Katerina Vankova vs Julia Kimmelmann by Tennisguy
This is a round of 16 match from the Essen ITF tournament(clay) between Katerina Vankova from the Czech Republic and Julia Kimmelmann from Germany.
This is the first meeting between these two players.
Julia Kimmelmann has played quite some matches in this tournament given the fact that she had to qualify to the main draw. I think that could prove as a very positive thing as she surely god very well adjusted to the conditions and the surface here. In the qualif. round she defeated Guisard 6-3, 6-3, Boev 6-4, 6-3 and Barbat 7-6(4), 6-3. After getting to the main draw she defeated Pernilla Mendesova in the first round 6-4, 6-3. Kimmelmann was a very promising player but she has had some injury problems in her career that have prevented her from showing her true potential. That being said I think this year at least she has managed to stay healthy and I see her doing very well in the near future.
Vankova defeated Ekaterine Gorgodze 6-3, 6-2 in the first round but in my opinion she doesn't really play that well on clay especially in the last 3 years. She is 4-7 on clay this year and even though the score might suggest an easy win for her in the first round it wasn't really the case. She gave Gorgodze 8 break point opportunities and overall she didn't really impress in any way.
I think that Kimmelmann will do well in this matchup and will show that she still has what it takes to produce good wins despite her past injury problems. The crowd will definitely be on her side as she is playing in her home country and hopefully she will come out on top today.
|Julia Kimmelmann to win||Pinnacle||3.89||8||2-0 LOST (-8 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.