Elise Mertens (33) vs Caroline Garcia (35) – Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips 18/08/22
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Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction One – Handicap (-2) for Garcia – 1.89.
Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction Two – Total Games Over 21 – 1.83.
Match Predict – Handicap (-2) games for Garcia
Overall on the season, Garcia looks more confident. She leads in head-to-head encounters, having passed difficult opponents in Cincinnati. We think it will be Caroline who has the best chance of reaching the quarterfinals today.
Total Games – Over 21
In three of her four matches in Cincinnati, Garcia has exchanged winning sets with her opponents. In the upcoming match, neither tennis player has a tangible advantage in class, which could lead to a prolonged confrontation.
Preliminary review and pre-match prediction for Elise Mertens vs Caroline Garcia
After Wimbledon, Mertens had only one victory in three hard-court matches. Obviously, she was not in the best shape to start in Cincinnati. Nevertheless, she qualified for the 1/8, which is a success.
Mertens got off to a strong start against Anhelina Kalinina (6-1, 6-1). Next up was a tough match against Karolina Pliskova (7-6, 6-3). The first set against Pliskova was crucial as Elise battled back twice to win the tie-break. In the second set, her advantage was more tangible.
In 7 of Mertens’ last 10 matches, more than 21.5 games have been played.
Facial expressions during play 🎾🙃🤠 Into the 3rd round ⏩ @CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/NQi5SNq0C9
— Elise Mertens (@elise_mertens) August 18, 2022
Garcia is having a strong season and is now aiming for a return to the top 30 in the world rankings. As a reminder, the former #4 has the tournament titles in Bad Homburg and Warsaw to her credit in 2022.
Caroline has four matches under her belt in Cincinnati as she had to overcome qualifications. In three matches against Diane Parry (4-6, 6-3, 6-2), Andrea Petkovic (6-2, 6-7, 6-2) and Maria Sakkari (7-6, 6-7, 6-1), Caroline played three sets each. The meeting with Sakkari lasted 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Garcia has won 9 of the previous 10 meetings.
✈️ 𝗙𝗟𝗬 𝗪𝗜𝗧𝗛 𝗖𝗔𝗥𝗢 ✈️
Grosse perf' pour Caroline Garcia, qui a éliminé la numéro 3 mondiale Maria Sakkari la nuit dernière à Cincinnati (7-6² 6-7⁶ 6-1) !
(🎥 @WTA) pic.twitter.com/IjehDmkwHG
— We Are Tennis France (@WeAreTennisFR) August 17, 2022
In three of Mertens’ previous five matches, more than 9.5 games have been played in the first set. We offer to bet on “1st Set Games – Over 9.5” with odds of 1.97.
Match Details and Statistics
Type of Court – Hard
Speed of Court – 8/10
Mertens’ Rating – 33
Elise Mertens Wins/Losses in 2022 – 20/17
Garcia’s Rating – 35
Caroline Garcia Wins/Losses in 2022 – 31/15
Most popular FAQ for Elise Mertens vs Caroline Garcia
Who won the last meeting between these players?
Garcia leads (3-2) in the head-to-head encounters.
Where will this fixture be played?
The match will be played at Court 3, Lindner Family Tennis Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States.
Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?
We recommend checking out the odds for the Cincinnati Masters: Mertens vs Garcia at 22bet and MelBet.
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