Marketa Vondrousova vs. Ashleigh Barty
|Date & Time||Saturday June 8, 2019, 9:00 AM (EDT)|
A. Barty -175 / M. Vondrousova +155
Czech tennis player, Marketa Vondrousova has made it into the final of the 2019 WTA French Open. Marketa Vondrousova will compete against Ashleigh Barty from Australia for the 2019 French Open title.
Marketa Vondrousova enters this match having defeated Johanna Konta in straight sets in the previous round. During the win, Vondrousova received serve well as she won 44% of her receiving points. Marketa Vondrousova won 4 return games and 72% of her service games to secure the overall victory. It has been a very strong season for Marketa Vondrousova as she has made 2 WTA finals prior to this tournament. At the age of only 19, Marketa Vondrousova has shown great maturity and composure throughout this tournament and it will be important that she continues in such a manner in this final.
In comparison, Ashleigh Barty has been on the WTA tour for a longer period of time and she has played big matches in the past as she won the US Open doubles event in 2018. Over the past 18 months, Ashleigh Barty has developed into a top singles player and that has been evident through her accomplishments. Her accomplishments include winning the Nottingham Open, WTA Elite Trophy and Miami Masters. It was a tough semifinal match for Ashleigh Barty as she had to fight for 3 sets. Barty lost the opening set via a tiebreaker but managed to outclass her opponent in the final 2 sets. Ashleigh Barty received serve exceptionally well during the semifinal win. Barty won over 50% of her receiving points and broke her opponent’s serve on 8 occasions. This is Ashleigh Barty’s first singles Grand Slam final but considering her recent form, the Australian will be confident in her ability to win the title.
Ashleigh Barty and Marketa Vondrousova have played each other twice in the past. Barty is 2-0 against Vondrousova. The most recent match between these two players was 2018 at the Cincinnati Masters where Barty won in straight sets. Marketa Vondrousova is yet to win a set against Ashleigh Barty.
Marketa Vondrousova has greatly exceeded all expectations and she will be hoping to win her first major title. Marketa Vondrousova has shown great skill and has already defeated big players such as Anastasija Sevastova. That being said, I am going to pick Ashleigh Barty to win this match. Barty has much greater experience and the Australian has played in big finals in the past. Barty has played the final of doubles tournaments at Grand Slams and she has also won big tournaments such as the Miami Masters. Barty has greater exposure to the big stage and I see that making the difference in this match.