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Petra Martic vs. Kristina Mladenovic - 4/26/19 Istanbul Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

K. Mladenovic at P. Martic
Date & Time Friday April 26, 2019, 10:00 AM (EDT)
Koza World of Sports
Istanbul, Turkey
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Croatian tennis player, Petra Martic has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Istanbul Open. Petra Martic will now face Kristina Mladenovic from France.

Kristina Mladenovic had a dominant win in the previous round as she beat Kateryna Kozlova in straight sets. It was an emphatic performance by Mladenovic as she only lost 3 games in the entire match. During the win, Kristina Mladenovic received serve exceptionally well as she won 64% of her receiving points which resulted in her winning 86% of her return games. Kristina Mladenovic only lost 1 return game in the entire match. Kristina Mladenovic last played at the Monterrey Open where she made the quarterfinals and it seems like the French player is looking confident in her ability as she enters this fixture.

On the other side of the tennis court, Petra Martic had a tough match in the previous round as she had to fight for 3 sets to get the win. Martic lost the opening set but fought back well to win the final 2 sets and the match. While the result was positive for Martic, the Croatian struggled with her serve as she lost 7 service games which put her in a very difficult position. This will be a tough match for Martic as she is not looking at her best and she is facing an inform opponent.

Petra Martic and Kristina Mladenovic have played twice in the past with both players winning on one occasion. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Miami Masters where Petra Martic won in 3 sets.

Looking at this fixture, I am going to pick Kristina Mladenovic to win this match. Kristina Mladenovic has looked in far better form when compared to Petra Martic. Martic looked very poor in her previous match and I see her losing this time around.

Kristina Mladenovic

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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