H2H, PREDICTION Elise Mertens vs Shuai Zhang | Australian Open odds, preview, pick

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Prediction and head to head Elise Mertens vs. Shuai Zhang

Elise Mertens and Shuai Zhang will fight against each other in the 3rd round of the Australian Open for the 4th time in their career. They are scheduled to play on Saturday at 1:00 pm on Kia Arena. In the following paragraphs, you can find the head to head analysis and prediction.

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

See updated oddsAs per the initial odds, Elise Mertens is the pick to win this match.
Elise Mertens -> 1.29
Shuai Zhang -> 3.9

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Prediction and head to head Elise Mertens vs. Shuai Zhang

This will be the 4th time that Elise Mertens and Shuai Zhang fight against each other. The head to head is 2-1 for Mertens (see full H2H stats),but they are 1-1 on hard.

The last time that they locked horns, Mertens won 6-3 6-3 in the 1st round in Madrid back in 2021.

Highlights Elise Mertens vs Shuai Zhang – Madrid 30-April-2021

Elise Mertens

Elise Mertens
Elise Mertens

3 - 1win/loss

Hard
3-1
I Hard
0-0
Rank
32
High
12
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Year Total Hard Clay I.hard Grass Carpet
2022 12-9 7-6 3-2 2-1 0-0 0-0
2021 33-20 20-10 9-5 2-2 2-3 0-0
2020 34-13 17-7 9-4 8-2 0-0 0-0
2019 35-27 23-14 4-6 1-3 7-4 0-0
2018 46-21 25-13 16-2 1-2 4-4 0-0

Ranked no. 26, Elise got to the 3rd round after defeating Vera Zvonareva 6-4 7-5 and Irina-Camelia Begu 6-3 6-2.

In the 2nd round, Mertens had a good straight sets win against Begu (6-3 6-2). During the match, Mertens scored 63 points vs Begu’s 42. Elise was pretty aggressive to blast 28 winners.

Regarding the service games, Mertens scored just 1 ace throughout the match and she committed only 2 double faults. Elise Mertens was very efficient on serve to win 76% (28/37) of her 1st serve and 59% (13/22) on the second serve. This was the main reason for not conceding a single break during the match. The Belgian broke Begu 3 times after converting 75% of her break points (3/4).

Overall Performance in this tournament

The Belgian started her run at this tournament from the qualifications. In the main draw, she hasn’t surrendered yet a set in this competition to conquer 57% of the points she played.

Mertens has a solid match record in the last 10 years having won 65% of her matches (360-190). 3-1 on hard in 2022. Regarding her performance on the same surface of this tournament, Mertens has a composed 202-91 record in the last years on hard.

The Belgian has an aggregate 3-1 win-loss record in 2022, 3-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Previously at the Australian Open

Mertens
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Shuai Zhang

Shuai Zhang
Shuai Zhang

2 - 2win/loss

Hard
2-2
I Hard
0-0
Rank
41
High
23
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Year Total Hard Clay I.hard Grass Carpet
2022 13-14 6-7 2-6 5-1 0-0 0-0
2021 23-28 8-11 4-8 5-5 6-4 0-0
2020 16-11 10-7 6-3 0-1 0-0 0-0
2019 31-26 17-17 5-5 3-0 6-4 0-0
2018 28-27 20-17 6-6 2-2 0-2 0-0

Ranked no. 74, the Chinese reached the 3rd round after beating Viktorija Golubic 6-3 6-4 and Elena Rybakina 6-4 1-0 ret..

In the 2nd round, Zhang had a good straight sets win against Rybakina (6-4 1-0 ret.). During the match Zhang scored 34 points vs Rybakina ‘s 28. Shuai was very aggressive to blast 16 winners.

About the serving games, Zhang scored 3 aces and she was pretty solid in conceding no double faults for the entire match. Shuai Zhang was quite efficient on serve to win 80% (16/20) of her 1st serve and 58% (7/12) on the second serve. This was the main reason for not conceding a single break during the match. Shuai broke Rybakina twice after converting 50% of her break points (2/4).

Zhang has a compiled 2-2 win-loss record in 2022, 2-2 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Previously at the Australian Open

Previously, her best result was reaching the quarter in 2016. See her history.

