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

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Prediction and head to head Elise Mertens vs. Heather Watson

Elise Mertens and Heather Watson will face off in the 2nd round of the Australian Open for the 5th time of their career. They are scheduled to compete on Thursday at 1 pm (est) on Court 22. Here you can find the head to head analysis and the prediction.

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 -> 1.25
Heather Watson -> 4.00

 

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Prediction and head to head Elise Mertens vs. Heather Watson

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
2020 2019 2018
0 - 0
0 - 0

This will be the 5th time that Elise Mertens and Heather Watson play each other. The head to head is 3-1 for Mertens (see full H2H stats),but they are 1-1 on hard.

The last time that they competed against each other, Watson won 6-75 6-4 7-5 in the quarter in Hobart back in January 2020.

Elise Mertens

Ranked no. 17, Mertens reached the quarter after beating Danka Kovinic 6-2 6-0.

In the 1st round, Mertens had a good straight sets win against Kovinic (6-2 6-0). During the match Mertens scored 55 points vs Kovinic’s 30. Mertens was extremely aggressive to blast 18 winners.

Talking about serving, Mertens blasted 2 aces and she committed only 3 double faults. Elise Mertens was extremely effective on serve to win 78% (18/23) of her 1st serve and 67% (12/18) on the second serve. This was the main reason for not conceding a single break during the match. Elise broke Kovinic 5 times after converting 83% of her break points (5/6).

Mertens has a weak win-loss record in the last 8 years having won 36% of her matches (558-317). 5-2 on hard in 2020. In connection with her performance on the same surface of this competition, Mertens has a 157-101 win-loss record in the last 8 years on hard.

Mertens has a 5-2 win-loss record in 2020, 5-2 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Elise lost in the 3rd round 6-3 6-2 to Madison Keys.

Heather Watson

Ranked no. 75, heather reached the quarter after beating Kristyna Pliskova 4-6 6-3 6-1.

In the 1st round against Pliskova, Watson recovered from a 1-set down deficit before winning (4-6 6-3 6-1). During the match Watson scored 98 points vs Pliskova’s 77. The Brit was extremely aggressive to blast 34 winners.

Talking about serving, Watson blasted 9 aces and she committed only 3 double faults. Overall, Heather Watson was extremely effective on serve to win 79% (34/43) of her 1st serve and 53% (17/32) on the second serve. However, this didn’t prevent her to concede the serve twice. The Brit broke Pliskova 5 times after converting 45% of her break points (5/11).

Watson has a winning record in the last 10 years having won 53% of her matches (637-571). 7-2 on hard in 2020. Regarding her performance on the same surface of this event, Watson has a 195-185 win-loss record in the last 10 years on hard.

Watson’s best result of the year was reaching the semi-finals in Hobart.

Watson has a 7-2 win-loss record in 2020, 7-2 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Watson had to bow in the 1st round 6-1 6-2 to Petra Martic.

Live score

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1st
Mertens
Watson
6-3
6
3
5
3
4
3
2nd
Mertens
Watson
6-0
6
0
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
2nd
Mertens 6-0
Mertens
Watson
6
0
5
0
4
0
3
0
2
0
1
0
Serves
MertensWatson
6
0
15
0
30
0
40
0
30
30
30
40
MertensWatson
5
0
15
0
30
0
40
0
MertensWatson
4
0
15
0
30
0
40
0
MertensWatson
3
0
0
15
15
15
15
30
15
40
30
40
40
40
A
40
MertensWatson
2
0
15
0
15
15
30
15
40
15
MertensWatson
1
0
15
0
30
0
30
15
30
30
40
30
1st
Mertens 6-3
Mertens
Watson
6
3
5
3
4
3
Serves
MertensWatson
6
3
0
15
15
15
30
15
30
30
40
30
40
40
A
40
MertensWatson
5
3
15
15
30
15
40
15
40
30
MertensWatson
4
3
0
15

H2H Performance in the tournament

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Mertens Watson
Match played 1 1
Tot Set 2 3
Tot Games 14 26
Pts 55-30 98-77
Total Points 85 175
Winners 18 34
%Winners 33% 35%

Both Mertens and Watson played 1 matche. At the moment, Heather Watson dropped 1 set while Elise Mertens hasn’t conceded a set so far. Mertens has played 1 sets less than Watson (2 vs 3). Therefore, Mertens played 12 games less than Watson. The Belgian scored 18 winners (33% on total points). On the other side, The Brit blasted 34 winners (35%).

Serve Performance

Serve Mertens Watson
Aces 2 9
Avg per match 2 9
1st in 23/41 43/75
%1st in 56% 57%
1st pts 18/23 34/43
%1st pts 78% 79%
2nd pts 12/18 17/32
%2nd pts 67% 53%

Mertens blasted 2 aces . Watson blasted 9 aces . Mertens won 78% points behind her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 67% of the points. On the other side, Watson won 79% points on her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 53% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Mertens Watson
Won 5 5
Converted 5/6 5/11
% Converted 83% 45%
Conceded 0 4
Saved 0 2
% Saved NAN% 50%
Times Broken 0 2

The Belgian broke her opponent 5 times with 83% conversion rate. The Belgian was rock solid on her serve as she has never conceded a single service game after saving 0 break points. The Brit broke her opponent 5 times with 45% conversion rate. The Brit conceded her serve twice and she saved 50% of the break points that she conceded.

Mertens
R1
Kovinic
Total
Score 6-2 6-0
Tot Set 2 2
Tot Games 14 14
pts 55-30 55-30
Total points 85 85
Winners 18 18
%Winners 33% 33%
SERVE
Aces 2 2
Double Faults 3 3
1st in 23/41 23/41
% 1st in 56% 56%
1st pts 18/23 18/23
% 1st pts 78% 78%
2nd pts 12/18 12/18
% 2nd pts 67% 67%
Breaks
Won 5 5
Converted 5/6 5/6
Converted % 83% 83%
Conceded 0 0
Saved 0 0
Saved % 0% 0%
Times Broken 0 0
Watson
R1
Pliskova
Total
Score 4-6 6-3 6-1
Tot Set 3 3
Tot Games 26 26
pts 98-77 98-77
Total points 175 175
Winners 34 34
%Winners 35% 35%
SERVE
Aces 9 9
Double Faults 3 3
1st in 43/75 43/75
% 1st in 57% 57%
1st pts 34/43 34/43
% 1st pts 79% 79%
2nd pts 17/32 17/32
% 2nd pts 53% 53%
Breaks
Won 5 5
Converted 5/11 5/11
Converted % 45% 45%
Conceded 4 4
Saved 2 2
Saved % 50% 50%
Times Broken 2 2

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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