The second round of the 2019 Miami Open will feature the number 10 seed Serena Williams against the Swede Rebecca Peterson. The match will be played on Friday, March 22, and will start after 3:00 pm local time (7:00 pm BST). Get Serena Williams v Rebecca Peterson live streaming options here.
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Serena Williams v Rebecca Peterson Head to Head
Williams and Peterson have never met before prior to this encounter.
Williams Seeking her 9th Miami Open Title
So far, Serena’s performance this season hasn’t been on the level that one would expect it to be. While she had a good run in the Australian Open, she could have very well gone the distance had it not been for her shocking defeat to Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinal.
She followed that with a third-round stint in the Indian Wells, where she retired against Garbine Muguruza after losing the first set.
Among all the Premier and Premier Mandatory tournaments, it is the Miami Open that she has conquered the most number of times. She dominated the tournament between 2002-2004 and 2013-2015. Last season, however, she was defeated in the first round by Naomi Osaka.
Peterson Looking to Gain Some Traction
Peterson started her campaign in Miami with a three-set win over the German qualifier Laura Siegemund. With that win, she has made it to the second round of a major WTA event for the second time this year. She last achieved this feat in the Australian Open, where she lost to Maria Sharapova.
Between then and now, she played in the 125K Series tournament in Newport Beach where she was a quarterfinalist. Peterson then followed it with a semifinal run in the ITF event in Midland. Then, the Swede moved on to incur a series of opening losses in the Fed Cup, Mexican Open, and Indian Wells Open.
Serena Williams v Rebecca Peterson Predictions & Tips
Peterson isn’t among the most formidable player on the tour. This should prove to be a comfortable win for the American, without any major difficulties.
Tip: Williams to win in straight sets: 8/13 (bet365)
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