Danish tennis superstar, Caroline Wozniacki has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 WTA Charleston Open in South Carolina where she will play against Petra Martic from Croatia.
Caroline Wozniacki won her previous match in straight sets against Maria Sakkari from Greece. During the win, Wozniacki received serve exceptionally well as she won 57% of her return points which allowed her to break Maria Sakkari’s serve on 6 occasions. Wozniacki won 75% of her service games and 75% of her return games to set up a comfortable win. The Charleston Open is a good tournament for Wozniacki as she won the title in 2011 which means she should be comfortable with the venue. Caroline Wozniacki struggled with a viral illness and injury in the early part of the season but the Danish superstar is looking fit and in good form as she enters this contest.
Petra Martic, similarly, also won her quarterfinal match in straight sets as she defeated Belinda Bencic from Switzerland. Martic served well during her win as she won all of her service games. In addition to that, Martic also successful broke Bencic’s serve twice to ensure she won the overall match. This will be a much tougher match for Petra Martic as she is playing against the number 5 seed.
Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Martic have played 5 times in the past with Wozniacki winning on all 5 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at WTA Beijing where Wozniacki won in straight sets. Petra Martic has never won a set against Caroline Wozniacki.
Looking at all the information, I see Caroline Wozniacki winning this match. Wozniacki is more accomplished and she has won this title in the past so there will be no unknowns about playing on this stage. Martic has never been able to compete with Wozniacki and I see no reason why that trend will change in this match. Wozniacki is the stronger player and I see her making her third appearance at the final of the WTA Charleston.