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Laura Siegemund vs. Veronika Kudermetova - 9/12/19 Japan Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Veronika Kudermetova vs. Laura Siegemund
Date & Time Thursday September 12, 2019, 3:00 AM (EDT)
Regional Park Tennis Stadium
Hiroshima, Japan
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German tennis player, Laura Siegemund has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Japan Women’s Open in Hiroshima. At this stage of the tournament, Siegemund is set to play against Veronika Kudermetova from Russia. 

Laura Siegemund enters this match having won her previous outing in 3 sets. It was a close match but Siegemund held her nerve to win the final set 7-5. During the victory, Laura Siegemund impressed with her receiving as she won 43% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 6 occasions. The serving was also solid from Laura Siegemund as she won 75% of her service games. Despite the form she showed in the previous round, this is expected to be a tough match for Veronika Kudermetova as she is playing against the number 2 seed. 

Looking at Veronika Kudermetova, the Russian player was very impressive in the previous round as the defeated Christina McHale in straight sets. The first set was determined via a tiebreaker before Kudermetova won the second set 6-2. Veronika Kudermetova impressed with her receiving as she won 51% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. Veronika Kudermetova has looked very impressive in this tournament as both of her wins have been in a dominant manner. 

This will be the first time that Veronika Kudermetova and Laura Siegemund will be playing each other at a WTA event. 

Both Laura Siegemund and Veronika Kudermetova have played well in this tournament, which means that this should be a close match. As far as predicting a winner is concerned, I am going to pick Veronika Kudermetova to win this match. While Siegemund has been winning, she has been giving her opponents chances while Kudermetova has been much more clinical. Veronika Kudermetova is the higher-ranked player and I see her being good enough to get the victory in this match. 

Veronika Kudermetova

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis, cricket and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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