Serena Williams vs. Laura Siegemund - 1/9/20 Auckland Open Tennis Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Serena Williams vs. Laura Siegemund

Thursday, January 9, 2020 at 7:15 PM (ASB Centre)

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Serena Williams has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Auckland Open in New Zealand. Serena Williams will now play against Laura Siegemund from Germany. 

Laura Siegemund defeated Caty McNally in straight sets in the previous round. It was a good win for Siegemund as she only lost 4 games during the entire match. The receiving was especially strong from Laura Siegemund as she won 65% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. While the receiving was impressive, there were some issues for Laura Siegemund as she struggled with her serve. Laura Siegemund only won 63% of her service games. Laura Siegemund must improve her serve if she wishes to compete with Serena Williams in this match. 

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On the other side of the coin, Serena Williams had to play for 3 sets to win her previous match. It was a poor start to the match for Serena but the American superstar was incredibly strong in the final 2 sets to win the match. Serena received serve incredibly well during the victory as she won 49% of her receiving points which allowed her to win 6 return games. Serena Williams will feel in good form following her win in the previous round and that should make her extremely tough to beat. 

Serena Williams and Laura Siegemund have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2016 at the Indian Wells Masters where Serena Williams won in straight sets. 

As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Serena Williams to win. Serena has looked in decent touch throughout this tournament and she seems to be much stronger than the rest of the field at this tournament. There is a big gap in skill between the two players and I see Serena Wiliams winning this match in straight sets. 

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