Polona Hercog (@1.14) vs Meiling Wang (@5.75)

Our Prediction:

Polona Hercog will win

Polona Hercog – Meiling Wang Match Prediction | 10-09-2019 02:00

But Germanys Maria has been in impressive form in her own right so far at the Miami Open. She opened her account with a convincing 6-1 6-4 win over Anna Karolina Schmiedlova before recording another straight-sets win in the second round against Italys 29th seed Camila Giorgi. However, Stephens should have the defensive skills to negate Marias net-rushing attack. Provided she doesnt dwell too long on any errors and missed chances, the last 16 should be well-within reach for the fourth seed.

But one does rather suspect that if Bencic had been at the top of her game, the outcome would have been much different. In this third round matchup, two out-of-sorts players, hoping to return to their A game, will clash. But Yulia Putintseva, who has had a miserable start to the year, did impress in taking out the in-form, if weary-looking, Belinda Bencic in her second round match. In that match, Putintseva won only 66% of her service points a stat which will need drastic improvement if she hopes to win against the 11th seed.

She certainly looked more at ease on court than she has in recent months in dismissing Taylor Townsend 6-3 6-1, a match many expected to be more competitive. But when Halep is at the top of her game, precious few can find a way through. Perhaps most importantly by keeping her from engaging in the sort of destructive negativity that has proved to be her undoing in the past. Simona Haleps new coach, Daniel Dobre, is obviously helping the Romanian. Dobre has worked with the former world #1 before and clearly knows the Halep game, warts and all.

Chinese #1 Wang Qiang, however, will not be complaining about the Americans absence, as she moves in to the fourth round in Williams stead. But who will join Wang in the last 16? But even without the 23-time Major champion, day five in the Sunshine State should see no shortage of great tennis as, amongst others, the hard-hitting Danielle Collins and defending champion Sloane Stephens take to the court. The star power on display at the Miami Open dimmed with Serena Williams withdrawal from the Miami Open due to a knee injury.

Tennis Scores at the U.S. Open

Indeed, Collins will surely need to find the same form which took her to the semifinals at the Miami Open last season if she hopes to progress. It is a win that will surely only add to her belief, particularly after she won her first title in Acapulco last month. Chinas fourth best broke the Svitolina serve four times to end the Ukrainians challenge. And with that belief wedded to the undeniable talent Wang possesses, she will pose a formidable threat to Danielle Collins of USA. Wang Yafan earned her first top ten win by eliminating Elina Svitolina in the second round in Miami.

The Chinese will provide a real challenge and expect Collins to have some tough moments. Thereafter, she was in complete control, blasting through Osuigwe in the second set to wrap up a 7-6 6-0 win. That impressive mentality, a willingness to dig deep and find a path to victory, should stand her in good stead against Wang. In Collins opening match against 15-year-old American Whitney Osuigwe, she came out looking short of focus, but just about managed to claim the first set in a tiebreak. Indeed, another run to the semifinals looks very possible for the University of Virginia alum. But the swaggering American should ultimately have too much.

The current season has begun with 3 defeats since the first round in the Auckland, Sydney and Australian Open tournaments. And at Roland Garros he managed a very good tennis, being defeated only in the third round of Sloane Stephens. The best result he got at Lugano, where he managed to pass his first career WTA title. On the grass of Eastbourne he has already won 4 victories, winning two qualifying matches, and Pauline Parmentier and Barbora Strycova passed the main painting.

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She also suffered an alarming mental lapse in the second set of her second-round match, allowing her opponent Katerina Siniakova to bagel her as a result. She recovered to win it in the decider, but such a cavalier approach will almost certainly be punished by Putintseva. Anastasija Sevastova has, however, had challenges of her own. But unfortunately, little about her play so far this season suggests she is up to the challenge of doing so. Indeed, the Latvian hasnt yet made it past the fourth round at any event this season. To stand any chance, the Latvian will need to clean up her double faults and keep her composure.

Polona Hercog vs Simona Halep WTA Eastbourne 26.06.2019

Thats the unenviable task at hand for Slovenias Polona Hercog. Maybe Hercog will remember how she beat Halep in 2009 and draw upon that experience. But Halep has improved considerably in the decade since and, as a result, that experience probably wont help Hercog fend off a controlled and confident Halep. While her return of serve was impressive in her second-round victory over Misaki Doi of Japan, Hercog will need much more than that to upend the second seed.

Sloane Stephens made light work of Tatjana Maria in their only previous meeting, which came in Cincinnati last August, losing only five games. She certainly had far too much for Ons Jabeur, thrashing the Tunisian 6-2 6-3 in second-round action. Whilst Stephens has had a tough go of things so far in 2019, the fans at her hometown tournament have offered their vocal support to the defending Miami Open champion. And Stephens looks to be responding, as she searches for the level of play which led her to the 2018 championship.

Simona starts up as favorite in this match, trying to continue the good shape shown in the previous match. However, the direct matches between the two were very balanced, decided each time in the decisive set. Polona Hercog is already very common with the grass, while Simona has played one match, and I will choose a balanced match as the main prediction, being very likely to be decided again in a decisive set.

He managed a decent slag season, being defeated in the Madrid final by Kiki Bertens, while at Roland Garros he was defeated in quarter-finals by Australian champion Ashleigh Barty. He debuted excellently in his first tournament on the grass, winning a solid victory against Su Wei Hsieh, a very inconvenient player. He is ranked 7th in the WTA ranking, descending to the standings after being eliminated from the Roland Garros tournament.

She won one of the best results of the year in the Madrid tournament, where she got to the last act but was defeated by Kiki Bertens. Without having great expectations in this tournament, Simones game was far above expectations, losing only 2 games, the match lasting under 1 hour. Slag is found to be the preferred area for the Romanian, where he can play his best tennis.