Sofia Kenin vs. Elina Svitolina
|Date & Time||Friday August 9, 2019, 12:30 PM (EDT)|
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Sofia Kenin and Elina Svitolina meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Rogers Cup.
Sofia Kenin is coming off a straight sets win over Dayana Yastremska that took 16 games to decide. In the victory, Kenin won 78 percent of her first serve points and 59 percent of her second serve points. Kenin won 71 percent of her total service points and converted on four of her four break points. Kenin got 65 percent of her first serves in play and saved all six of her break points. Kenin has won six of her seven sets this tournament and has produced a combined 16 breaks. Kenin has four career wins over top-10 players, with two of those wins coming this year. Kenin has won four of her last five matches on hard court.
Elina Svitolina is coming off a straight sets win over Belinda Bencic that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Svitolina won 68 percent of her first serve points and 48 percent of her second serve points. Svitolina won 59 percent of her total service points and converted on six of her 13 break points. Svitolina got 58 percent of her first serves in play, saved three of her six break points and hit four aces. Svitolina has been broken eight times in her last five sets and has to serve at a much higher percentage. Svitolina looks to win three straight matches for the first time since making the semifinals of Wimbledon. Svitolina has won three of her last four matches on hard court.
Svitolina won the only meeting in this years Indian Wells, a match that was decided in three sets and 32 games.
This match could go either way, but you have to be encouraged how consistent Kenin has been lately, especially with her return. Kenin also pushed Svitolina when they played earlier this year, and the Ukrainian isn’t serving well at the moment. Unless Svitolina takes her game to another level, she’s going to be on the wrong side of this one. Kenin is a feisty, hungry player who seems to thrive in these moments.
I give the edge to Kenin.