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Kiki Bertens vs Viktoria Kuzmova - 3/23/19 WTA Tour - Miami Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Dutch tennis superstar, Kiki Bertens has made it into the third round of the 2019 WTA Miami Open in Florida. At this stage of the tournament, Kiki Bertens will play against Viktória Kužmová from Slovakia.

Viktória Kužmová won her previous match in 3 sets as she eliminated the number 31 seed, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova from Russia. It was a very close match where Viktória Kužmová lost the opening set but won the final 2 sets to secure the overall win. During the win, Viktória Kužmová won 77% of her service games and broke her opponents serve on 6 occasions. This will be a much tougher match for Viktória Kužmová as she is playing against the number 7 seed.

On the other side of the court, Kiki Bertens won her previous match in straight sets against Wang Xiyu. It was a dominant performance by Bertens as she only lost 5 games in the entire match. During the win, Bertens impressed with her serving as she won 75% of her service points which resulted in her winning all of her service games. Bertens was also very impressive while returning serve as she won 44% of her return games. Kiki Bertens won the St Petersburg Open earlier in the season which shows that she is in good form as she enters this match.

Kiki Bertens and Viktória Kužmová have played once in the past. The match was earlier in the season at WTA Doha where Viktória Kužmová upset Kiki Bertens by winning in 3 sets.

As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Kiki Bertens to win. Bertens is a much stronger player and she looks in very good form judging by her recent WTA title win and her emphatic second round win. With that in mind, I see Bertens winning with ease and making it into the fourth round.

Kiki Bertens

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