Sachia Vickery vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
|Date & Time||Friday April 5, 2019, 4:00 PM (EDT)|
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Sachia Vickery and Magdalena Rybarikova meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Monterrey Open.
Sachia Vickery is coming off a three sets win over Nao Hibino that took 37 games to decide. In the victory, Vickery won 60 percent of her first serve points and 39 percent of her second serve points. Vickery won 52 percent of his total service points and converted on nine of her 26 break points. Vickery hasn’t played the cleanest game up to this point, but she’s given herself a combined 39 break points in her last five sets, something that will give her a chance to beat anybody if those numbers continue. Vickery has a chance to win three straight matches on the main tour for the first time since last years Monterrey Open. Vickery has won five of his last eight matches on outdoor hard court.
Magdalena Rybarikova is coming off a three sets win over Stefanie Voegele that took 29 games to decide. In the victory, Rybarikova won 68 percent of her first serve points and 46 percent of her second serve points. Rybarikova won 61 percent of his total service points and converted on four of her eight break points. Rybarikova has pushed through back-to-back matches in which she’s lost the first set, and that should do wonders for her confidence considering she entered this tournament losing 10 of her last 11 matches. Rybarikova has a shot to keep matching on if she continues to pile up the free points with her serve. Rybarikova has a chance to win three matches in a row for the first time since making the final in Birmingham last June. Rybarikova has split her last six matches on outdoor hard court.
These two have played once, which was last year in Monterrey, a match Vickery won in straight sets. The match took 15 games to be decided.
Both of these players have been hit or miss, but Vickery has been a return machine in her last two matches and she absolutely dominated Rybarikova in their only meeting. Rybarikova has also gotten off to slow starts in both of her matches and entered this tournament in simply brutal form. You just feel like it won’t be long before Rybarikova runs out of gas given the way she’s struggled.
I give Vickery the edge.