Svitolina - Barty
Fourth round starts at Indian Wells ,we have interesting match on the schuedule of WTA category. World racqiet No. 6 Elina Svitolina is playing against the talented 22-year-old Ashleigh Barty, both looking to reach quarter finals for first time at ndian Wells. For young Aussie, this is only the second performance of this Masters while Svitolina performs for the seventh time in a row but has never made any significant achievements. Just twice she had the chance to reach the quarter finale, but she not succeed in tackling obstacles and defeats by Garbine Muguru and Timea Bacsinszky in 2015 and 2017.
Svitolina played well in the first round of the match against the young American Sofia Kenin, who came after the defeat in the Acapulco finals and could have been off shortly after a hard week and failed to keep up the level of the game after winning the first set 3-6, Svitolina managed to return and after 2 hours and 30 minutes game has been able to get and make a comeback in the second and third set with 7-6 and 6-4. Also did not find well at the start of the match against Gavrilova in the second round as Gavrilovas was serving for set on 5-4 and in that moment Svitolina do her best and win first set with 5-7 . But in this victory it was not so great that Gavrilova did not know how to use it because Svitolina did not have a great service. She had won 55% of the first service and 32% on the second service and overall won 46% of total servise points. Svitolina in these two matches was broken 9 times, but again she found weak side of the opponent and came to victory.
Ashleigh Barty is coming off a straight sets win over Jennifer Brady 6-3 6-2. In this match Barty won 79 %of her first serve points and 59% of her second serve points ,also managed to win 4 of the 13 BP. She e also won in the first round in two sets against Maria Tatiana 6-4 6-4. Serving very good on this tournament so far , playing excellent on the return and I think she can reach her first quarterfinal.
- Barty has seven career wins over top-10 players, which includes two victories this season.
- Barty has won 10 of her last 12 matches on outdoor hard court.
After returning from the 18-month break from February 2016, Barty quickly managed to climb the top of the WTA list, so he was in the top 20 last two seasons. She has the best career ranking at the moment and if he gets Svitolina and reaches quaterfinale, she will be at top10.
The h2h numbers suggest that Svitolina should win this match, but her serve hasn’t held up in her first two matches so far, but after the first two matches it turned out that her service did not works best and a player such as Barty would take advantage of those breaks her past opponents couldn’t. Barty who returns service very well in this tournament and BP turns into games, gonna make a lot of problems to Svitolina. Barty’s form and focus will put her in her first ever quarterfinal.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 12.03. 22:00h