Czech tennis player, Barbora Strycova has made it into the quarterfinals at Wimbledon. At this stage of the tournament, Strycova will play against Johanna Konta from Great Britain.
Barbora Strycova won her previous match in 3 sets as she defeated Elise Mertens. It was a poor start for Strycova as she lost the opening set but the Czech player fought back extremely well to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the win, Strycova impressed her receiving. Barbora Strycova won 44% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. While the receiving was impressive, Barbora Strycova struggled with her serving. Strycova lost 4 service games during that match. With Konta as her next opponent, Strycova must improve her serve if she wishes to compete.
It has been a good tournament for Barbora Strycova as she defeated Kiki Bertens in the third round. The win over Bertens seems to have given Strycova a large amount of confidence.
Johanna Konta has been playing exceptional tennis and she showed her class in the previous round where she defeated Petra Kvitova in 3 sets. It was a close match but Konta won the final 2 sets to secure the win. During the win, Johanna Konta received served exceptionally well as the Brit won 38% of her receiving points. Konta won 4 return games and 86% of her service games to secure the victory.
Johanna Konta has played well in this tournament as she has defeated 2 players seeded in the top 10. Konta defeated Sloane Stephens in the third round. Konta is playing on home soil and she seems to be getting a huge boost from the crowd.
Johanna Konta and Barbora Strycova have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2017 at Tokyo where Strycova won in straight sets.
Barbora Strycova has played well in this tournament but I see her losing this match. Konta has been playing on a different level and she has already beaten 2 elite players in Sloane Stephens and Petra Kvitova. Johanna Konta in playing on home soil and I see her being good enough to win this match and secure a spot in the semifinals.