Dutch tennis superstar, Kiki Bertens will begin her 2019 WTA Charleston Open in the second round. Bertens will play against Martina Trevisan from Italy.
Martina Trevisan enters this tournament as a qualifier after making it through the qualifying event. In the opening round, Martina Trevisan beat Nadiia Kichenok in straight sets. It was an emphatic display by Trevisan as she only lost 3 games in the entire match. Martina Trevisan returned serve exceptionally well as she won 67% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. Martina Trevisan won 88% of her return games and 71% of her service games to set up a comfortable win. This is expected to be a much tougher match for the Italian since Bertens is a significantly stronger opponent.
On the other side of the coin, Kiki Bertens received an opening round bye due to her high seeding. It has been a decent few months for Kiki Bertens as she made the final 16 in both the Indian Wells Open and Miami Open. Kiki Bertens won the St Petersburg Open earlier in the season which shows that she has been in winning form this season. Kiki Bertens is the reigning champions at this event as she won the title last season. With form and location favourable, Kiki Bertens will be very hard to stop in this tournament.
This will be the first time that Kiki Bertens and Martina Trevisan will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Kiki Bertens to win this match. Kiki Bertens is a much stronger player when compared to Martina Trevisan. Bertens has been in good form and has a great record at this event so I see her winning this match some ease.