Sofia Kenin vs Vitalia Diatchenko
|Date & Time||Wednesday July 4, 2018, 6:30 AM (EDT)|
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19-year-old Sofia Kenin is one of the most talented players in the world. The teenager from the United States has already broken into the top 100 and has managed to reach the third round of the US Open before she has even reached 20. This is very impressive. She is will be in action in the second round of Wimbledon as she takes on Russian qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko.
Vitalia Diatchenko caused a massive upset in the opening round as she eliminated for world number 1, Maria Sharapova. It was a tough match for Vitalia Diatchenko but she managed to fight back from one set down to cause the biggest upset of the opening round. That win will be a massive confidence boost and the Russian will feel that she can make it deep in this tournament. Unfortunately for Vitalia Diatchenko, her second round will also be a big test but after beating Sharapova, the Russian will feel that she can win again.
On the other side of the coin, Sofia Kenin was dominant in her opening round win. The American showed her class and although she lost a set, she seemed to be in control all the way through the match. Kenin will feel lucky that Sharapova got knocked out and while Vitalia Diatchenko is an easier opponent, the American will need to be careful and not underestimate her opponent. That being said, Sofia Kenin is looking like the better player out of the two.
All in all, I am going to predict that Sofia Kenin wins this match. While Vitalia Diatchenko had a big win over Maria Sharapova, that victory will have taken a lot out of her. Sofia Kenin is a very good player and she will be fresh and ready. I am expecting this to be a close match but I see the American leaving with the victory. As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a great price to wager on Sofia Kenin to win so that seems like the best option.