Kiki Bertens vs. Bernarda Pera - 9/23/19 Wuhan Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Kiki Bertens vs. Bernarda Pera - 9/23/19 Wuhan Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by

Bernarda Pera vs. Kiki Bertens

Monday, September 23, 2019 at 7:00 AM (Optics Valley Int'l Tennis Center)

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Dutch tennis superstar, Kiki Bertens is set to play at the 2019 WTA Wuhan Open in China. Bertens will begin her tournament in the second round where she will play against Bernarda Pera from the United States.
Kiki Bertens received a bye in the opening round due to her high seeding. Bertens last played at the Pan Pacific Open where she was eliminated following her first match. It has been a poor start to the Asian leg of the tour as Bertens has lost both matches she has played. That being said, Kiki Bertens has shown decent form in recent times as she made 2 WTA finals in the past few months. The Asian leg of the tour was strong for Bertens last season as she won the Korea Open and while it has been tough so far, the Dutch superstar will be confident in her ability to turn things around. 

On the other side of the coin, Bernarda Pera enters this match having won her previous fixture in 3 sets. Pera defeated Jennifer Brady in a close match that was eventually decided with a break of serve in the final sets. During the win, Bernarda Pera impressed with her serving as she won 69% of her service points which allowed her to win 86% of her service games. This is expected to be a big challenge for Bernarda Pera as she is playing against the number 6 seed. 

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Bernarda Pera and Kiki Bertens have played each other once in the past. The match was played earlier in the season at the Sydney International where Kiki Bertens won in straight sets. 

Despite her win in the previous round, I see Bernarda Pera losing this match. Kiki Bertens is a significantly stronger player and she is expected to find some good form soon. Bertens defeated Pera with ease in January and I see the Dutch superstar being too strong once again. 

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