We’re into the quarterfinals of Tennis in the Land, and we’re going to get a meeting between world No. 415 Sofia Kenin and world No. 51 Bernarda Pera on Thursday. These are two players that are heading in opposite directions right now, with Kenin having lost nine matches in a row—before earning two wins this week—while Pera has won 18 of her last 19 (albeit some at the Challenger level). Will Pera continue rolling by earning a convincing win over the 2020 Australian Open champion?
We think so, and we’ll tell you why.
While it’s nice to see Kenin finally getting some wins under her belt, it’s still just hard to trust her at the moment. She hit some nice shots against world No. 34 Irina-Camelia Begu in her 6-3, 6-2 win on Tuesday, but it still doesn’t look like Kenin is moving very well on the court. With that said, if she’s a little off her game when it comes to throwing haymakers, it’s hard to see how she’ll come up with the defense required to defeat somebody that is striking the ball as cleanly as Pera is right now.