Hopman Cup winner Belinda Bencic will meet in the first round of Hobart Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu in a match that will take place on Monday and can be watched live on Digisport programs.
The 21-year-old Switzerland player is currently ranked 54th in the WTA standings.
He suffered some injuries in the previous seasons, which dropped a lot in the ranking, in 2018, remarking in the tournament in Luxembourg, when he reached the final of the competition.
Last week he managed to win the Hopman Cup with Roger Federer, but was defeated in the simple matches of Serena Williams and Maria Sakkari.
Mihaela, 30, is currently ranked 24th in the WTA standings of the Simple Sample.
The 2018 season was an exceptional one for Mihaela, winning his first career WTA tournament on San Jose, where he defeated the Greek woman Maria Sakkari in the final.
Besides this tournament, she also played another 2 finals in the WTA circuit, having the first half of the season.
She suffered a rather serious injury against Elizabeth Svitolina in Montreal, keeping her away from the ground for several months, and on the return she did not have any remarkable results.
Last week was defeated in the tournament in Brisbane by Lesya Tsurenko, with a drastic score, 0-6 2-6.
None of the players are in a hurry in these moments, suffering a series of consecutive defeats this year or the end of the previous season.
Even if Belinda Bencic starts her favorite in this meeting, coming after the victory of the Hopman Cup with Roger Federer, Mihaela Buzarnescu tries to regain the good shape of the previous season, before the injury.
I’m counting on a balanced match, in which Romanian Buzarnescu is looking for positive results to interrupt the negative series in recent months, and my prognosis is at least a balanced set of it.
Prediction Today: Mihaela Buzarnescu +1.5 sets