Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolina has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 WTA Indian Wells Open in California. At this stage of the tournament, Svitolina will face Bianca Andreescu from Canada for a spot in the final.
Bianca Andreescu continued her strong campaign in the previous round as she beat Garbine Muguruza in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Andreescu as she only lost 1 game in the entire match. During the victory, Bianca Andreescu only lost 31% of the points played which is a very impressive statistics. Andreescu won 100% of her service games and 5 break points. The win was made even more impressive by the fact that it was against a former Grand Slam winner. This will be a tougher match for Bianca Andreescu as she is playing the number 6 seed.
Looking at Elina Svitolina, she won her previous match in 3 sets. It was a slow start for Svitolina as she lost the opening set but fought back well to win the final 2 sets and the overall match. During the win, Elina Svitolina won 6 return points which ensured she was constantly ahead of her opponent. Svitolina has been in exceptional form this season and she has the experience of winning big tournaments as she won the WTA Finals last season. Elina Svitolina’s experience and recent form will make her very tough to beat.
This will be the first time that Bianca Andreescu and Elina Svitolina will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win. Bianca Andreescu has been extremely impressive all tournament but she lacks the experience of playing high-pressure matches. Svitolina is much more accomplished and her experience of winning big events should give her the edge over Bianca Andreescu.