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Tennis | WTA Indian Wells 2022 | Quick turnaround for Dart as she qualifies to face Konjuh in the first round

By Ros Satar

  • Harriet Dart [Q] v Ana Konjuh
  • H2H: Dart leads 1-0 (ITF)
INDIAN WELLS, USA – Harriet Dart came through qualifying and will face Ana Konjuh in the first round.

 

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Harriet Dart [Q] v Ana Konjuh ¦ H2H: Dart leads 1-0 (ITF)

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Harriet Dart has battled her way through qualifying for the third time this year but has yet to convert into a main draw win, as she faces Ana Konjuh on the first day of WTA main draw action.

 

H2H & Match Fundamentals

Harriet Dart [Q] v Ana Konjuh H2H: Dart leads 1-0 (ITF)
WTA Indian Wells California, USA
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Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2022 – Hard)

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H2H: Harriet Dart (WR 122) Ana Konjuh (WR 48)
Tournament Previous Best Debut R2 (2017, 2021)
1st Serve Return Points Won % 42.1 35.1
Return Points Won % 47.1 41.8
Break Point Conversion % 50.4 37.2
Break Points Saved % 48.4 60
Total Points Won % 51.6 50.2

Dart has notched up more court time on hard courts, not to mention getting to grips with the sometimes more gritty Indian Wells surface, and actually matches up quite favourable to Konjuh leading her in everything except when it comes to staving off break points on her serve.

 

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Playing Styles & Prediction

Both Dart and Konjuh play fast paced, aggressive tennis, so perhaps we ought to pray for the covers of the little, tiny yellow fluffies for this match. Dart will find Konjuh trying to force the pace of rallies, but the Croatian can sometimes struggle against similar styled players.

Dart will want to pick off winners with her signature backhand down the line and moves well – hence having the potential to confound Konjuh. Dart’s second serve will leave her vulnerable, but with some momentum behind her – she should be able to push Konjuh all the way.

Prediction: Konjuh in three sets

 

 

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