Olga Govortsova vs Petra Martic
|Date & Time||Thursday September 13, 2018, 7:00 PM (EDT)|
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Petra Martic has made it into the second round of the 2018 WTA Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City where she will be playing Olga Govortsova.
Olga Govortsova enters this match having won her opening round fixture in straight sets against Kristie Ahn. Govortsova was very dominant in her victory with the most impressive aspect of her game being her serving. Olga Govortsova managed to win every single service game and won close to 70% of the points played during her service. In addition to that, Olga Govortsova also managed to break serve 3 times which allowed her to win the match easily. Olga Govortsova is a very experienced player having turned pro in 2002. Considering the great form and the huge amount of experience, Olga Govortsova will be very hard to beat in this tournament.
That being said, Olga Govortsova will be taking on the tournaments number 2 seed, Petra Martic. Martic won her first round match very easily as she won in straight sets. In that victory, Martic only lost 2 games in the entire match in what was a very dominant performance. It has been a very good few weeks for Petra Martic as she won the WTA 125K event in Chicago last week. This match is expected to be a bigger test for Petra Martic than the opening round since Olga Govortsova is very experienced and also playing well but considering Martic just won a title, I don’t see her losing.
All in all, I am going to pick Petra Martic to win this match. Martic is ranked over 100 spots above Olga Govortsova and is a much better player at this moment in time. While Olga Govortsova has been playing very well, Martic has simply been playing even better. I see Petra Martic making the second round of this tournament.