Ekaterine Gorgodze vs. Kiki Bertens
|Date & Time||Tuesday July 23, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
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Dutch tennis superstar, Kiki Bertens is set to play at the Internazionali Femminili di Palermo in Italy. Bertens will begin her tournament against Ekaterine Gorgodze from Georgia.
Ekaterine Gorgodze last played at the Bucharest Open where she was eliminated in the opening round of the qualifiers. It has been a poor 2019 season for Gorgodze as she has won only 43% of her matches. Considering Ekaterine Gorgodze has mostly been playing qualifying matches, the win rate is very low. Clay is the strongest surface for Ekaterine Gorgodze as she has a career record of 321-192 on this surface. Despite playing on her favored surface, this expected to be a very tough match for Ekaterine Gorgodze as she is playing against the top seed.
Looking at Kiki Bertens, the Dutch superstar had a poor Wimbledon campaign as she was eliminated in the third round. Despite her result at Wimbledon, Kiki Bertens still had a very strong grass-court season as she made the semifinals of the Eastbourne International and the final of the Rosmalen Grass Court Championship. Returning to clay should be a boost for Kiki Bertens as she has been playing very well on clay. In 2019, Kiki Bertens has defeated Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Sloane Stephens and Angelique Kerber on clay. These results have helped Kiki Bertens win the Madrid Open and make the semifinals at the Italian Open. Considering her recent form, Kiki Bertens will be very tough to stop in this tournament.
This will be the first time that Ekaterine Gorgodze and Kiki Bertens will be playing each other at a WTA tournament.
Ekaterine Gorgodze has had one of her worst seasons in 2019 as the Georgian player looks very low on confidence. While clay is her strongest surface, I see Ekaterine Gorgodze getting beaten in this match. Kiki Bertens is amongst the top players on the tour and she has been in outstanding form in 2019. Bertens has beaten the top players on clay this season and I see her being too strong for Ekaterine Gorgodze in this match.