Qiang Wang vs. Bernarda Pera
|Date & Time||Thursday May 2, 2019, 5:00 AM (EDT)|
TK Sparta Praha
Prague, Czech Republic
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Qiang Wang and Bernarda Pera meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Prague Open.
Qiang Wang is coming off a three sets win over Mandy Minella that took 27 games to decide. In the victory, Wang won 59 percent of her first serve points and 58 percent of her second serve points. Wang won 59 percent of her total service points and converted on seven of her 14 break points. Wang has won both of her matches this tournament in three sets, and while her serve can improve, she’s produced a combined 13 breaks in her last two matches. Wang has won five of her last six matches that have gone the distance. Wang hopes to win at least three matches for the third time in her last five tournaments. Wang has won two of her last three matches on clay court.
Bernarda Pera is coming off a straight sets win over Antonia Lottner that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Pera won 65 percent of her first serve points and 53 percent of her second serve points. Pera won 62 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her seven break points. Pera has won both of her matches in straight sets and is getting a high percentage of first serves in play despite being broken three times. While her competition hasn’t been great, this is easily some of the best tennis Pera has played in quite some time. Pera hopes to win three straight matches for the first time since Guangzhou, which was back in September. Pera has won four of her last six matches on clay court.
These two have played once, which was in Indian Wells this year, a match Wang won in straight sets. The match took 21 games to be decided.
This will be a big test for Pera, who hasn’t beaten a player inside the top-100 since Doha qualifying. Because of that, it’s hard to get behind Pera and her lack of consistent success. Wang can be up and down with her serve, but her return remains on point and she’s quietly put together some decent stretches this year.
Wang should win this match, possibly in straight sets.