Rebecca Peterson vs. Elina Svitolina
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 6:30 AM (Guangdong Olympic Tennis Centre)
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Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolina is set to play at the 2019 WTA Guangzhou Open in China. Svitolina will begin her tournament against Rebecca Peterson from Sweden.
Rebecca Peterson enters this tournament in outstanding form after the player won the Jiangxi Open last week. It was an exceptionally strong tournament from the Swedish player as Peterson won 10 out of the 11 sets she played. Rebecca Peterson displayed her dominance in the final where she only lost 2 games in the entire match. It is important to note that the field was relatively weak at the Jiangxi Open but Peterson still must be applauded for her performance. Despite her form at the Jiangxi Open, this is expected to be a tough match for Rebecca Peterson as she is playing against the number 1 seed.
Looking at Elina Svitolina, the Ukrainian superstar had a modest Zhengzhou Open last week as she was eliminated during the quarterfinals. While the loss would have been disappointing, Elina Svitolina will still be very confident as she enters this tournament as she had an outstanding US Open campaign. Svitolina made the semifinals of the US Open. During the tournament, Elina Svitolina defeated elite players like Madison Keys, Venus Williams, and Johanna Konta. Svitolina was eventually eliminated by Serena Williams. Elina Svitolina has been in outstanding touch and she will be confident in her ability to do well in this tournament.
This will be the first time that Rebecca Peterson and Elina Svitolina will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Despite her recent form, I see Rebecca Peterson losing this match. Peterson is a very solid player and while she managed to dominate the Jiangxi Open, she did not play anyone with the abilities of Elina Svitolina. Elina Svitolina is an elite player and she has been in outstanding touch over the past few months. I see Elina Svitolina being too strong for Rebecca Peterson in this match.