Elena Rybakina vs. Kristen Flipkens
|Date & Time||Friday June 14, 2019, 10:30 AM (EDT)|
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Belgian tennis player, Kristen Flipkens has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Rosmalen Grass Court Championships. At this stage of the competition, Kristen Flipkens will compete against Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan.
Kristen Flipkens eliminated the number 4 seed in the previous round. It was a very strong performance by Flipkens as she defeated an accomplished player in straight sets. During the win, Kristen Flipkens heavily relied on her receiving. Flipkens won 46% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. The serving was a slight concern for Kristen Flipkens as she lost 4 service games. The Rosmalen Grass Court Championships is a strength for Kristen Flipkens as she has made the finals of this event twice in the past. Considering her record at this venue, Flipkens should be confident as she plays this match.
Looking at her opponent for this match, Elena Rybakina looked in very good touch during the previous round as she eliminated the number 9 seed in straight sets. Overall, it was a well-rounded performance by Rybakina as she won 4 break points and won 80% of her service games. At the age of 19, Elena Rybakina is still very inexperienced on the WTA circuit which could be an important factor to consider since this is a quarterfinal match. It is important to note that Elena Rybakina is yet to make it to a WTA final. Lacking big match WTA experience could place Elena Rybakina at a disadvantage since her opponent has made multiple WTA finals and has 1 WTA title.
This will be the first time that Elena Rybakina and Kristen Flipkens will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Elena Rybakina is a very big talent on the WTA circuit but she lacks the experience at WTA tournaments. Her opponent, Kristen Flipkens has played on the WTA tour for a long period of time and she has an outstanding record at this venue as she has made the final of this event twice in the past. Flipkens has an advantage in experience and I see that being enough for her to win this match.