Suarez Navarro vs. Venus
|Date & Time||Sunday July 3, 2016, 9:00 PM (EDT)|
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Venus Williams and Carla Suarez Navarro meet in the fourth round of the 2016 Wimbledon.
Venus Williams is coming off a three set win over Daria Kasatkina that took more than two and a half hours. In the victory, Venus won 53 of her 80 first serve points and racked up 35 winners and 41 unforced errors. Venus has played six sets and more than five hours of tennis in her last two matches. Venus has been able to make the shots when it matters most, but 92 unforced errors in three matches isn’t exactly great if she hopes for a deeper run. Venus continues to be hit or miss as she gets older, but you can never count out her experience in big matches. Venus hopes to make the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the third time since 2015. Venus has won eight of her last 10 matches on grass.
Carla Suarez Navarro is coming off a straight sets win over Marina Erakovic that took barely an hour to finish. In the victory, Suarez Navarro won 23 of 33 first serve points and racked up 21 winners and 14 unforced errors. Suarez Navarro is coming off her easiest match yet and has won no less than 69 percent of her first serve points. Suarez Navarro has gotten better in grand slam play recently and will be playing in the fourth round of the Wimbledon for the second time in her career. Suarez Navarro hopes to make the quarterfinals of a grand slam for the third time since 2014. Suarez Navarro has won six of her last eight matches on grass.
These two have split their previous six meetings. The most recent match was in the 2015 Wuhan Open, a match Venus won in straight sets. Three of the six matches are gone three sets and nobody has been able to win two straight matches against the other.
This match is truly a toss up considering both of these players have hit or miss performances. Honestly, I trust Suarez Navarro more in this match given her youth, athleticism and ability to make less errors. Venus is an unforced error machine at this point of her career and it costs her sets constantly.
Give me Suarez Navarro in three sets.