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All eyes will be on Wimbledon’s Court 1 as Sloane Stephens and Donna Vekic go toe-to-toe with each other on Thursday. Which of these players will book a place in the third round of the Wimbledon Championships?
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Sloane Stephens vs Donna Vekic – Match Predictions
As Sloane Stephens and Donna Vekic set their sights on a round of 32 spot, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Two Total Sets
It may interest you to know that Sloane Stephens and Donna Vekic met here at Wimbledon five years ago, and Vekic won that match in straight sets. It’s also worth mentioning that these players have both been involved in their fair share of two-setters in recent months. On one hand, all of Donna Vekic’s last four matches ended in minimum sets, six of her last seven singles matches too. Likewise, 11 of Sloane Stephens’ last 13 matches ended in two sets. Keeping in mind that the last two encounters between these players also ended in straight sets, we are taking the ‘two total sets’ option.
Less Than 22 Total Games
We would like to point out that the over/under games line for this match is set at 21.5. This may seem a little low considering the players involved, but it’s fair to note that the last two clashes between these players went below this line. We’ve already established that these players tend to play a lot of two-setters; it’s also worth mentioning that their matches usually don’t feature too many games. In fact, 10 of Sloane Stephens’ last 13 matches featured less than 22 games, five of Donna Vekic’s last seven matches too. That said, we are taking the under option for this match.
Sloane Stephens vs Donna Vekic Preview
We’ve established our Sloane Stephens vs Donna Vekic predictions, let’s see how these players fared in the first round.
After crashing out in the Roland Garros round of 16 at the hands of Aryna Sabalenka, Sloane Stephens kicked off her Wimbledon campaign with a straight sets victory over Rebecca Peterson. The American player has four wins in her last five matches, and she’ll be eyeing another victory today.
On the other hand, Donna Vekic reached the final of the Berlin Open a couple of weeks ago, losing to Petra Kvitova. The Croatian player proceeded to face Shuai Zhang in the first round of this tournament, winning in straight sets. Vekic will hope to extend her winning streak against Sloane Stephens to three matches as she takes on the American on Thursday.
Sloane Stephens vs Donna Vekic Head to Head
Sloane Stephens and Donna Vekic have squared off against each other three times in the past, including once at Wimbledon. Vekic currently leads the head-to-head between these players, having won their last two encounters in straight sets.
- 18/09/18 Vekic won 2-0 (Tokyo Open, Outdoor Hard)
- 02/07/18 Vekic won 2-0 (Wimbledon, Grass)
- 16/05/16 Stephens won 2-1 (Strasbourg Open, Outdoor Hard)
Sloane Stephens vs Donna Vekic Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Thursday 6th July, not before 15:00 BST.
- On which court will this match be played? Wimbledon’s Court 1 will host Sloane Stephens vs Donna Vekic.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Donna Vekic is the favourite to win this match.
- Is it possible to watch Wimbledon 2023 in the UK? Of course. This match will be available on BBC and Eurosport UK for fans in the United Kingdom.
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