WTA Rogers Cup, 3rd round: Kerber v Stephens (10pm)

They have previously met 3 times. Stephens leads 2-1. Their last match was  on clay in Charleston in April 2016. Stephens led 6-2, 3-0 when Kerber retired. Stephens won on a hard court in Indian Wells in March 2015 in 2 sets. Kerber’s win was in 2012, also in Indian Wells and she won in 3 sets.

Before this week Stephens had not won a match since Wimbledon 2016. She didn’t even win a set in that run of losses. She came back from losing the

WTA Rogers Cup, 3rd round: Kerber v Stephens (10pm) 1
World number 3, Kerber

opening set to Putintseva in the first round and took advantage of a poor serving performance from kvitova in the last round. She also won that match in 3 sets. Kvitova had her problems but it was a good win.

Kerber played well to beat Vekic in 2 tight sets. She was broken once from 2 break points.  She reached the semi final last year losing out to Halep in 3 sets.

I think Stephens’ confidence must have had a boost this week and she will be competitive. Slight chance of 3 sets. Back Kerber if she goes a break behind.

Get the Trading Guide now

We are using cookies on this site

Please click "Accept" if you accept our tracking cookies. You can also decline the tracking, so you can continue to visit our website without any data being sent to third party services.