Croatian tennis player, Donna Vekic has made it into the second round of the 2019 WTA Nottingham Open. At this stage of the tournament, Donna Vekic will play against Chloe Paquet from France.
Donna Vekic enters this match having won her previous match in 3 sets. It was a solid performance by Vekic as she won the opening set before losing the second set via a tiebreaker. Vekic was clinical in the final set which she won 6-0. During the victory, Donna Vekic received extremely strongly as she won 59% of her receiving points. Vekic won 9 break points which were vital in ensuring she obtained the victory. While the receiving was solid, Donna Vekic had a poor serving match as she lost 4 service games. Vekic will look to improve her serve in this match. The Nottingham Open is a strong tournament for Vekic as she won the title in 2017. Considering her record at this venue, Donna Vekic will be confident in her ability to do well at this tournament.
Chloe Paquet played well in the opening round as she won her match in 3 sets. It was not the best start by Paquet as she lost the opening set but she fought back well to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the win, Chloe Paquet served strongly as she won 64% of her service points which allowed her to win 87% of her service games. This will be a much tougher match for Chloe Paquet as she will now be playing against the number 2 seed.
Donna Vekic and Chloe Paquet have played against each other once in the past. The match was in 2011 at the French Open where Donna Vekic won in straight sets.
While Chloe Paquet had a solid win in the first round, I see her losing this match. Donna Vekic is higher ranked and she has been a better player in the recent past. Vekic has a good record in Nottingham and I see her winning this match and making it into the quarterfinals.