On Friday, in the first match of the day at the WTA Prague, Ana Bogdan (92 WTA) from Romania and Kristyna Pliskova (69 WTA) from the Czech Republic will duel.
Ana Bogdan: Team form, news and statistics
Ana (27 years old) reached the quarterfinals in Prague with a lot of energy reserves.
The context was favorable for her from the beginning, being accepted directly on the main table as a result of the withdrawal of some better ranked sportswomen.
Then, he caught a favorable lane, meeting in the inaugural round Storm Sanders from Australia, lucky-loser previously defeated 0-12 in the qualifiers. In the second round, he should have met another player from the qualifications, Lesya Tsurenko from Ukraine, who in the meantime gave up and thus the Romanian benefited from a walk-over. Last but not least, Bogdan did not play any match on the doubles table, his colleague Patricia Țig retiring before the first game of the competition.
The tennis player from Sinaia played very well on Tuesday, defeating her rival from Antipozi with the score of 6-1 6-1.
On slag, Ana has a record of 142 victories – 82 defeats, with a much higher success rate than Kristyna Pliskova.
Kristyna Pliskova: Team form, news and statistics
Karolina’s twin sister is a very strong left-handed player.
She measures 1.84 meters in height and weighs about 73 kilograms.
Service is the main weapon in the Czech game.
In the first round he produced 9 aces against his compatriot Linda Fruhvirtova (giving up one game on his own service), and in the second round another 9 aces in front of the favorite 2, the Croatian Petra Martic (without break).
Kristyna has 133 official victories and 119 failures on slow surfaces. However, she played a WTA final in Prague in 2017, being defeated by the German Mona Barthel, in the decisive set.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Ana Bogdan vs Kristyna Pliskova
▪️Pliskova leads 5-0 in direct confrontations.
▪️In the last 2 disputes she won every time in the decisive set, but Ana Bogdan dominated those duels in the qualifications from Madrid and Miami.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Ana Bogdan vs Kristyna Pliskova
I go with average confidence on the variant of a quiet first set, in which the service will go mainly.
Pliskova excels at the efficiency of the first service, with over 75-80% of balls won, while Ana Bogdan also has a good construction of the points where she puts the ball back into play.
In light of previous direct confrontations, this tip could be a winner without much emotion.
Kristyna has the first chance to win but she is not very anticipatory in return, and for this reason I don’t think she will be able to get a lot of break points at the start of the game.
Bet Tips: Under 3.5 breaks in set 1