Kateřina Siniakova vs. Elina Svitolina
|Date & Time||Wednesday August 7, 2019, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Line: -- Over/Under:
Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolian is set to play at the 2019 WTA Rogers Cup in Toronto. Elina Svitolina will begin her tournament in the second round where Kateřina Siniakova from Czechia.
Kateřina Siniakova won her opening match in 3 sets as she defeated Danielle Rose Collins from the United States. It was a determined performance by Siniakova as she lost the opening set but fought back to win the final 2 sets and the overall match. During the win, Kateřina Siniakova received serve exceptionally well as she won 51% of her receiving points which allowed her to break Danielle Rose Collins’ serve on 7 occasions. While the receiving was impressive, Kateřina Siniakova struggled with her serve as she lost 6 service games. With Svitolina as her opponent in this match, Kateřina Siniakova must improve her serve if she wishes to compete.
On the other side of the coin, Elina Svitolina enters this tournament in good form. Svitolina made the quarterfinal of the Silicon Valley Open last week. Prior to that, Elina Svitolina made it into the semifinals at Wimbledon. Svitolina was exceptional at Wimbledon at she won 9 out of the 12 sets that she played. Svitolina was eventually defeated by Simona Halep but her performance at that tournament would give her huge confidence moving forward. Svitolina has established herself as an elite player over the past 12 months and I see her being a major threat in this tournament.
Elina Svitova and Kateřina Siniakova have played each other twice in the past. Elina Svitolina has won on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Australian Open where Svitolina won in 3 sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. Svitolina is the stronger player and she looks in outstanding form following her performance at Wimbledon. Svitolina has beaten Siniakova twice in the past and I see the Ukrainian winning this match also.