Marketa Vondrousova vs. Johanna Konta
|Date & Time||Thursday June 6, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
J. Konta -125 / M. Vondrousova +100
English tennis player, Johanna Konta has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 WTA French Open. At this stage of the tournament, Johanna Konta will compete against Markéta Vondroušová.
Markéta Vondroušová has had a very good tournament as she has defeated the likes of Anastasija Sevastova. In the previous round. Markéta Vondroušová defeated Petra Martic in straight sets. During the win, Vondroušová received serve well as she won 50% of her return points which allowed her to break Petra Martic’s serve on 5 occasions. While the returning was impressive, Markéta Vondroušová didn’t serve well as she lost 4 service games. With the competition getting to a final stage, it will be important that Markéta Vondroušová serves well as it will ensure isn’t constantly chasing the game.
On the other side of the coin, Johanna Konta defeated Sloane Stephens in the previous round. Konta only lost 5 games in the entire match as she eliminated the number 7 seed. During the win, Johanna Konta served exceptionally well. Konta hit 6 aces and won 76% of her service points. Konta won all of her service games and 3 return games to secure a spot in the semifinals. It has been a very strong few weeks for Johanna Konta as she made the finals of both the WTA Morocco Open and WTA Italian Open prior to arriving in Paris. With supreme form on her side, Johanna Konta will be very confident as she enters this match.
This will be the first time that Markéta Vondroušová and Johanna Konta will be playing each other at a WTA event.
This is a big match for both Markéta Vondroušová and Johanna Konta since neither player has ever made it this deep at a Grand Slam event. Experience counts greatly in these big games and it is fair to say that Markéta Vondroušová is still inexperienced as she is only 19 and very new on the WTA stage. Konta is a seasoned player and she has won multiple WTA titles. With that in mind, I am going to pick Johanna Konta to win this match. Konta is in supreme form and has greater experience so I see her having enough to win this match.