Dayana Yastremska vs. Viktorija Golubic
|Date & Time||Friday July 5, 2019, 8:00 AM (EDT)|
All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club
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Swiss tennis player Viktorija Golubic will play against Dayana Yastremska from Ukraine in the third round at Wimbledon.
Viktorija Golubic had a very good match in the previous round as she defeated Yulia Putintseva in straight sets. During the victory, Golubic received serve exceptionally well. Viktorija Golubic won 44% of her return points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. The receiving has been outstanding for Viktorija Golubic throughout this tournament as she has already won 10 return games in only 2 matches. While the receiving has thrived, Viktorija Golubic has had issues with her serve. Golubic lost 3 service games in her previous match. In this tournament, Viktorija Golubic has lost 7 service games. With the competition getting tougher, Viktorija Golubic must improve her serve if she wishes to progress.
On the other side of the coin, Dayana Yastremska defeated Sofia Kenin in 3 sets in the previous round. Dayana Yastremska had similar issues to Golubic as she struggled with her serve in the previous round. Dayana Yastremska lost 4 service games and allowed Kenin 13 break point opportunities. Yastremska won the match thanks to her receiving as she won 40% of her receiving points which allowed her to break Sofia Kenin’s serve on 5 occasions.
Dayana Yastremska and Viktorija Golubic have played each other twice in the past. Dayana Yastremska has won on both occasions. The most recent match between these two players was last week at the Eastbourne International where Dayana Yastremska won in straight sets.
Both Viktorija Golubic and Dayana Yastremska have had similar strengths and weaknesses so this should be a close match. As far as predicting a winner is concerned, I am siding with Dayana Yastremska to win. Dayana Yastremska beat Golubic only days ago and I see the Ukrainian having the momentum on her side. Dayana Yastremska had a big win in the previous round and I see her being good enough to win this match and progress through to the fourth round.