Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolina has continued her impressive 2019 season by making the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Indian Wells Open. At this stage of the tournament, Elina Svitolina will play against Markéta Vondroušová from the Czech Republic.
Markéta Vondroušová had a big win in the previous match as she eliminated the number 2 seed, Simona Halep. It was a very determined performance by Markéta Vondroušová as she lost the second set but won the first and third sets. During the win, Markéta Vondroušová returned serve exceptionally well as she won 52% of her receiving points. Vondroušová broke Simona Halep’s serve on 8 occasions which ensured that she received the overall win. It is important to note that Markéta Vondroušová lost 5 service games during the win so that is an aspect which she must improve if she wishes to compete with Elina Svitolina.
On the other side of the coin, Elina Svitolina won her previous match in 3 sets as she beat Ashleigh Barty from Australia. It was a very close match but Svitolina took a lead in the final set which ended up deciding the tie. It has been a very strong season for Elina Svitolina as she made the quarterfinal of the Australian Open in January and the semifinals of the Dubai Tennis Championships and Qatar Open in February. Svitolina is playing exceptional tennis and considering her winning form, she will be very tough to beat.
Elina Svitolina and Markéta Vondroušová have played each other twice in the past with Svitolina winning on both occasions.
Taking everything into consideration, I am picking Elina Svitolina to win this match. Markéta Vondroušová has had a good tournament but Svitolina is the stronger player and the Ukrainian is looking is exceptional touch. With a record of 12-4 in 2019, I see Svitolina getting her 13th win for the season in this match.