Jennifer Brady vs. Maria Sakkari
|Date & Time||Friday June 14, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
Nottingham Tennis Centre
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The 2019 WTA Nottingham Open has reached the quarterfinals where Greek tennis player, Maria Sakkari will play against Jennifer Brady from the United States.
Maria Sakkari was very solid during her previous match as she defeated Ivana Jorović in straight sets. During the win, Sakkari served exceptionally well. Maria Sakkari won 67% of her service points which led her to win 89% of her service games. In addition to that, Maria Sakkari also won 4 return games to set up a comfortable victory. It has been a really impressive few months for Sakkari as she recently won WTA Morocco Open and made the semifinals of the WTA Italian Open. Sakkari’s record on grass is impressive as she has a win rate of 63%. It has been a good start to the 2019 grass court season for Maria Sakkari and she will feel that she is in a very good position to potentially win the tournament.
Looking at her opponent, Jennifer Brady won her previous match in 3 sets. It was a close contest but Jennifer Brady managed to gain momentum in the final set which allowed her to win the overall contest. During the victory, Brady won 63% of her service game and 6 return games. It has been a good tournament for Jennifer Brady but this is expected to be a significantly tougher contest since she will be playing against the number 4 seed.
Jennifer Brady and Maria Sakkari have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2016 where Jennifer Brady won in straight sets.
Jennifer Brady played well to win her previous match but I see her losing this fixture. Maria Sakkari has established herself as a top player over the past few months and following her title win, she seems to be playing with a lot of confidence. Sakkari has been outstanding throughout this tournament and I see her continuing her winning ways by defeating Jennifer Brady and earning a spot in the semifinals.