H2H Elise Mertens vs. Heather Watson | Hobart prediction, odds, preview, pick

Hobart. Mertens and Watson will face off in the quarter of the Hobart International. See the H2H stats, betting odds, preview and predictions of their next match

Prediction and head to head Elise Mertens vs. Heather Watson

Elise Mertens and Heather Watson will play each other in the quarter of Hobart International for the 4th time of their career. They are scheduled to play on Thursday at 3:00 pm on CENTRE COURT.

Elise Mertens: results and record

Ranked no. 17, Elise reached the quarter after defeating Christina Mchale 6-1 6-1 and Viktoria Kuzmova 6-1 6-0.

Previous match vs. Viktoria Kuzmova

In the 2nd round, The Belgian had a good straight sets win against Kuzmova (6-1 6-0). During the match Mertens scored 58 points vs. Kuzmova’s 28. The Belgian was extremely aggressive to blast 25 winners.

Talking about serving, Mertens blasted 4 aces and she committed only 2 double faults. Elise Mertens was extremely effective on serve to win 78% (25/32) of her 1st serve and 53% (10/19) on the second serve. This was the main reason for not conceding a single break during the match. Elise broke Kuzmova 5 times after converting 56% of his break points (5/9).

Overall Performance in this tournament

Mertens hasn’t dropped yet a set in this event to conquer 68% of the points she played.

Mertens winning performance

Mertens has a losing win-loss record in the last 8 years having won 36% of her matches (549-308). 4-1 on hard in 2020 In connection with her performance on the same surface of this tournament, Mertens has a 156-100 record in the last 8 years on hard.

The Belgian has a 4-1 win-loss record in 2020, 4-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year in Hobart

Mertens didn’t play in Hobart in 2019.

Heather Watson: results and record

Ranked no. 101, the Brit got to the quarter after defeating Hayley Carter 6-0 6-2, Nina Stojanovic 6-4 6-3 and Jil Teichmann 1-6 6-4 6-4.

Previous match vs. Jil Teichmann

In the 1st round against Belen Teichmann, Heather recovered from a 1-set down deficit before winning (1-6 6-4 6-4).-73) than Belen Teichmann. In fact, the world no. 17 won 73 points vs. Belen Teichmann’s. That means that Watson was more focused during the important points. Heather was extremely aggressive to blast 29 winners.

Talking about serving, Watson blasted 3 aces and she committed only 2 double faults. Heather Watson lost the serve 5 times and she saved 5 break points. Furthermore, Watson put 62% of her first serves in, winning 59% (29/49) of the points behind her 1st serve and 53% (16/30) on the 2nd serve. The Brit broke Belen Teichmann 4 times after converting 80% of his break points (4/5).

Watson winning performance

Watson has a winning win-loss record in the last 10 years having won 52% of her matches (607-561). 4-1 on hard in 2020 In connection with her performance on the same surface of this competition, Watson has a 192-184 win-loss record in the last 10 years on hard.

Heather has a 4-1 win-loss record in 2020, 4-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year in Hobart

Watson lost in the 1st round 6-1 6-4 to Irina-Camelia Begu.

Hobart International Live score and result Elise Mertens vs. Heather Watson

Follow the live score and result of this match as soon as it starts

1st
Mertens
Watson
7-6
7
6
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6
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Watson
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1
1
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0
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Watson
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3rd
Watson 7-5
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2nd
Watson 6-4
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1st
Mertens 7-6
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Mertens vs Watson – Tournament Performance

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Mertens Watson
Match played 2 3
Tot Set 4 7
Tot Games 27 60
Pts 117-56 198-175
Total Points 173 373
Winners 47 76
%Winners 40% 38%

Mertens played 2 matches while Watson competed in 3 matches. Watson started her run from the qualifications while Mertens had a direct access to the main draw. At the moment, Heather Watson dropped 1 set while Elise Mertens hasn’t dropped a set so far. Mertens has played 3 sets less than Watson (4 vs 7). Therefore, Mertens played 33 games less than Watson. The Belgian scored 47 winners (40% on total points). On the other side, Heather blasted 76 winners (38%).

Serve Performance

Serve Mertens Watson
Aces 4 8
Avg per match 2 2.7
1st in 57/90 113/191
%1st in 63% 59%
1st pts 47/57 76/113
%1st pts 82% 67%
2nd pts 18/33 37/78
%2nd pts 55% 47%

Mertens blasted 4 aces (2 per match). Watson blasted 8 aces (2.7 per match). Mertens won 82% points on her first serve. Unfortunately, she struggling a bit too much on her second serve to win only 55% of the points. On the other side, Watson won 67% points behind her first serve. She won 47% points on her second serve.

How they played the important points

Breaks Mertens Watson
Won 10 14
Converted 10/17 14/23
% Converted 59% 61%
Conceded 3 23
Saved 3 15
% Saved 100% 65%
Times Broken 0 8

The Belgian broke her opponents 10 times with 59% conversion rate. The Belgian was rock solid on her serve as she has never conceded a single service game after saving 3 break points. Heather broke her opponents 14 times with 61% conversion rate. The Brit conceded her serve 8 times and she saved 65% of the break points that she conceded.

Draw

Mertens
R1
Mchale
R2
Kuzmova
Total
Score 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-0
Tot Set 2 2 4
Tot Games 14 13 27
pts 59-28 58-28 117-56
Total points 87 86 173
Winners 22 25 47
%Winners 37% 43% 40%
SERVE
Aces 0 4 4
Double Faults 2 2 4
1st in 25/39 32/51 57/90
% 1st in 64% 63% 63%
1st pts 22/25 25/32 47/57
% 1st pts 88% 78% 82%
2nd pts 8/14 10/19 18/33
% 2nd pts 57% 53% 55%
Breaks
Won 5 5 10
Converted 5/8 5/9 10/17
Converted % 63% 56% 59%
Conceded 0 3 3
Saved 0 3 3
Saved % 0% 0% 0%
Times Broken 0 0 0
Watson
Q1
Carter
Q3
Stojanovic
R1
Belen Teichmann
Total
Score 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-3 1-6 6-4 6-4
Tot Set 2 2 3 7
Tot Games 14 19 27 60
pts 57-35 68-63 73-77 198-175
Total points 92 131 150 373
Winners 20 27 29 76
%Winners 35% 40% 40% 38%
SERVE
Aces 0 5 3 8
Double Faults 2 6 2 10
1st in 27/39 37/73 49/79 113/191
% 1st in 69% 51% 62% 59%
1st pts 20/27 27/37 29/49 76/113
% 1st pts 74% 73% 59% 67%
2nd pts 5/12 16/36 16/30 37/78
% 2nd pts 42% 44% 53% 47%
Breaks
Won 6 4 4 14
Converted 6/12 4/6 4/5 14/23
Converted % 50% 67% 80% 61%
Conceded 3 10 10 23
Saved 2 8 5 15
Saved % 33% 20% 50% 52%
Times Broken 1 2 5 8

Prediction and head to head Elise Mertens vs. Heather Watson

This will be the 4th time that Elise Mertens and Heather Watson play each other. The head to head is 3-0 for Mertens (see full H2H stats), 1-0 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Mertens won 6-3 6-4 in the 2nd round in at the French Open back in 2018.

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Elise Mertens that should win in 2 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Elise Mertens is the pick to win this match.
Elise Mertens -> 1.16
Heather Watson -> 5.00

 

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Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Mertens
LWLWWWLWWW
Watson
LWWWWWWLLW
2020 2019 2018
11 - 5
13 - 5
9-5
Hard
12-4
2-0
I Hard
0-0
0-0
Clay
1-1

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