Dustanee Aiava vs. Veronika Kudermetova
|Date & Time||Wednesday June 12, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
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Russian tennis player, Veronika Kudermetova has made it into the second round of the 2019 WTA Rosmalen Grass Court Championships. Veronika Kudermetova will now play against Destanee Aiava from Australia.
Destanee Aiava caused a major upset in the previous round as she eliminated Aryna Sabalenka in 3 sets. Prior to the match, it seemed that Aiava would be outclassed but the Australian showed great composure and skill to defeat the number 2 seed. During the win, Destanee Aiava showed great composure during the opening set as she managed to stay calm during a tiebreaker to win the set. Aiava did lose the second set but the Australian was outstanding to win the final set 6-4. During the win, Destanee Aiava won 77% of her service games and 3 return games. Aiava will need to continue her strong form if she wishes to win this match also.
On the other side of the coin, Veronika Kudermetova enters this match having won her previous fixture in straight sets. The Russian was outstanding during the opening round as she dominated her match through her returning. Veronika Kudermetova won 49% of her return points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. This looks like a potentially easy match for Veronika Kudermetova since her opponent lacks experience at this level but the Russian will need to play good tennis since Aiava has already upset Aryna Sabalenka.
There have been no prior matches between Veronika Kudermetova and Destanee Aiava.
Destanee Aiava was outstanding in the opening round and she showed that she has the ability to compete at this level. That being said, I am picking Veronika Kudermetova to win this match. Upsets like the win against Sabalenka happen usually once and it is unlikely that Destanee Aiava will be able to defeat another top player. Veronika Kudermetova has decent WTA experience and she has been playing WTA tennis for a few seasons. Veronika Kudermetova is the better player and I see her making it through to the next round.