Elena-Gabriela Ruse vs. Caroline Garcia
|Date & Time||Friday June 14, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
Nottingham Tennis Centre
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Elena-Gabriela Ruse and Caroline Garcia meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Nottingham Open.
Elena-Gabriela Ruse is coming off a three sets win over Viktorija Golubic that took 33 games to decide. In the victory, Ruse won 62 percent of her first serve points and 32 percent of her second serve points. Ruse won 51 percent of her total service points and converted on eight of her 16 break points. Ruse got 64 percent of her first serves in play and saved 11 of her 19 break points. Ruse is enjoying rare success on the main stage and gaining valuable experience, but she must clean up the double faults and be better with her serve overall. Ruse has never won three straight matches on the main tour, so this has a chance to be a a major stepping stone in the career of the 21-year-old. Ruse has won seven of her last eight matches on grass court.
Caroline Garcia is coming off a straight sets win over Maia Lumsden that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Garcia won 82 percent of her first serve points and 71 percent of her second serve points. Garcia won 80 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her eight break points. Garcia got 83 percent of her first serves in play and didn’t face a single break point. Garcia has won all four sets this tournament and hasn’t faced a single break point overall, easily some of her best serving of the season. Five of Garcia’s last six victories have been decided in straight sets. Garcia looks to win there or more matches in two of her last three tournaments. Garcia has won four of her last six matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Garcia has chawed up spit out her last two opponents who aren’t on her level, and this is another match she should be able to do the same. Ruse has been extremely sloppy with her serve this tournament and lacks the main tour experience to be trusted in these sort of situations. The draw is simply opening up nicely for Garcia.
Garcia should win this match in straight sets.