In the first round of the WTA tournament in Hua Hin, one of Romania’s representatives, Irina Begu, debuts against Russia’s Evgeniya Rodina in the first round match that will take place on Monday at around 12:30.
Irina, aged 28, is currently ranked 70th in the WTA standings test.
After a totally unfavorable season in 2018, with many defeats since the first round, this year started much better, with a quarter final in the Hobart tournament, defeated by Anna Schmiedlova.
The Melbourne tournament benefited from German tournament Andreea Petkovic in the first round, being later beaten by the tournament finalist, Cehoaica Petra Kvitova.
The 29-year-old Russia player is currently ranked 69th in the WTA standings.
The best result of the previous season was by far the best of Wimbledon finals, while it suffered defeats almost every time in the first round, both in the WTA and ITF tournaments.
The current season debuted unflatteringly for the Russians, being defeated in the second round at Shenzen and the first round in Hobart, while Australian Open was defeated by the Czech Republic Marketa Vondrousova in the first round.
The Hua Hin tournament match will be the first direct encounter between the two players, not having the chance to meet up until now in the circuit.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Irina Begu vs Evgeniya Rodina
Both players cross a rather difficult career period, with many early tournament losers, which greatly affects their confidence in the game.
This season, Irina Begu has achieved more convincing results than her opponent, Rodina winning a single win in the first round at Shenzen.
I’m counting on the victory of Irina Begu in this meeting, this tour being an important opportunity for the Romanian to find her good form of play, considering that many important names are not taking part in this tournament, and Evgeniya Rodina is not an opponent accessible during this period Romance.
Prediction Today: Irina Begu wins