Former world number 1, Victoria Azarenka has made it into the second round of the 2019 WTA Mexican Open. Victoria Azarenka will now play against Tatjana Maria from Germany.
Victoria Azarenka won her opening match in straight sets as she beat the number 2 seed, Danielle Rose Collins. During the win, Azarenka was exceptionally strong while receiving as she won 59% of her return games. Victoria Azarenka won 6 return games which ensured she was comfortably leading the entire contest. Victoria Azarenka has won 20 WTA titles including 2 Grand Slams which means that she is hugely accomplished.
On the other side of the coin, Tatjana Maria also won her opening match in straight sets. It was a relatively close match for Maria although she won a vital tiebreaker in the final set to get the overall victory. It is important to note that Tatjana Maria struggled with her serve in the previous match as she allowed her opponent to win 4 break points. Tatjana Maria has played over 850 matches in WTA events which shows her great experience. That being said, Maria has only won 1 WTA title which shows that she is far less accomplished when compared to her opponent for this match.
This will be the first time that Victoria Azarenka and Tatjana Maria will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Tatjana Maria and Victoria Azarenka both had strong starts to the tournament meaning we should expect a high-quality tennis match. As far as a winner is concerned, I am going to pick Victoria Azarenka to win. Maria had problems with her serve in the opening match and I see Victoria Azarenka being good enough to exploit the weakness. Victoria Azarenka is very accomplished and experienced and I see her making it into the third round of the 2019 WTA Mexican Open.