Donna Vekic vs. Aryna Sabalenka
|Date & Time||Saturday August 3, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
San José State University
San Jose, California, USA
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Croatian tennis superstar, Donna Vekic is set to play in the semifinals of the 2019 WTA Silicon Valley Classic in California. At this stage of the tournament, Donna Vekic is set to play against Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus.
Aryna Sabalenka defeated Carla Suarez Navarro in 3 sets in the previous round. Sabalenka lost the opening set but she fought back well to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the win, Aryna Sabalenka impressed with her returning as he won 49% of her receiving points which resulted in her winning 6 of her return games. While the receiving was impressive, Aryna Sabalenka struggled with her serving as he lost 5 service games. Sabalenka has not been in good form but she has found ways to win which places her in a good spot in this tournament.
On the other side of the court, Donna Vekic has been dominant in this tournament. Vekic was outstanding in the previous round as she defeated Kristie Ahn in straight sets. Vekic impressed with her receiving as she won 50% of her return points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. Vekic has played well in this tournament as she has already defeated the likes of Victoria Azarenka. Donna Vekic has been in good form as she recently made the final of the Nottingham Open. Vekic has been in outstanding form and she will be confident as she enters this match.
Donna Vekic and Aryna Sabalenka have played each other 3 times in the past. Vekic has won on all 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 where Vekic won in 3 sets.
Aryna Sabalenka has had a tough few months and I see her losing this match. Donna Vekic has been playing outstanding tennis and the Croatian looks in supreme form. Vekic has been dominant in this tournament and I see her being good enough to win this match and secure a spot in the final of the Silicon Valley Classic.