Elina Svitolina vs. Kiki Bertens
Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:30 AM (National Tennis Center)
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In the 2019 WTA China Open, Ukrainian tennis superstar Elina Svitolina is set to play against Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands.
Elina Svitolina has been in outstanding form over the past few months as she made the semifinals of both the US Open and Wimbledon. The impressive form has continued for Svitolina during this tournament. In the previous round, Elina Svitolina defeated Sofia Kenin in 3 sets. It was a big win for Svitolina as she defeated an inform player. During the victory, Elina Svitolina impressed with her serving as she hit 13 aces which helped her win 67% of her service points. Svitolina won 94% of her service games and 3 return games to secure the win.
On the other side of the coin, Kiki Bertens defeated Polona Hercog in 3 sets to win her previous match. It was a close match but Bertens managed to win vital points during the third set to secure the victory. The receiving was strong for Kiki Bertens as she won close to 40% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. It has been a tough Asian season for Bertens as she had a record of 1-3 prior to the start of this tournament. This is expected to be a tough match for Kiki Bertens as she is playing against the number 3 seed.
Kiki Bertens and Elina Svitolina have played each other 3 times in the past. Svitolina has won on 2 occasions while Bertens has only won once. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the WTA finals where Elina Svitolina won in 3 sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. Both Bertens and Svitolina are elite players but they have had contrasting form over the past few weeks and that could be a big factor in this match. Elina Svitolina is playing with more confidence and I see her being too strong for Kiki Bertens.