Kristina Mladenovic vs. Caroline Garcia
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 11, 2019, 4:30 AM (EDT)|
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Caroline Garcia has made it into the second round of the 2019 WTA Zhengzhou Open in China. At this stage of the tournament, Garcia is set to play against X from Y.
Caroline Garcia enters this match having won her previous fixture in 3 sets. It was a close match but Garcia won the vital points to secure the result. During the victory, Caroline Garcia impressed with her serving as she won 64% of her service points which allowed her to win over 80% of her service games. The receiving was also solid from Caroline Garcia as she broke her opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. It has been a tough few months for Caroline Garcia as she has only won 3 matches since Wimbledon. Considering her recent form, this match may be tough for Caroline Garcia.
On the other side of the coin, Kristina Mladenovic has been in decent touch as she beat Angelique Kerber at the US Open and also recently made the quarterfinals of the Citi Open. Mladenovic enters this match having won her previous outing in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Kristina Mladenovic as she won 100% of her service games and 3 return games. The serving was especially impressive as she won 77% of her service points. Kristina Mladenovic has looked in decent touch and she should be confident as she enters this match.
Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia have played each other twice in the past with both players winning on one occasion. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at WTA Rome where Kristina Mladenovic won in straight sets.
Taking everything into notice, I see Kristina Mladenovic winning this match. In recent times, Kristina Mladenovic has been a much stronger player and she will be confident about her chances having beaten Garcia earlier in the season. Kristina Mladenovic looks in better touch and I see her being too good for an out-of-form Caroline Garcia.