🇬🇧 Wimbledon, R2 Preview
🇪🇸 (27) Carla Suarez Navarro vs. 🇪🇸 Sara Sorribes Tormo
An all-Spanish battle sees the 27th seeded Carla Suarez Navarro take on Sara Sorribes Tormo. Grass is the least preferred surface of both Suarez Navarro and Sorribes Tormo, both will therefore see this match-up as a good opportunity to reach the third round stage at SW19. It is Suarez Navarro who has dominated this match-up in the past and heads into this match as a strong favourite.
Suarez Navarro got her Wimbledon campaign off to a great start as she claimed a comfortable 6-2 6-4 victory over Carina Witthoeft on Tuesday. The Spaniard’s opening round encounter with Witthoeft loomed as a real dangerous match for the 27th seed, it was therefore impressive that she was able to come through the match so comfortably. Wimbledon has been Carla’s least successful Grand Slam event but she has still managed to reach the fourth round stage on two previous occasions.
Sara Sorribes Tormo is already having a great event. Sorribes Tormo made her way through the qualifying draw at Roehampton, beating Badosa Gibert, Bouzkova and Kostyuk on route to the main draw. The 21-year-old claimed her first ever main draw victory at Wimbledon with a 7-6 6-1 triumph over Estonia’s Kaia Kanepi, a significant win for Sorribes Tormo in what should have been a troublesome match-up on this surface.
Suarez Navarro holds a perfect 2-0 head-to-head record over Sorribes Tormo. Suarez Navarro easily won their 2 previous matches, 6-4 6-1 in Linz in 2016 and 6-2 6-0 in Monterrey in 2017. Sorribes Tormo is full of confidence having won 4 matches in a row on grass, perhaps she can make this a much more competitive match?