Hsieh vs. Wozniacki
|Date & Time||Sunday August 7, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Caroline Wozniacki and Su-Wei Hsieh meet in the first round of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics.
Caroline Wozniacki is still trying to find her form and bounce back from injury, as she’s lost six of her last 10 matches and is currently barely a top-50 player. Wozniacki has been struggling with consistency the past few years, but this season has taken things to a whole other level, and she’s coming off a match against Samantha Stosur in which she was forced to retire. We all know what Wozniacki is capable of when she’s hitting winners and playing with confidence, but it’s been awhile since we’ve seen her in good form. Wozniacki did reach the quarterfinals in the 2012 olympics. Wozniacki has split her last 12 matches on hard court.
Su-Wei Hsieh will be well rested for this tournament after not playing since getting eliminated in the first round of the WImbledon. Hsieh is another player who has struggled with consistency on the big stage, and her most recent success came by reaching the quarterfinals of the J&T Banka Prague Open. Hsieh was a top-30 player a few years ago but really hasn’t done much on the WTA level in quite some time and has very little big match experience the last couple of years. Hsieh was eliminated in the first round of the 2012 olympics. Hsieh has lost four of her last five matches on hard court.
These two have met four times in the past and Wozniacki has won all four meetings, three of which in straight sets. The most recent match was in the 2015 Malaysian Open.
Wozniacki should have little trouble against Hsieh even with her recent struggles. The head to head says all it needs to say, and the experience in big tournaments also overwhelming favors Wozniacki.
Give me Wozniacki in straight sets.