Caroline Wozniacki vs. Aryna Sabalenka
|Date & Time||Saturday June 30, 2018, 11:00 PM (EDT)|
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Aryna Sabalenka and Caroline Wozniacki meet in the final of the 2018 tennis Eastbourne International.
Aryna Sabalenka is coming off a three sets win over Agnieszka Radwanska that took 25 games to decide. In the victory, Sabalenka won 56 percent of her first serve points and 31 percent of her second serve points. Sabalenka won another match despite not serving well, as she won just 48 percent of her service points and had six double faults. Sabalenka continues to thrive off her return, as she won over 50 percent of her return points in her semifinal victory and has produced a combined 18 breaks in her last three matches. Sabalenka is in her second final appearance of the year and hopes to win her first ever singles title. Sabalenka is 0-2 in previous final matches, but neither of those matches were on grass court. Sabalenka has won seven of her last nine matches on grass court.
Caroline Wozniacki is coming off a three sets win over Angelique Kerber that took 31 games to decide. In the victory, Wozniacki won 71 percent of her first serve points and 30 percent of her second serve points. Wozniacki really found another gear to win her semifinal match after being dominated in the first set. In the victory, Wozniacki won 71 percent of her total service points and came away with five huge aces. Wozniacki is easily playing her best tennis since winning her first grand slam and is building quite the momentum heading into the Wimbledon. Wozniacki hopes to win her second final of the year and her 29th of her career. Wozniacki has lost seven of her last 10 final appearances overall and is 1-1 in career final appearances on grass. Wozniacki has won 11 of her last 13 matches on grass court.
This will be the first meeting between these two players.
Sabalenka has beaten some pretty big names to get to this point, but she’s also played subpar tennis, particularly when you talk about the serve. There’s only so many matches you’re going to win when barely winning 50 percent of your total serves. Not to mention Wozniacki is a defensive master who eats weak serves in her sleep.
This should be a rather routine final for Wozniacki.