Caroline Wozniacki vs. Madison Keys
|Date & Time||Sunday April 7, 2019, 1:00 PM (EDT)|
Family Circle Tennis Center
Charleston, South Carolina
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Caroline Wozniacki and Madison Keys meet in the final of the 2019 tennis Charleston Open.
Caroline Wozniacki is coming off a straight sets win over Petra Martic that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Wozniacki won 75 percent of her first serve points and 63 percent of her second serve points. Wozniacki won 71 percent of her total service points and converted on three of her seven break points. Wozniacki has been more consistent with getting her first serve in play, and it’s no coincidence her results have become more consistent. Wozniacki will have to keep it up to have a shot at winning this match. Wozniacki hopes to win her first title since last years China Open and the 31st title of her career. Wozniacki has won five of her last six final appearances overall and is 4-6 in career final appearances on clay court. Wozniacki has won nine of her last 11 matches on clay court.
Madison Keys is coming off a straight sets win over Monica Puig that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Keys won 76 percent of her first serve points and 47 percent of her second serve points. Keys won 65 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 15 break points. Keys has done a much better job of controlling her unforced errors, and that’s when she’s at her best. Keys already can take the racket out of her opponents hands, when she’s not giving away free points, she’s capable of beating anybody on any given surface. Keys looks to win her first title since the 2017 Bank of the West Classic and her fourth career title. Keys is 3-4 in career final appearances overall and 0-2 in final appearance on clay court. Keys has won nine of her last 10 matches on clay court.
These two have played twice and Wozniacki won both matches in straight sets. The two matches took place in Indian Wells in 2017 and the 2016 US Open. This is obviously the first ever meeting on clay.
Wozniacki obviously owns the h2h, but she’s also a hit or miss player and she’s going to have her work cut out for her if she goes back to not getting her first serve in play. Keys is hitting the ball with great confidence and has really limited her unforced errors. When Keys is playing at this level, she takes the racket out of her opponents hands and puts a ton of pressure on her opponent to play perfect. We saw the way Puig was dominated in the second set when she wasn't getting her first serve in play, an issue that has been constant with Wozniacki. Keys will control this match and will win comfortably if she continues to control her mistakes.
I like Keys to win her fourth career title.