Kiki Bertens vs. Barbora Strycova
|Date & Time||Saturday July 6, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
London, United Kingdom
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Kiki Bertens and Barbora Strycova meet in the third round of the 2019 tennis Wimbledon.
Kiki Bertens is coming off a three sets win over Taylor Townsend that took 30 games to decide. In the victory, Bertens won 66 percent of her first serve points and 59 percent of her second serve points. Bertens won 63 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 15 break points. Bertens got 53 percent of her first serves in play and hit 39 winners. Bertens showed great fight after being down a set and a break, winning a near two and a half hour match that’s sure to give her a new level of confidence. Bertens has now won six of her last 10 matches that have the distance. Bertens looks to make her fourth career grand slam fourth round appearance and second straight at the Wimbledon. Bertens has won five of her last six matches on grass court.
Barbora Strycova is coming off a straight sets win over Laura Siegemund that took 21 games to decide. In the victory, Strycova won 65 percent of her first serve points and 52 percent of her second serve points. Strycova won 59 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 20 break points. Strycova got 56 percent of her first serves in play and saved three of her six break points. Strycova has won all four sets this tournament and has given herself a combined 27 break points. Seven of Strycova’s last eight wins have come in straight sets. Strycova looks to make her fifth fourth round grand slam appearance since 2015. Strycova has nine career wins over top-10 players, with the most recent coming in last years Birmingham Classic. Strycova has won five of her last seven matches on grass court.
Strycova won the only match between these two, which was in 2016 Auckland. The match took 18 games to be decided.
Bertens is the better and more consistent player of the two, and one would think getting an extra life after nearly losing her last match should help her put together a better effort moving forward. Bertens has been too good of a player this year to keep getting bounced early in grand slams, even if that’s been her deal throughout her whole career.
Bertens makes the fourth round of Wimbledon for the first time since 2014.