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Donna Vekic vs Johanna Konta - 2/28/19 WTA Tour - Mexican Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Croatian tennis player, Donna Vekic has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Mexican Open where she will play against Johanna Konta from the United Kingdom.

Donna Vekic won her previous match in straight sets as she beat Christina McHale. During the win, Vekic received serve exceptionally well as she won 54% of her return points. Donna Vekic broke Christina McHale’s serve on 7 occasions to set up the overall victory. It is important to note that Donna Vekic had her own issues as she struggled to serve. Vekic only won 55% of her service games meaning she will have to improve her serving.

On the other side of the court, Johanna Konta also won her previous match in straight sets as he defeated Russian tennis player, Varvara Flink. Konta displayed all her skills during the victory as she won 88% of her service games while breaking Flink’s serve on 5 occasions. Johanna Konta has been playing good tennis all tournament as she is yet to lose a single set in the event. Leading up to this event, Johanna Konta played very well at the Australian Open where she had an epic match against Garbine Muguruza which she unfortunately lost. This will be a test for Konta but considering her form leading up to this match, she will be confident that she can win.

Donna Vekic and Johanna Konta have played each other 5 times in the past. As it currently stands, Vekic has beaten Konta on 2 occasions while Konta has won against Vekic on 3 occasions. The most recent match between Johanna Konta and Donna Vekic was in 2018 at WTA Tokyo where Donna Vekic won in straight sets.

Looking at this match, I am going to predict Johanna Konta to win. Both Vekic and Konta are very skilled and evenly matched so we should get a close match. That being said, Konta looks in better form and seems to be playing with more confidence. Furthermore, Vekic is struggling with her serve which is a potential weakness that Konta should be able to exploit. With all that in mind, I see Johanna Konta getting the win.

Pick:
Johanna Konta

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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