Pauline Parmentier vs Christina McHale
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 12, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
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American tennis player, Christina McHale will take on Pauline Parmentier from France in the second round of the 2018 WTA Coupe Banque Nationale.
Christina McHale enters this tournament in good form having made the semifinals of the mixed doubles tournament at the US Open. McHale won her opening round match in straight 3 sets after she lost the opening set. The match was a hard fought contest and while McHale didn’t dominate her opponent, she did win the big points which resulted in the victory. The biggest issue that Christina McHale faced was regarding her serving as she lost 4 service games. Christina McHale is known for her powerful baseline play and she used that to her advantage in the opening round as she made it difficult for her opponent to hold serve. If she can start serving well, her powerful baseline play will make it very hard for any opponent to beat her.
Pauline Parmentier, on the other hand, enters this match having won her first round match in straight sets. Parmentier is the number 8 seed for this tournament and while that is impressive, she has failed to impress in recent times. The last decent run Pauline Parmentier had in a tournament was the French Open which was over 2 months ago. Her receiving has been her biggest issue as she has failed to challenge her opponents while they serve. This was evident once against as Pauline Parmentier won a very low number of points when receiving serve in the opening round clash.
This will be the first time that Christina McHale and Pauline Parmentier play each other.
All in all, I am going to predict Christina McHale to win. McHale has been in better form and her weak serve will not be exploited in this match since Pauline Parmentier is a very poor receiver. McHale should cause big problems for Pauline Parmentier due to her strong baseline game and I think that should be enough to get the American the win.