??? BNPPO19, Indian Wells – R2 Prediction
?? (6) Elina Svitolina vs. ?? Sofia Kenin
Elina Svitolina will open her 2019 BNP Paribas Open campaign with a tough second round clash against America’s Sofia Kenin after receiving a bye through the opening round. Svitolina and Kenin have both won a lot of matches in 2019 and head into this clash full of confidence, it will be interesting to see how this match-up pans out as the pair go head-to-head for the very first time.
Svitolina has been typically consistent to start the 2019 season, it has generally taken something special to defeat the Ukrainian. Kenin is capable of producing something special and she is certainly match tough heading into this clash having reached the Acapulco final last week and having battled past Yafan Wang in 3 sets in her opening round match of this event. Kenin has the speed and dynamic power to trouble Svitolina, it will all come down to how consistent Kenin can be, I think Kenin has nothing to lose in this match-up and her history suggests she likes playing against the very best. Conversely, Svitolina hasn’t played in a while and is seemingly vulnerable to an ambush here.