Elina Svitolina vs. Karolina Muchova
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 9, 2019, 9:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
London, United Kingdom
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Elina Svitolina and Karolina Muchova meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Elina Svitolina is coming off a straight sets win over Petra Martic that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Svitolina won 83 percent of her first serve points and 32 percent of her second serve points. Svitolina won 64 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her 11 break points. Svitolina got 62 percent of her first serves in play, saved one of her five break points and hit 30 winners. Svitolina has won seven of her eight completed sets this tournament and seems to be getting better with limiting the unforced errors with each match she plays. Svitolina has now won four straight matches for the first time since Indian Wells. Svitolina looks to make a grand slam semifinal for the first time in her career. Svitolina is 0-4 in previous grand slam quarterfinal matches. Svitolina has won four of her last six matches on grass court.
Karolina Muchova is coming off a three sets win over Karolina Pliskova that took 46 games to decide. In the victory, Muchova won 73 percent of her first serve points and 43 percent of her second serve points. Muchova won 62 percent of her total service points and converted on six of her 13 break points. Muchova got 63 percent of her first serves in play, saved seven of her 12 break points and hit 14 aces. It was Muchova’s first career win over a top-10 player and the second time in her last four tournaments where she’s won four matches. Muchova has hit a combined 145 winners in her first four matches, which gives her an obvious edge in this match if those numbers continue. Muchova looks to make her first career grand slam semifinal appearance. Muchova has won four of her last five matches on grass court.
These two have played once, which was this year in Doha, a match Svitolina won in straight sets. The match was decided in 18 games.
Muchova can continue marching forward in this tournament if she keeps piling on the winners like she has through four matches. The problem I have is this is a quick turnaround for somebody who just played 46 games and over three hours of tennis. Svitolina is also not only the more experienced player when it comes to the big stage, but she also made light work of Muchova when they played back in February.
Svitolina is the much more trustworthy player and is the fresher player as well entering this match.