Cori Gauff vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 3, 2019, 11:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
London, United Kingdom
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Cori Gauff and Magdalena Rybarikova meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Cori Gauff is coming off a straight sets win over Venus Williams that took 20 games to decide. In the victory, Gauff won 78 percent of her first serve points and 53 percent of her second serve points. Gauff won 70 percent of her total service points and converted on three of her three break points. Gauff was in complete control of the match from start to finish, and she got 68 percent of her first serves in play while having just eight unforced errors. I was most impressed by the poise of Gauff, as she didn’t look like a usual 15-year-old who was playing her idol. Gauff looked like she knew she belonged on the big stage and showed no signs of nerves. It’s now a question of how Gauff handles the success, as she’s sure to have a new level of attention she’s never dealt with up to this point. Gauff looks to make the third round of a grand slam for the first time. Gauff has won her last four matches on grass court.
Magdalena Rybarikova is coming off a straight sets win over Aryna Sabalenka that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Rybarikova won 83 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Rybarikova won 69 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her six break points. Rybarikova got 57 percent of her first serves in play, saved two of her three break points and had 18 winners to 13 unforced errors. It was a solid performance from Rybarikova and an upset that probably would have received a bit more attention if it weren’t for what her upcoming American opponent just accomplished. Rybarikova looks to make her fifth grand slam third round appearance since 2017. Rybarikova has split her last six matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
At this point you can’t bet against Gauff due to a lack of experienced based on what she just accomplished and who it was against. That was the widest gap in experience you can get, and Gauff passed with flying colors. Yes, Venus provided a lot of help with unforced errors, but Gauff had chances to fold when serving for the set, and she controlled those nerves and saved off break points. Gauff is ahead of her time, as you don’t often see players this young step up on this stage. I’m onboard.
I’ll side with Gauff to win another match.