Here you can watch a short video summary of the previous direct meeting between the two players, the game played in the spring of 2016, in the second round of the Premier Mandatory tournament in Indian Wells, California.
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◾️Former world number one, Serena Williams, currently ranked 10th in the WTA hierarchy, is only for the second time in her career on the main board of the ASB Classic, the WTA International tournament with total prizes worth $ 275,000.
◾️In 2016, the year of his previous participation in Auckland, the player born in Saginaw, Miami, failed to overcome the sixteenth round of finals, being defeated in three sets by compatriot Madison Brengle.
◾️If in the first round of the current edition, Serena prevailed relatively lightly against the Italian Camila Giorgi, 99th WTA place, score 6-3, 6-2, in the best, tennis at 38 years old needed three sets (3- 6, 6-2, 6-3) to overtake another United States athlete, Christina McHale, 86th WTA.
◾️Tennis player 31-year-old Laura Siegemund, 73rd in the WTA standings, is present for the second consecutive year on the main board of the ASB Classic Auckland, New Zealand, where she stopped in the final sixteen of the previous edition, after the defeat suffered in minimum sets, 3-6, 2-6, in front of Danish player Caroline Wozniacki.
◾️Until the quarter-finals of the current edition, Siegemund passed in the first round with a 6-2 double by American Caty McNally, 118th WTA, and in the eighth won in three sets, score 5-7, 6-2 and 6- 3 against the revelation Cori Gauff, the world number 67, only 15 years old.
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◽️She also participates in the double competition, where she pairs with Danish Caroline Wozniacki.
◽️8 of the last 10 matches played ended in minimum sets.
◽️Has no less than 73 WTA trophies, the last one won three years ago in Australia (Australian Open).
◽️He suffered 4 injuries only last year.
◽️Serena has lost only 6 of the 34 matches played in 2019, on all surfaces.
◽️Twice stopped Siegemund in the Auckland tournament qualifiers in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
◽️The 27th WTA ranks the best German sportswoman in the hierarchy.
◽️Throughout his career, he was awarded only two WTA trophies, both on slag.
◽️However, the balance of the parties disputed on the hard is a positive one, 134 victories out of a total of 255 parties disputed on this kind of surface.
◽️56.3% is the percentage of points earned by Siegemund on his own service, within the WTA competitions held in 2019.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Serena Williams vs Laura Siegemund
Serena Williams has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Auckland Open in New Zealand. Serena Williams will now play against Laura Siegemund from Germany.
Laura Siegemund defeated Caty McNally in straight sets in the previous round. It was a good win for Siegemund as she only lost 4 games during the entire match. The receiving was especially strong from Laura Siegemund as she won 65% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. While the receiving was impressive, there were some issues for Laura Siegemund as she struggled with her serve. Laura Siegemund only won 63% of her service games. Laura Siegemund must improve her serve if she wishes to compete with Serena Williams in this match.
On the other side of the coin, Serena Williams had to play for 3 sets to win her previous match. It was a poor start to the match for Serena but the American superstar was incredibly strong in the final 2 sets to win the match. Serena received serve incredibly well during the victory as she won 49% of her receiving points which allowed her to win 6 return games. Serena Williams will feel in good form following her win in the previous round and that should make her extremely tough to beat.
Serena Williams and Laura Siegemund have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2016 at the Indian Wells Masters where Serena Williams won in straight sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Serena Williams to win. Serena has looked in decent touch throughout this tournament and she seems to be much stronger than the rest of the field at this tournament. There is a big gap in skill between the two players and I see Serena Wiliams winning this match in straight sets.
Prediction Today: Under 2.5 sets in the match