Jennifer Brady vs. Sofia Kenin
|Date & Time||Monday July 29, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
William H.G. Fitzgerald Tennis Stadium
Washington DC, USA
The Line: -- Over/Under:
American tennis superstar, Sofia Kenin is set to play at the 2019 WTA Citi Open in Washington D.C. Sofia Kenin will begin her tournament against Jennifer Brady who is also from the United States.
Jennifer Brady enters this tournament following a very grass-court season where she performed extremely well. Brady made the semifinals of the Nottingham Open where she defeated the likes of Maria Sakkari. Returning to the US should give Jennifer Brady a boost as she should receive good support from the crowd. Looking at her record, Jennifer Brady plays her best tennis on hard-courts meaning that she should enjoy the surface for this tournament. Brady has won 68% of her matches on hard-courts in 2019.
Looking at her opponent, Sofia Kenin enters this tournament as the number 3 seed. Kenin had a poor campaign at Wimbledon as she was eliminated in the second round. Despite that result, Kenin has been in outstanding form as she recently won the Mallorca Open. At Mallorca, Kenin defeated the likes of Anastasija Sevastova, Belinda Bencic and Elise Mertens. Sofia Kenin has won 2 WTA titles in 2019 and she looks to be constantly improving as a player. Kenin won the Hobart International in January which shows that she is very capable on hard-courts.
Sofia Kenin and Jennifer Brady have played each other once the past. The match was played in 2017 where Sofia Kenin won in 3 sets. The previous match between Brady and Kenin was played on the hard-court.
Taking all the information into consideration, I am going to pick Sofia Kenin to win this match. Jennifer Brady is a hugely skilled player but I see Kenin being in another level. At the age of 20, Kenin has already won 2 WTA titles which Brady has won none. Sofia Kenin looked in supreme form during the grass-court season and I see her form continuing as she defeats Jennifer Brady in this match.