Saturday, 7 July 2018

Wimbledon 2018: DIATCHENKO TO BEAT OSTAPENKO @ 3-1

DIATCHENKO
DIATCHENKO TO BEAT OSTAPENKO @ 3-1

HOLD SERVE BREAK SERVE

Diatchenko 70.9% 42.3%

Ostapenko 65.5% 40.8%

Grass court win loss records read 17-10 Ostapenko against 18-11 Diatchenko so they are very similar in that regard, Ostapenko plays very aggressive and hits the ball tremendously hard but can be very wayward and does not have the consistency in her game at the minute. Diatchenko is a player of great potential who has had her career pretty much ruined by injuries over the last 3 years but she has worked her way back up into the top 100 from 350+ and with her results this week she should. Enter the top 50 and it is well deserved. Both players have been impressive here Ostapeno winning both her matches in straight sets and Diachenko coming through 5 matches so far with her three in qualifying which included a mighty impressive 6-2 6-2 win over Sofya Zhuk another promising Russian then the biggie when she overcame Maria Sharapova in three sets and more impressive was the way she backed that up beating Sofia Kenin and dropping just 4 games in the process. This match is quite a tough one to call as Ostapenko has the power to hit through her opponents if on a going day but I have been very impressed with how Diatchenko has stuck in games when behind and fought back, slight concern over her fitness but weighing it up she is a player playing at the top of her game and with sky high confidence so to be able to get 3-1 against a player who despite her successes is still relatively inexperienced is a no brainer for me. 

SASNOVICH TO BEAT GAVRILOVA @ 11-10

HOLD SERVE BREAK SERVE

SASNOVICH 60.8% 33.3%

GAVRILOVA 69.2% 30.3%

Gavrilova leads the head to head 1-0 winning on clay in Rome 2015, neither player would class grass as their favourite surface with their respective win loss records less than impressive Gavrilova 14-17 against Sasnovich 9-9 but so far in this tournament both has come through what looked fairly tough matches, but on closer inspection Gavrilova beat Stosur and Stosur has always been poor on grass and people still think of her as a top player but the simple fact is she is about to drop out of the world top 100 so that result was expected, Sasnovich beat Kvitova and was impressive with her variation and the Czech just imploded in the final set which she is always capable of doing but Sasnovich held it together well and her greater skill and variation should help her today against an opponent not particularly happy on the green stuff 

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