Ashleigh Barty vs. Alison Van Uytvanck
|Date & Time||Thursday July 4, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
London, United Kingdom
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Ashleigh Barty and Alison Van Uytvanck meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Ashleigh Barty is coming off a straight sets win over Saisai Zheng that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Barty won 86 percent of her first serve points and 57 percent of her second serve points. Barty won 73 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her seven break points. Barty got 56 percent of her first serves in play and saved two of her three break points. Barty has now won 13 straight matches and each of her last 16 sets. Barty is a young player who has quickly come into her own and it’s why she’s favored to win this tournament. Barty hopes to make the third round of a grand slam for the fifth straight time. Barty has won eight of her last nine matches on grass court.
Alison Van Uytvanck is coming off a three sets win over Svetlana Kuznetsova that took 28 games to decide. In the victory, Van Uytvanck won 62 percent of her first serve points and 49 percent of her second serve points. Van Uytvanck won 56 percent of her total service points and converted on seven of her 14 break points. Van Uytvanck got 52 percent of her first serves in play and saved 12 of her 17 break points. Van Uytvanck obviously has to be much sharper with her serve if she has any chance of winning this match. Van Uytvanck has one career win over a top-10 player, which came last year over Garbiñe Muguruza in the Wimbledon. Van Uytvanck looks to make a grand slam third round for the third time in her career. Van Uytvanck has split her last six matches on grass court.
These two played once, which was 2018 Montreal, a match Barty won in straight sets. The match took 21 games to be decided.
Barty isn’t a player you should be trying to step in front of, and Van Uytvanck doesn’t serve well enough to give the Aussie a scare. Barty should make easy work of the return and her improved serve will create some distance. This should be another routine match that Barty wins in straight sets.