Elina Svitolina vs. Johanna Konta
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 11:00 AM (USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center)
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Elina Svitolina and Johanna Konta meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis US Open.
Elina Svitolina is coming off a straight sets win over Madison Keys that took 22 games to decide. In the victory, Svitolina won 93 percent of her first serve points and 44 percent of her second serve points. Svitolina won 79 percent of her total service points and converted on two of her five break points. Svitolina got 71 percent of her first serves in play and didn’t face a single break point. Svitolina has won all eight sets this tournament and has done a wonderful job of limiting her unforced errors. Svitolina looks to make her second career grand slam semifinal and first since this years Wimbledon. Svitolina is 1-4 in career grand slam quarterfinal matches. Svitolina has won seven of her last nine matches on hard court.
Johanna Konta is coming off a three sets win over Karolina Pliskova that took 34 games to decide. In the victory, Konta won 68 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Konta won 63 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 15 break points. Konta got 69 percent of her first serves in play, saved four of her seven break points and hit 45 winners. Konta has now won eight of her last nine matches that have gone the distance. Konta looks to make her fourth career grand slam semifinal and first ever at the US Open. Konta is 3-2 in career grand slam quarterfinal matches. Konta has 21 career wins over top-10 players, with seven of those wins coming this year. Konta has won four of her last six matches on hard court.
Svitolina has won all four matches against Konta, including the most recent match last year in Montreal. Two of the four matches have been decided in straight sets and all of them have been played on hard court.
Svitolina was already playing better tennis than Konta entering this match and it makes her an even safer bet given the one-sided head to head numbers. Konta is coming off a very lengthy performance that took nearly two and a half hours, and she can struggle at times with unforced errors. Svitolina is more trustworthy on hard court and hasn’t had much trouble with Konta’s game in four meetings.
Svitolina makes her second career grand slam semifinal.