Blinkova/Wang (@3.2) vs Mertens/Sabalenka (@1.3)
30-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Mertens/Sabalenka will win

Blinkova/Wang – Mertens/Sabalenka Match Prediction | 30-08-2019 18:00

Since their loss to No.1 team Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in Melbourne, the Belgian/Belarusian pair have not lost a match in just their second and third events together. It has been a dizzying run into the elite group of doubles teams for Mertens and Sabalenka, who paired up for the first time in a run to the round of 16 at this years Australian Open.

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But Stosur and Zhang pulled back on serve from an 0-3 deficit, as the Australian punched a volley square on the baseline on deciding point to break Mertens and pull to 3-2. The second set had a similar start, as Mertens and Sabalenka clinched the early break advantage, taking Stosurs serve to lead 2-0 after Zhang missed an overhead.

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Stosur then found the range on her service return, crushing multiple winners when returning the Sabalenka delivery as the Belarusian served for the set. Volley wizardry from Zhang allowed her team to fend off two set points on Stosurs serve to hold for 5-4. Stosur and Zhang used that to break back for 5-5, and give themselves new life.

The unseeded pair did not face a break point until 4-3, when Sabalenka blasted a putaway on deciding point to hold for 5-3. Mertens and Sabalenka started off the encounter by stealing the first game out from under Stosurs nose, as the Australian squandered a 40-0 lead to drop serve with a double fault and a forehand error in the last two points of the game.

In the breaker, lob winners by each of Mertens and Sabalenka put them ahead 5-3, and though a double fault by Sabalenka at 6-4 erased another set point, an error-forcing backhand by Mertens clinched the opening frame. It was then Mertens turn to save two set points on her serve at 6-5, as the aggression of Sabalenka at net pulled them into the tiebreak.