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Johanna Konta vs Maria Sakkari - 5/4/19 Morocco Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Greek tennis player, Maria Sakkari has made it into the final of the 2019 WTA Morocco Open. At this stage of the tournament, Sakkari is set to play against Johanna Konta from the United Kingdom.

Johanna Konta enters this match having beaten Ajla Tomljanović from Australia. It was a dominant performance by Konta as she won in straight sets. During the win, Konta was exceptional while serving. Johanna Konta won 86% of her service points which allowed her to win 90% of her service games. Konta also won 3 return games to set up a comfortable win.

On the other side of the coin, Maria Sakkari also won her previous match in straight sets as she defeated Alison Van Uytvanck from Belgium. It was a solid performance by the Greek superstar as Sakkari won 70% of her service games and 5 return games. Maria Sakkari has won all of her matches in straight sets and the player looks very confident in her tennis ability.

Maria Sakkari and Johanna Konta have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2017 at Wimbledon where Johanna Konta won in straight sets. While the result at Wimbledon is positive for Konta, the conditions in Morocco are very different. The clay courts in Morocco are slower and that should suite Maria Sakkari more than the conditions at Wimbledon.

Johanna Konta and Maria Sakkari have both been in exceptional form during this tournament. Both players are good enough to win this match but I am going to pick Maria Sakkari to win this match. Sakkari has greater athleticism when compared to Konta and I see the Greek superstar being a stronger clay court player than Konta. With that in mind, I see Maria Sakkari winning this match and lifting the WTA Morocco Open title.

Pick:
Maria Sakkari

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