Belinda Bencic vs. Elina Svitolina
|Date & Time||Thursday August 8, 2019, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolina has made it into the third round at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, Canada. At this stage of the tournament, Elina Svitolina will play against Belinda Bencic from Switzerland.
Belinda Bencic has looked in impressive form in this tournament and she enters this match having defeated Julia Gorges in the previous round. It was a determined win for Bencic as she lost the opening set but fought back strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the victory, Bencic impressed with her receiving as she won 42% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. The serving was also solid from Belinda Bencic as she won 82% of her service games. Belinda Bencic recently finished second at the Mallorca Open so she seems to be in good form. That being said, this is expected to be a very tough match as she is playing against the number 6 seed.
Looking at Elina Svitolina, the Ukrainian also won her previous match in 3 sets as she defeated Katerina Siniakova. Svitolina was very strong while receiving serve as she won 48% of her receiving points which allowed her to win 46% of her return games. Svitolina has always been a strong receiver but she seems to have improved her game by developing better control. Svitolina made the semifinals at Wimbledon and she seems to be playing with a lot of confidence.
Elina Svitolina and Belinda Bencic have played each other twice in the past. Belinda Bencic has won on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Dubai Tennis Championship where Belinda Bencic won in 3 sets.
This is expected to be a close tennis match since Elina Svitolina and Belinda Bencic are both in terrific form. That being said, I see Elina Svitolina winning this match. Svitolina has had a strong few weeks and she seems to be playing with confidence. Elina Svitolina is an elite player and considering her form, I see her being too good for Belinda Bencic.