in the first round of the WTA competition from St. Petersburg, opposite Alize Cornet and Jelena Ostapenko.
The game is scheduled for Wednesday from 12:00.
In the following you can read her analysis, and at the end you will find the tip offered.
Alize Cornet: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️The 30-year-old French had a good start to the year. She passed the first round in all the 3 races she took part in in January: Auckland, Hobart and Melbourne.
◾️The first of them reached the quarters, where he gave up with Jessica Pegula. Ranking 61st in the WTA, Alize could not get on the main table of the Russian race, so she started in qualifying.
◾️The two matches were won by Cornet: with Valentyna Ivakhnenko (6-2, 6-1), respectively with Vera Zvonareva (6-3, 6-4).
◾️Alize is an endurance player, she resists the long exchanges of balls on the bottom of the field.
◾️Even though it does not have the best service, Cornet compensates by the variety in executions.
Jelena Ostapenko: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Jelena took part in a single WTA tournament this year – she gave up in round 2 of the Australian Open, with Belinda Bencic.
◾️At the end of the previous week, the 22-year-old athlete was part of the Latvian Fed Cup team, which played in the United States.
◾️Ostapenko lost the first game on Friday, with Serena Williams, and then on Saturday she produced the surprise and won in front of Sofia Kenin, the title holder of the Australian Open.
◾️Saturday was a long and emotional one: Latvia would equal 2, and the qualification was played in the decisive double game.
◾️Ostapenko paired with Anastasija Sevastova, but the two gave up on the more experienced Kenin and Mattek-Sands.
◾️Jelena left the US on Sunday, arrived only at St. Petersburg.
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Alize Cornet vs Jelena Ostapenko
▫️The two sportsmen were face to face twice and shared their victories.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Alize Cornet vs Jelena Ostapenko
Even if the game had been played under normal conditions, I would have inclined slightly towards Alize Cornet.
Given the current situation, I think that the Frenchman clearly starts with the first chance.
She got used to the surface, having already won two matches at St. Petersburg, as her opponent arrived late in Russia, facing major disappointment in the Fed Cup.
From the moment you arrive in St. Petersburg and Jelena’s first match are less than 48 hours, insufficient time to prepare for a confrontation under much changed conditions than those in the States.
Prediction Today: Minimum one set won by Alize Cornet