Kiki Bertens vs. Belinda Bencic - 10/31/19 WTA Finals Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kiki Bertens vs. Belinda Bencic
Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM (Shenzhen Bay Sports Center)
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In the 2019 WTA Finals, Belinda Bencic is set to play against Kiki Bertens from the Netherlands.
Kiki Bertens received late entry into this tournament following Naomi Osaka’s retirement from the event. Bertens started her tournament in supreme style as she defeated Ashleigh Barty in 3 sets. It was a determined performance by Bertens as she lost the opening set but fought back extremely strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the clash, Bertens impressed with her receiving as she won 47% of her return points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. It has been a strong few weeks for Kiki Bertens as she finished second at the WTA Elite Trophy prior to arriving at this tournament. Bertens looks in good form and she will be confident that she can win this match.
On the other side of the coin, Belinda Bencic won her previous match against Petra Kvitova in 3 sets. The win kept Bencic’s tournament alive and she will be hoping to build from that win. Belinda Bencic returned serve extremely well as she won 42% of her receiving points which allowed her to win 5 return games. Bencic was outclassed in her opening match against Barty so she will be pleased that she managed to get a win on the board.
Belinda Bencic and Kiki Bertens have played each other 3 times in the past with Bertens winning on all 3 occasions. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at WTA Stuttgart where Bertens won in 3 sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Kiki Bertens to win this match. Both Bertens and Bencic are evenly matched but the Dutch superstar seems to have more momentum having just defeated the top-ranked player in the world. Bertens looks to be playing better tennis and I see her being good enough to win this match.