TennisSection previews the 2021 Wimbledon Championships as Kiki Bertens takes on Marta Kostyuk in the Round of 128 on Tuesday, June 29th 2021.
Can Kiki Bertens find her form again to get through to the Round of 64? Will Marta Kostyuk continue her high level of play and get her first win at Wimbledon? This will be an interesting match as Kiki Bertens has announced that this is her last season on the WTA Tour, but she has a young player in her way who’s been playing some great tennis. Who will move on to the next round?
Kiki Bertens has had a big struggle with form this year, after returning from an injury she has had a 2-5 record on the WTA Tour this year. In the Eastbourne Open one week earlier, she was knocked out in the first round as well. As it is her last season on tour, and possibly her last tournament in her career, she may have extra motivation to do well. However, this will most likely not be enough, as Marta Kostyuk has been playing great tennis, Kiki Bertens will need to find her very highest level to be able to pull it off.
Marta Kostyuk has been playing superb tennis, at only 18 years old, she is making her first Wimbledon debut, she made it to the fourth round of the French Open and got 5 matches on the grass under her belt prior to the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. She should be coming into this match with a good amount of confidence, facing an out of form player in the first round. She has a great shot to move on to the Round of 64, and I suspect she can do a lot with the momentum she could gain.
Marta Kostyuk and Kiki Bertens have never played before, with this being their first ever meeting. With all the momentum Marta Kostyuk has been building, she should get through this match, unless Kiki Bertens is able to drop a lights out performance, I doubt she will be able to do more than take a set.
Free Tennis Pick and Prediction: Marta Kostyuk to win.
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