Madison Brengle vs Monica Puig
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 12, 2018, 10:00 AM (EDT)|
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Monica Puig will be playing Madison Brengle in the second round of the WTA Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City, Canada.
Monica Puig enters this match having won her opening round match in straight sets. Puig was very dominant in that match as she won over 60% of the points played and broke her opponents serve 5 times. Puig enters this tournament as the number 3 seed and is in great form as she managed to make the semifinals of the WTA Connecticut Open event a few weeks ago. Puig was eliminated at the WTA Connecticut Open due to an abdominal injury. While the injury only occurred a few weeks ago, Puig looked like she was 100% in her opening match.
On the other side of the court, Madison Brengle in entering this match after winning her opening round match in 3 sets. Brengle had to fight hard for her victory and only managed to win due to the fact that she won the big points. The issue for Madison Brengle will be that her second round opponent, Monica Puig is much more skilled than her first round opponent. Looking at Madison Brengle’s opening round performance, the American will need to greatly improve if she wants to win. The biggest area which Madison Brengle needs to improve is her serving as she lost 7 service games in her opening round victory. While Madison Brengle managed to make up for her serving with good defensive tennis, she will struggle in this match since Puig is a very good server.
This will be the first time these two players are playing against each other.
All in all, I am going to predict Monica Puig to win this match. Puig is the better player and has been in much better form. In addition to that, Madison Brengle has had a big issue with her serving and I am expecting Puig to exploit that weakness very effectively in this match. I see Monica Puig making the third round.