Ukrainian Elina Svitolina is very close to winning a new WTA title after a rather difficult start to the season.
In the last act from Monterrey will meet the young player from the Czech Republic, Marie Bouzkova, which is in continuous growth.
◾️The player from Ukraine currently ranks 7th in the WTA standings, being a constant presence in the last 10 seasons.
◾️After several seasons at the highest level, this year’s debut did not bring any notable results to Eline Svitolina, the best result being obtained at Hua Hin, reaching only the quarter-finals.
◾️In this tournament he did not lose any set in the 3 matches, his form being in a visible growth, defeating Danka Kovinic, Olga Govortsonva and Leylah Fernandez, and in the semifinals he had no problem against the Russian Arantxa, who beat it clear, 6-0 6-1.
◾️The young player from the Czech Republic, aged 21, crosses the best period of his career, currently occupying the 57th place in the WTA standings.
◾️The best result of his career was obtained last year, in the WTA Premier tournament in Toronto, where he reached the semifinals, where he won a set against Simona Halep.
◾️With no notable results this season, Marie Bouzkova manages an excellent tournament in Monterrey, reaching the first WTA final of the career, beating players like Yafan Wang or Johanna Konta.
▪️The only direct meeting dates back to last year, from the Guangzhou tournament, when Elina Svitolina was forced to drop out when leading 1-0 at sets.
◽️The player from Ukraine, ranked 7th in the WTA, has a rough start to the year, with no notable results and big gaps in the game.
◽️It is the best tournament this year and for the first time when he manages to tie at least 3 wins.
◽️At this tournament he has not lost a set so far, managing to pass Kovinic, Govortsova, Fernandez and Dutch Russian.
◽️In all these 3 matches he showed a solid game, without giving his opponents too many chances.
◽️From the point of view of the game, it has a very good defense, is a player who resists very well in rallies and hits the ball behind the field very hard.
◽️On the other hand, the young player from the Czech Republic, who is in the 57th WTA position, comes to this match without losing in the tournament.
◽️He managed to defeat opponents much more uncomfortable than those met by Svitolina, he went into the semifinals of Konta.
◽️Until Konta eliminated Wang, Schmiedlova, Kucova.
◽️This year he managed 9 wins and 5 defeats, being a rather inconsistent player in performances.
◽️It is the first WTA final of his career and I think he will feel a little this way.
◽️However, if Svitolina allows it, she has plenty of weapons to defeat, being a pretty aggressive player.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Elina Svitolina vs Marie Bouzkova
Elina Svitolina, once again at the highest level, is hard to beat in the Monterrey tournament. Even if Marie Bouzkova has managed a tournament so far, the mission of the young Czech player will have a very difficult mission.
The game of Eline Svitolina on hard is the best adapted, and I expect that the player from Ukraine will be in full control during the match, winning a new WTA title.
Prediction Today: E. Svitolina -2.5 games