Rebecca Marino vs Heather Watson
|Date & Time||Saturday September 15, 2018, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
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Heather Watson will play Rebecca Marino in the quarterfinals of the WTA 2018 Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City.
Heather Watson has had a really strong tournament as she has continued her perfect record of not losing a set. Watson won her second round in straight sets as she displayed a dominant performance against Fernandez. In that victory, Watson served exceptionally well as she only lost 1 service game and won close to 70% of the points played while she was serving. Heather Watson is a very experienced player and has won 3 singles WTA titles in her career. All of her WTA title wins have been on the hard court which shows that she is very fond of the surface present at the Coupe Banque Nationale.
On the other side of the court, Rebecca Marino enters this match having won her second round match in 3 sets. Marino has to fight hard after losing the first set but came back strongly. While the win was commendable, Rebecca Marino has big issues with her serving. Marino allowed her opponent to break her service on 3 occasions while also conceding 6 double faults. Marino is playing in her home country which has been a huge boost since the crowd has been strongly behind her.
These players have met once in the past where Rebecca Marino won in 3 sets. The match was in 2014.
This should be a close match but I am going to pick Heather Watson to win this tournament. Rebecca Marino struggled with her serve in the second round and that could be problematic as Watson is exceptionally good at receiving. This can be seen by the fact that Watson has broken serve in every set she has played in this tournament. I see Watson taking advantage of Marino’s serve and winning this match.