Kateřina Siniaková vs Garbine Muguruza
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 26, 2018, 8:30 AM (EDT)|
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Garbine Muguruza is set to play Kateřina Siniaková in the third round of the 2018 Wuhan Open in China.
Kateřina Siniaková beat Caroline Garcia in the second round and it was a big win since it was against a top 10 ranked player. In that victory, Kateřina Siniaková was exceptional in pressure situations as she managed to win 2 tiebreakers to seal the match. While the win was impressive, it is important to note that Kateřina Siniaková had a very poor match in regards to her serve as she allowed Garcia to break serve on 8 separate occasions. While this weakness was not a big issue since Garcia was also very poor at serving, it could be very costly in this match. Kateřina Siniaková has a very good record in China which will be very helpful since this match will be played in favorable conditions.
On the other side of the coin, Garbine Muguruza has looked exceptional all tournament. Muguruza has won both her matches in straight sets and in those wins, she has only lost 5 games. Garbine Muguruza has only had her serve broken once all tournament while she has managed to win 10 non-service games. Garbine Muguruza has a great record in China as she was the WTA China Open in 2015 and came second in this tournament 3 years ago. With such a great record in this tournament and such good form, Garbine Muguruza is a very strong candidate to win the entire event.
These two players have met once in the past with Garbine Muguruza winning on that occasion.
All in all, I am going to pick Garbine Muguruza to win this match. She is in amazing form and has a great record in China. In addition to that, Garbine Muguruza is a much higher ranked player when compared to her opponent so I see her winning.