Lauren Davis vs. Carla Suarez Navarro
|Date & Time||Saturday July 6, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
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American tennis player, Lauren Davis has made it into the third round at Wimbledon. At this stage of the tournament, Lauren Davis will play against Carla Suarez Navarro from Spain.
Carla Suarez Navarro enters this match having beaten Pauline Parmentier in straight sets in the previous round. During the win, Navarro impressed with her serving. Navarro had a first serve percentage of 71% which helped her win 67% of her service points. Both of the sets were won via tiebreakers which shows that Carla Suarez Navarro handled the pressure situations extremely well.
Carla Suarez Navarro is a hugely experienced player although her record at Wimbledon is relatively poor. Navarro has only won 59% of her matches at Wimbledon and she has never made it past the fourth round. This is expected to be a very tough match for Navarro as she is playing against the number 5 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Lauren Davis won a massive match in the previous round as she eliminated the reigning champions, Angelique Kerber. Davis lost the opening set but fought back extremely well to get the overall victory. It was an unbelievable turnaround by Davis as she only lost 3 games in the final 2 sets. During the match, Davis impressed with her receiving as she won 55% of her return points which allowed her to break Kerber’s serve on 8 occasions.
It has been an outstanding tournament for Davis as she won her opening match in straight sets. The win over Kerber should give Lauren Davis lots of confidence for this match.
Carla Suarez Navarro and Lauren Davis have played each other 3 times in the past. Navarro has won on 2 occasions while Davis has won once. The most recent match between these two players was in 2017 at the Rome Masters where Davis won in 3 sets. Carla Suarez Navarro last defeated Lauren Davis in 2013 at the China Open.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Lauren Davis to win this match. Davis has been playing good tennis and she should be playing with great confidence following her win against Angelique Kerber. Davis won her most recent match against Navarro and I see the American defeated the Spaniard again in this fixture.