Veronika Kudermetova vs. Belinda Bencic
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 3:00 AM (Optics Valley Int'l Tennis Center)
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In the second round of the 2019 WTA Wuhan Open, Belinda Bencic will play against Veronika Kudermetova from Russia.
Veronika Kudermetova enters this match having defeated Ekaterina Alexandrova in 3 sets in the previous round. It was a strong performance by Kudermetova as she lost the opening set but fought back extremely strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. The win was largely due to the strong receiving from Veronika Kudermetova as she won 46% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. The serving was not as strong as Veronika Kudermetova lost 4 service games. This is expected to be a much tougher match for Veronika Kudermetova as she is playing against the number 7 seed.
Looking at Belinda Bencic, the Swiss superstar has been in outstanding form over the past few months. Bencic last played at the US Open where she made the semifinals. Bencic was eventually defeated by Bianca Andreescu but she will still be very happy with her tournament. During her US Open campaign, Belinda Bencic defeated the likes of Donna Vekic and Naomi Osaka. Bencic hugely confident following her performance at Flushing Meadows and that should make her tough to beat in this tournament.
Veronika Kudermetova and Belinda Bencic have played each other 3 times in the past. Veronika Kudermetova has won twice while Belinda Bencic has won on one occasion. Belinda Bencic won the most recent head-to-head match which was earlier in the season at the Eastbourne International.
Veronika Kudermetova played well in the previous round but I see her losing this match. Belinda Bencic has been playing her best tennis over the past few months and she has the defensive and offensive strength to beat most players on the tour. Belinda Bencic is the stronger player and I see her being too strong for Veronika Kudermetova in this match.