Zhang
Australian Open
Zhang's Record
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H2H Performance in the tournament

E.Mertens
S.Zhang
!
3h:07
3h:07
Time on court​
1h:59
1h:59
1h:15
1h:15
Last match​
!
0h:42
0h:42
2
2
Match played
2
2
39
39
Games Played​
30
30
4
4
Set played​​
5
5
143
143
Total points​
98
98
71.5
71.5
Avg point​
49
49
57
57
Winners
43
43
28.5
28.5
Avg Winners​
21.5
21.5
40%
40%
Ratio winners
44%
44%
-- Serve --
12
12
Aces
9
9
6
6
Avg Aces
4.5
4.5
7
7
Double Faults
1
1
3.5
3.5
Avg Double Faults
0.5
0.5
57/80
57/80
1st won total​
43/59
43/59
!
71%
71%
1st won %
!
73%
73%
29/52
29/52
2nd won total​
23/37
23/37
56%
56%
2nd won %
!
62%
62%
-- Break Points --
7/10
7/10
BP won
5/10
5/10
3.5/5
3.5/5
Avg BP won
2.5/5
2.5/5
!
70%
70%
Won
50%
50%
6
6
Conceded
3
3
3
3
Avg Conceded
1.5
1.5
2
2
Broken
1
1
1
1
Avg Broken
!
0.5
0.5
4
4
Saved
2
2

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Mertens Zhang
Match played 2 2
Tot Set 4 5
Tot Games 39 30
Pts 143-110 98-81
Total Points 253 179
Winners 57 43
%Winners 40% 44%

Both Mertens and Zhang played 2 matches. Both players have not lost a single set in this event so far. Mertens has played 1 set(s) less than Zhang (4 vs 5). However, it’s interesting to notice that Mertens played 9 games more than Zhang. Elise scored 57 winners (40% of the total points). On the other side, Zhang recorded 43 winners (44%).

Serve Performance

Serve Mertens Zhang
Aces 12 9
Avg per match 6 4.5
1st in 80/132 59/96
%1st in 61% 61%
1st pts 57/80 43/59
%1st pts 71% 73%
2nd pts 29/52 23/37
%2nd pts 56% 62%

Mertens scored 12 aces (6 per match). Zhang scored 9 aces (4.5 per match). Mertens won 71% points behind her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 56% of the points. On the other side, Zhang won 73% of the points behind her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 62% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Mertens Zhang
Won 7 5
Converted 7/10 5/10
% Converted 70% 50%
Conceded 6 3
Saved 4 2
% Saved 67% 67%
Times Broken 2 1

Mertens broke her opponents 7 times with a 70% conversion rate. Elise conceded her serve twice and she saved 67% of the break points that she conceded. Shuai broke her opponents 5 times with a 50% conversion rate. Zhang conceded her serve once and she saved 67% of the break points that she conceded.

Mertens
R1
Zvonareva
R2
Begu
Total
Score 6-4 7-5 6-3 6-2
Tot Set 2 2 4
Tot Games 22 17 39
pts 80-68 63-42 143-110
Total points 148 105 253
Winners 29 28 57
%Winners 36% 44% 40%
SERVE
Aces 11 1 12
Double Faults 5 2 7
1st in 43/73 37/59 80/132
% 1st in 59% 63% 61%
1st pts 29/43 28/37 57/80
% 1st pts 67% 76% 71%
2nd pts 16/30 13/22 29/52
% 2nd pts 53% 59% 56%
Breaks
Won 4 3 7
Converted 4/6 3/4 7/10
Converted % 67% 75% 70%
Conceded 4 2 6
Saved 2/4 2/2 4
Saved % 50% 100% 75%
Times Broken 2 0 2
Zhang
R1
Golubic
R2
Rybakina
Total
Score 6-3 6-4 6-4 1-0 ret.
Tot Set 2 2 4
Tot Games 19 11 30
pts 64-53 34-28 98-81
Total points 117 62 179
Winners 27 16 43
%Winners 42% 47% 44%
SERVE
Aces 6 3 9
Double Faults 1 0 1
1st in 39/64 20/32 59/96
% 1st in 61% 63% 61%
1st pts 27/39 16/20 43/59
% 1st pts 69% 80% 73%
2nd pts 16/25 7/12 23/37
% 2nd pts 64% 58% 62%
Breaks
Won 3 2 5
Converted 3/6 2/4 5/10
Converted % 50% 50% 50%
Conceded 3 0 3
Saved 2/3 0/0 2
Saved % 67% 34%
Times Broken 1 0 1

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Mertens
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Zhang
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2022 2021 2020
12 - 9
13 - 14
7-6
Hard
6-7
2-1
I Hard
5-1
3-2
Clay
2-6

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