??? Porsche Tennis GP, Stuttgart R1 Prediction
?? (5) Angelique Kerber vs. ?? Donna Vekic
Expect Angelique Kerber to make a strong start to her Stuttgart campaign with a opening round victory over Donna Vekic. The two-time former Stuttgart champion enjoys playing at her home event and should be too strong for Vekic, an opponent she matches up well against.
Kerber has won both of the previous matches between the pair in straight sets and is likely to continue that streak here, This is a bad match-up for Vekic. Kerber loves flat hitting and can absorb and redirect the power of Vekic. Kerber is a far superior athlete, Kerber’s defensive skills make this match-up hell for Vekic. The quick clay court should also suit Kerber in this match-up, a surface she is very familiar with having consistently performed well at this event. All signs point to a Kerber win.