Garcia vs Bertens
SF in Madrid between Caroline Garcia and Kiki Bertens.
Garcia made a fine display on the court yesterday against Suarez-Navarro, but Bertens is a player from totally different level and current form. Both of the players are in really good form winning their matches comfortably. Garcia's way to the SFs looks quite easier with some wins against players who are not in form like Cibulkova, Martic and Navarro. It was suprising for me how easy she went past Goerges in the 3rd round. Last tournaments she lost surprisingly against players like Cornet and Vandeweghe, but earned some great wins against Svitolina and Sharapova. I think Garcia has perfect chance to something big in the French Open supported by the home crowd, but here in Madrid Bertens will push her to her limits and I'm not sure if it will be still enough.
Bertens has 2:0 H2H against Caroline Garcia. One of the wins is in straight sets in 2011 on hard courts and it's not so important, because it was in lower quality tournament, but she also won against Garcia in the tennis battle Netherlands-France 6:4 6:2 on clay in 2016. Bertens also won the tournament on clay in Charleston and she is looking for another one in Madrid. I'm not sure if she can beat Kvitova or Pliskova in the final, but Garcia is albosutely possible player. She went past players like Sharapova, Wozniacki and Sevastova who eliminated her in Madrid in 2017. If she can beat agrressive player like Sharapova and brilliant defensive player like Wozniacki with easiness, I think she is ready at least for the final.
I'm with Bertens to win here, no matter in two or three sets.
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Garcia vs Bertens prediction
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