Elise Mertens vs Elina Svitolina
|Date & Time||Friday August 10, 2018, 10:30 AM (EDT)|
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Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolina, is the number 5 seed for the WTA Rogers Cup events at Montreal. She has made it to the quarterfinals of the event where she will be taking on the number 14 seed, Elise Mertens from Belgium. This is a clash that both players will look to win since the prize for winning is a place in the semifinals of a major WTA tennis event. Both these players have been playing very well and are extremely talented so we should be able to witness an extremely high-level tennis match.
Elina Svitolina has looked very dominant in this tournament as she has eased into this quarterfinals. The former world number 3 is an exceptional player and following a disappointing first-round exit at Wimbledon, will be determined to win a tournament. This is a great chance for the Ukrainian superstar to make it deep in this event since she has a good draw where she won’t face Simona Halep or Caroline Garcia till the final. It will be up to Elina Svitolina to ensure she makes the most of this favorable draw.
On the other side of the court, Elise Mertens will also feel that she has a great chance of winning. The Belgian superstar has been very good in the past few months which have seen her make deep runs in many tournaments including Wimbledon. The Belgian has looked shaky at times but has managed to win all her matches which is noteworthy. This will be the toughest match for Elise Mertens so far in the tournament and she will need to improve if she wishes to beat Elina Svitolina.
While Elise Mertens is a top player, I don’t think she will win. I think Elina Svitolina will win. The Ukrainian is a better player and much more determined to win so I am going to back her to get the job done.