Elise Mertens: results and record
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
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
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Mertens vs Watson – Tournament Performance
Matches, sets, games and points
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%).
|Avg per match||2||2.7|
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
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.
|Score||6-1 6-1||6-1 6-0|
|% 1st in||64%||63%||63%|
|% 1st pts||88%||78%||82%|
|% 2nd pts||57%||53%||55%|
|Score||6-0 6-2||6-4 6-3||1-6 6-4 6-4|
|% 1st in||69%||51%||62%||59%|
|% 1st pts||74%||73%||59%||67%|
|% 2nd pts||42%||44%||53%||47%|
Prediction and head to head Elise Mertens vs. Heather Watson
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.
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