Elina Svitolina vs. Veronika Kudermetova
Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 4:00 AM (Olympic Stadium)
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Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolina is set to play at the 2019 WTA Kremlin Cup in Moscow. Svitolina will begin her tournament in the second round where she will face Veronika Kudermetova from Russia.
Veronika Kudermetova enters this match having won her previous outing in straight sets. It was a comfortable win for Kudermetova as she won 89% of her service games and 4 return games. The receiving was especially impressive from Veronika Kudermetova as she won 45% of her return points. Veronika Kudermetova had a strong Asian season as she made the semifinals of the Tianjin Open and Hiroshima Open. That being said, this is expected to be a tough match for Veronika Kudermetova as she is playing against the top seed.
Looking at Elina Svitolina, the number 1 seed received a bye in the opening round of the tournament. It has been an outstanding season for Svitolina as she has made major strides in establishing herself as an elite player. That being said, Svitolina has not won a WTA title in 2019 and with the season nearing the end, the Ukrainian will be desperate to win this tournament. Elina Svitolina had a strong Asian season as she made the quarterfinals of the Zhengzhou Open, Wuhan Open and China Open. Considering her current form, Elina Svitolina is a strong candidate to win this tournament.
This will be the first time that Veronika Kudermetova and Elina Svitolina will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. Svitolina is an outstanding player and while she has not won a tournament in 2019, she has shown exceptional skills and has had big results at Grand Slam event. Svitolina is the stronger player and I see her winning this match in straight sets.