Alize Cornet vs. Sofia Kenin
|Date & Time||Wednesday September 11, 2019, 3:15 AM (EDT)|
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In the second round of the 2019 Zhengzhou Open, American tennis superstar Sofia Kenin is set to play against Alize Cornet from France.
Sofia Kenin was very impressive in the previous round as she defeated Chloe Paquet in straight sets. It was a dominant performance by Kenin as she won 90% of her service games and 4 return games. During the win, the serving was especially impressive from Sofia Kenin as she won 65% of her service points. It has been a strong few months for Sofia Kenin as she had a strong North American leg where she made the semifinals of both the Rogers Cup and Cincinnati Masters. Kenin made the third round of the US Open. Sofia Kenin looks in outstanding touch and she is expected to be very confident as she enters this match.
Looking at her opponent, Alize Cornet enters this match having defeated Lu Jiajing in straight sets. It was a comfortable win for Cornet as she won 67% of her service games and 6 return games. Leading up to this tournament, Alize Cornet has been playing relatively well as she made the quarterfinals of the Bronx Open. Cornet was eliminated in the second round of the US Open. This is expected to be a tough match for Alize Cornet as she is playing against a very strong opponent.
Alize Cornet and Sofia Kenin have played each other twice in the past. Both Kenin and Cornet have won on one prior occasion. The most recent match between these two players was earlier in the season at the Hobart International where Sofia Kenin won in straight sets.
Alize Cornet is a solid play and while she has been playing well, I see her losing this match. Sofia Kenin has been in outstanding touch and she has been competing with elite players. Kenin looks very confident and I see her being too strong for Alize Cornet in this match.