Kirsten Flipkens vs. Belinda Bencic - 10/18/19 Kremlin Cup Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Belinda Bencic vs. Kirsten Flipkens
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 5:00 am (Kremlin Cup)
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Kirsten Flipkens and Belinda Bencic meet in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tennis Kremlin Cup.
Kirsten Flipkens is coming off a three sets win over Dayana Yastremska that took 27 games to decide. In the victory, Flipkens won 60 percent of her first serve points and 50 percent of her second serve points. Flipkens won 56 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her 15 break points. Flipkens got 63 percent of her first serves in play and saved seven of her 11 break points. Flipkens has now won three of her last four matches that have gone the distance. Flipkens hopes to win three straight matches on the main tour for the first time since last years Hertogenbosch. Flipkens has won her last five matches on hard court.
Belinda Bencic is coming off a three sets win over Polona Hercog that took 26 games to decide. In the victory, Bencic won 66 percent of her first serve points and 56 percent of her second serve points. Bencic won 62 percent of her total service points and converted on three of her 13 break points. Bencic got 58 percent of her first serves in play and saved two of her five break points. Bencic has won four of her last six matches that have gone the distance. Bencic looks to win two matches in a tournament for the fifth time in her last eight tries. Bencic has split her last six matches on hard court.
These two have played four times and Bencic has won three of those matches, including the most recent match in last years Luxembourg. Flipkens only win over Bencic came in 2016 New Haven.
Flipkens hasn’t had much success on the main tour over the last year and a half, and a couple of victories against subpar competition doesn’t make us forget those struggles. While Bencic has been hit or miss lately, she’s still had one of the better years on the women’s side and is the better player in this matchup, especially when you factor in the h2h results.
Give me Bencic in straight sets.