Cibulkova vs Mertens
3rd round in Wimbledon and Dominika Cibulkova will face Elise Mertens.
They have two matches in the end of 2017 and both of them won one of the matches in straight sets. It's hardly to say who's the favourite between them, when you know that their matches were on fast hard courts and now it's time for even faster match on grass.
Both of these players are playing at a high level right now. Cibulkova's way to the 3rd round looks much harder with two wins over Cornet and Konta in straight sets, while Mertens eliminated Danielle Collins and Sachia Vickery. The difference for me is Cibulkova and her aggressiveness, as she’s a player who is so confident, so when she’s playing well. It’s really tough to break Cibulkova’s spirit when she’s feeling good on the court. I liked the way she expressed her happiness after the end of the match against Konta. During all of the match she looked so focused and her win was absolutely deserved. This is a golden chance for Cibulkova to get back in a deep grand slam run. Also the winner of this match has the chance to face N1 seeded Simona Halep in the 1/8 finals, if Halep eliminates Hsieh! I will choose Cibulkova here.
Cibulkova vs Mertens prediction
|Cibulkova||Pinnacle||2.04||9||2-0 WON (+9.36 units)|