Evgeniya Rodina vs. Madison Keys
|Date & Time||Friday July 6, 2018, 7:00 AM (EDT)|
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Madison Keys and Evgeniya Rodina meet in the third round of the 2018 tennis Wimbledon.
Madison Keys is coming off a straight sets win over Luksika Kumkhum that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Keys won 68 percent of his first serve points and 52 percent of his second serve points. Keys got 68 percent of her first serves in play and finished with just 18 unforced errors. As long as Keys can keep her unforced error numbers under 20, she gives herself an incredible chance of winning any match. With her power, Keys usually controls and dictates each point. It’s a matter of making silly mistakes that usually determine the outcome of the match. So far, so good for the American Keys, who looks for her fourth straight deep grand slam run. Keys hopes to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the 10th time in her last 12 tries. Keys has won 10 of her last 12 matches on grass court.
Evgeniya Rodina is coming off a three sets win over Sorana Cirstea that took 25 games to decide. In the victory, Rodina won 56 percent of his first serve points and 50 percent of his second serve points. Rodina had just nine unforced errors in her victory and converted in six of her 14 break chances. It was an overall clean performance, but Rodina must improve her service numbers if she’s going to make an even deeper Wimbledon run. It’s tough to win less than 60 percent of your first serve points and expect to beat some of the top players in the world. Being error free and keeping the ball in play won’t be enough for the Russian to win this match. Rodina hopes to make the fourth round of a grand slam for the first time in her career. Rodina has won five straight matches on grass court.
This will be the first ever match between these two players.
I’ve said it a million times, as long as Keys doesn’t pile up the unforced errors, she’s going to be fine and win a ton of matches. So far, Keys has played clean tennis and has controlled her power. That’s bad news for a player such as Rodina, who doesn’t see this type of quality or power often in smaller tournaments.
Keys wins in straight sets.