Bernarda Pera vs. Fiona Ferro
Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:00 AM (Tennis Club Stade Lausanne)
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French tennis player, Fiona Ferro has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 WTA Ladies Open Lausanne. At this stage of the tournament, Fiona Fero is set to play against Bernarda Pera from the United States.
Bernarda Pera won her previous match in 3 sets as she defeated Xinyun Han from China. During the win, Pera impressed with her receiving as the American won 49% of her return points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. The serving was also good from Bernarda Pera as she won 79% of her service games.
It has been a very good tournament for Bernarda Pera as she has only lost 1 set in the entire event. Pera had a big win in the second round when she defeated Caroline Garcia. This is going to be a high-pressure match for Bernarda Pera as the American is yet to make the final of a WTA event.
On the other side of the coin, Fiona Fero defeated Samantha Stosur in straight sets in the previous round. It was a dominant performance by Fero as she won 89% of her service games and 4 return games. The receiving was especially impressive as Fiona Fero won 49% of her receiving points. Fero has been in good form as she made the quarterfinals at the Swedish Open prior to arriving in Lausanne. Similar to her opponent, Fero will also see this as a big match as she has never made a WTA final.
Fiona Fero and Bernarda Pera have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2012 with Pera winning in straight sets.
This should be a close match since both Fero and Pera are playing good tennis. With that in mind, I am going to pick Fiona Fero to win this match. Fero has been much more dominant in her wins and she has been playing better tennis having recently made a quarter-final appearance at the Swedish Open. Fiona Fero looks the stronger player and I see her winning this match and making her first WTA final.