Beatriz Haddad Maia vs. Amanda Anisimova
|Date & Time||Saturday April 13, 2019, 11:00 AM (EDT)|
Centro de Alto Rendimiento
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Beatriz Haddad Maia and Amanda Anisimova meet in the semifinal of the 2019 tennis Copa Colsanitas.
Beatriz Haddad Maia is coming off a three sets win over Sara Sorribes Tormo that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Haddad Maia won 55 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Haddad Maia won 54 percent of her total service points and converted on 10 of her 14 break points. Haddad Maia dominated the match after losing a first set tiebreak and has produced a combined 13 breaks in her last five sets. Haddad Maia looks comfortable out there this tournament and has been able to win majority of the big points, which includes winning two of three tiebreaks to get to this point. Haddad Maia hasn’t won four straight matches since an ITF event back in November. Haddad has a chance to make her second career final appearance and first since the 2017 Korea Open. Maia has won five of her last eight matches on clay court.
Amanda Anisimova is coming off a three sets win over Maria Camila Osorio Serrano that took 24 games to decide. In the victory, Anisimova won 59 percent of her first serve points and 48 percent of her second serve points. Anisimova won 54 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 11 break points. Anisimova has found a way to win two three set matches this tournament and has been in control of the sets she’s won, but her inconsistent serve has led to up and down play and allowed her opponents to hang around. If Anisimova could clean up the silly mistakes, such as 24 double faults, she’d have a much easier time winning these matches. Anisimova has a chance to make her second career final appearance and first since last years Japan Women's Open. Anisimova has won three of her last four matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Anisimova and her serving issues is a concern against a player such as Haddad Maia, who has had a ton of success this tournament with her return. However, Anisimova is the better player at this stage, even if she’s just 17 years old, and she’s done a decent job of being able to control her nerves. The fact she already has a final appearance under her belt should help the young American with her nerves.
Anisimova should win this match, but it will be another long, nervous match for bettors.