimbledon.
Angelique Kerber is coming off a straight sets win over Carina Witthoeft that took an hour and a half. In the victory, Kerber won 31 of 49 first serve points and racked up 16 winners and 22 unforced errors. Kerber has yet to drop a set in this tournament and is winning no less than 63 percent of her first serve points. Kerber is finishing her points quickly and has played very little tennis overall to get to this point. The 28-year-old German looks comfortable out there. Kerber hopes to make the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the third time since 2013. Kerber has won 12 of her last 14 matches on grass.
Misaki Doi is coming off a straight sets win over Anna-Lena Friedsam that took an hour and a half. In the victory, Doi won 41 of 56 first serve points and racked up 22 winners and 15 unforced errors. Doi has also failed to drop a set this tournament and has produced 47 winners in her last two matches. Doi continues to have her breakout season and could become a top-30 player soon if she can make deeper runs in tournaments. Doi is in the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in her career. Doi has won five of her last six matches on grass.
These two met four times in the past and Kerber won all four meetings, two in straight sets. The most recent match was in this year's Australian Open. this will be their second match on grass.
Kerber is always a mystery given her health issues and her fatigue that sneaks up on her at times. Doi is playing some great tennis at the moment as well. However, you can’t ignore the head to head numbers and Kerber is the better player overall.
Give me Kerber in straight sets.