Danish tennis superstar, Caroline Wozniacki had made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Charleston Open. At this stage of the tournament, Wozniacki will play against Maria Sakkari from Greece.
Maria Sakkari had a big win in the previous round as she beat the number 2 seed, Kiki Bertens. It was a very solid performance by Sakkari as she won in straight sets. During the win, Maria Sakkari returned serve exceptionally well as she won 54% of her receiving points which allowed her to win 6 break points. Sakkari won 54% of her return games and 60% of her service games to set up the win. This match is expected to be another big challenge for Sakkari as she is playing a very accomplished opponent.
On the other side of the coin, Caroline Wozniacki won her previous match in 3 sets. Wozniacki lost the second set but she seemed very solid throughout the match which shows that she is in decent form. Caroline Wozniacki has an exceptional record at this event as she won the title in 2011 and finished second in 2009. Wozniacki has struggled with issues such as illness in the previous few tournaments but returning to the clay courts and her favoured venue seems to have given her back her form.
Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sakkari have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2017 at the WTA Wuhan Open where Maria Sakkari won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Caroline Wozniacki to win. Sakkari has looked good throughout this tournament but Wozniacki has added experience and skill when it comes to playing at this event. Wozniacki has an exceptional record at the Charleston Open and I see her winning this match and making another semifinal appearance.