Karolina Muchova vs. Anett Kontaveit
|Date & Time||Friday July 5, 2019, 7:30 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
London, United Kingdom
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Karolina Muchova and Anett Kontaveit meet in the third round of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Karolina Muchova is coming off a straight sets win over Madison Brengle that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Muchova won 76 percent of her first serve points and 45 percent of her second serve points. Muchova won 64 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her nine break points. Muchova got 60 percent of her serves in play, saved one of three break points and hit six aces. Muchova has won all four sets to get to this point and has produced a combined 10 aces, something that could be key in her advancing any further in this tournament. Muchova looks to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in her career. Muchova has won two of her last three matches on grass court.
Anett Kontaveit is coming off a straight sets win over Heather Watson that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Kontaveit won 80 percent of her first serve points and 45 percent of her second serve points. Kontaveit won 64 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 10 break points. Kontaveit got 55 percent of her first serves in play and saved five of her seven break points. Kontaveit obviously needs to be better with her first serve percentage and could also clean up the five double faults she had in her last match. Kontaveit hopes to make her fourth career grand slam fourth round appearance, the first in the Wimbledon. Kontaveit has won three of her last four matches on grass court.
Muchova won the only previous match, which was in this years French Open. The match was decided in three sets and 25 games.
The match between these two earlier this year was highly competitive and you can make a case for either side here due to the up and down play from both currently. The difference for me is that Kontaveit has been sharper with her first serve overall and she has more recent success on grass court. Kontaveit also has more success on the grand slam stage, and that holds a lot of weight for me, as experience can be a deciding factor in a tight match where nerves can come into play.
I like Kontaveit to make the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time in her career.