Paula Badosa vs. Caroline Garcia
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 19, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
Santa Ponsa Tennis Academy
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French tennis player, Caroline Garcia has made it through to the second round of the 2019 WTA Mallorca Open. Caroline Garcia will now compete against Paula Badosa from Spain for a spot in the quarterfinals.
Caroline Garcia looked very impressive in the previous round as she defeated Victoria Azarenka in 3 sets. Garcia had a poor start to the match as she lost the opening set 6-1 but the French player took control early in the second set to secure the victory. During the win, Caroline Garcia received serve exceptionally well. Garcia won 42% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. Garcia won the important games in the match and that ensured her victory.
Caroline Garcia started her grass court season in emphatic form as she won the Nottingham Open. Garcia was outstanding throughout the tournament as she defeated Donna Vekic in the final. Caroline Garcia has a very strong record at the Mallorca Open as she on the inaugural tournament in 2016. Considering Garcia’s current form and her record in Mallorca, the French superstar will be tough to beat.
On the other side of the coin, Paula Badosa defeated Alison Riske is 3 sets in the previous round. It was a determined performance by Badosa as she overcame multiple match points to win the contest. During the win, Paula Badosa won 9 return games which were vital for her success. The serving was an area of concern for Badosa as she lost 7 service games. Paula Badosa has been in decent touch although this is expected to be a very tough match as she is playing against the number 6 seed.
This will be the first time that Caroline Garcia and Paula Badosa will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Caroline Garcia to win this match. Caroline Garcia has been in outstanding form and her record in Mallorca indicates she has the experience to succeed at this event. Garcia was outstanding in her win against Azarenka and I see her being too strong for Paula Badosa in this match.