Ons Jabeur vs. Angelique Kerber
|Date & Time||Friday June 28, 2019, 6:00 AM (EDT)|
Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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Ons Jabeur and Angelique Kerber meet in the semifinals of the 2019 tennis Eastbourne International.
Ons Jabeur is coming off a three sets win over Alize Cornet that took 28 games to decide. In the victory, Jabeur won 65 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Jabeur won 58 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her seven break points. Jabeur got 53 percent of her first serves in play and saved eight of her 12 break points. Jabeur has won three of her four matches in straight sets and has now won five straight matches that have gone the distance. Jabeur looks to make her first final appearance since last years Kremlin Cup and the second final appearance of her career. Jabeur has three career wins over top-10 players, two of those wins coming last year. Jabeur has won five of her last six matches on grass court.
Angelique Kerber is coming off a straight sets win over Simona Halep that took 19 games to decide. In the victory, Kerber won 60 percent of her first serve points and 71 percent of her second serve points. Kerber won 63 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her seven break points. Kerber got 71 percent of her first serves in play and saved three of her five break points. Kerber has yet to drop a set through three matches and has been highly efficient with her serve up to this point, saving nine of her 13 break points overall. Kerber looks to make her second final appearance of the year and the 30th final appearance of her career. Kerber has won six of her last seven matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Jabeur has been really solid on grass these past couple of weeks and has this grinder mentality that’s allowed her to stay in matches and outwork her opponent. The problem is Kerber has been arguably the best player on grass over the last two years and has been serving at a high level this tournament. When Kerber isn’t beating herself and making these silly errors, she’s tough to bet against.
I like Kerber to make her second final of the year.