Marie Bouzkova vs. Marie Bouzkova
Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:00 AM (Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre)
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Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolina has made it into the second round of the 2019 WTA Guangzhou Open in China. At this stage of the tournament, Svitolina is set to play against Marie Bouzkova from Czechia.
Marie Bouzkova enters this match having won her previous match in 3 sets. It was an extremely close contest but Bouzkova managed to hold her nerve well in the final set which she won via a tiebreaker. During the victory, Bouzkova impressed with her receiving as she managed to win 42% of her receiving points which resulted in her breaking her opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. While the receiving was strong, Marie Bouzkova had troubles with her serving as she had her serve broken on 4 occasions. This is expected to be a tough match for Marie Bouzkova and she must improve her serve if she wishes to compete with Elina Svitolina.
Looking at Elina Svitolina, the Ukrainian superstar continued her fine form by winning her previous match in straight sets. It was a simple win for Svitolina as she won 78% of her service games and 5 return games. The receiving was especially strong as Elina Svitolina won 50% of her return points. It has been a very strong few months for Elina Svitolina as she made the semifinals of both the US Open and Wimbledon. Svitolina’s US Open campaign was particularly impressive as she defeated the likes of Venus Williams and Madison Keys. Elina Svitolina looks in outstanding touch and she will enter this match filled with confidence.
This will be the first time that Elina Svitolina and Marie Bouzkova will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. Svitolina is the stronger player and she has been in supreme form over the past few months. Marie Bouzkova has struggled with her serve and I see a strong defensive player like Svitolina exploiting that weakness. I see Elina Svitolina winning this match in straight sets.