Harriet Dart in the first round of the 2022 US Open, New York
Harriet Dart in the first round of the 2022 US Open, New York | (Photo by Frey/TPN/Getty Images)

Tennis | WTA Birmingham 2023 | Dart reaches a second quarter-final on grass this season, where she will face Anastasia Potapova

By Ros Satar

  • Harriet Dart [WC] v Anastasia Potapova [4]
BIRMINGHAM, UK – Harriet Dart continues to enjoy a grass court resurgence as she reaches a second straight quarter-final at the Rothesay Classic.


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Harriet Dart [WC] v Anastasia Potapova [4] | H2H: Potapova leads 1-0

Harriet Dart [WC] v Anastasia Potapova [4] H2H: Zhu leads 1-0
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Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (Grass 2023)

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H2H: Harriet Dart (WR 134) Anastasia Potapova (WR 21)
T.7ournament Previous Best R16 (2022) QF (2021)
1st Serve Return Points Won % 39.3 27.5
Return Points Won % 44.7 38.7
Break Point Conversion % 46.3 100.0
Break Points Saved % 55.9 85.7
Total Points Won % 53.5 54.3

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Harriet Dart is on a roll, but she will meet quite a formidable match in Anastasia Potapova who has proved to be very effecting in terms of break points won and saved. In oher aspects, Dart actually is more effective on return.Potapova has battled her way to this point, coming from a set down to reach the quarter-final here for the second time, and it is worth remembering that she is a former junior Wimbledon champion – so the green stuff is a surface she is quite comfortable with.

Potapova has been on a sharp rise and has reached 11 semi-finals in less than five years on the WTA tour, so is certainly not to be underestimated. Dart is the last Brit standing, but more importantly can use this grass court run to kick start a trend back up the rankings after such a breakthrough year in 2022.

Together with ahome crowd behind her, she has a good chance of making two straight semi-finals, but it will most likely take anther battle for her to get there.

Prediction: Dart in three sets.



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