Garbine Muguruza vs. Veronika Kudermetova - 2/19/20 Dubai Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Predictions
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Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Dubai)
Australian Open Finalist, Garbine Muguruza, meets Veronika Kudermetova in the second-round of the 2020 WTA Dubai Open.
Veronika Kudermetova in a tough battle against Dayana Yastremka. Kudermetova struggled a lot with her serve throughout that match, but she was lucky enough to be facing a player who also was struggling with her serve. Kudermetova is a good player, but her serving and ability to win quick points just does not exist. Kudermetova ends up playing drawn out rallies with tire her out and also don't allow her to beat opponents who she should sometimes beat. Now, Kudermetova meets an even tougher opponent in a match where she will need to be at 110% to even compete.
Garbine Muguruza booked her spot in the second-round through her straight sets victory over Kim Clijsters. Muguruza was absolutely dominating that match, winning 6-1/3-0 in the second set and then just got a bit tentative and eventually won in the tiebreak. Muguruza is such a strong player, and in tough moments, she concentrated and made sure she remained in the match. Muguruza knows she can win here in Dubai and she will want to make sure she goes far and has the ability to win the title here.
This will be the first meeting between both players and it is only going to end in one way. Muguruza is the much better player and she will come out and dominate from the start. Muguruza will not want to lose focus like she did in that second set against Clijsters and she will be extremely focused from the start.
Garbine Muguruza to win.