The BNL d’Italia International Tournament takes place in Rome, and in this analysis I will detail the match in the second round between Irina Camelia Begu and Johanna Konta, and I will conclude with the related bet.
Rome is a town of 2.8 million inhabitants, in 2871 becoming the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.
This tournament is big, Premier 5, with a prize pool of $ 2,098,290.
The host is the Foro Italico complex, which features slow-sloping outdoor land.
The competition table includes Azarenka, Halep, Konta or Kenin.
Irina Begu: Team form, news and statistics
Irina Camelia Begu is a 30-year-old Romanian woman, ranked 77th in the WTA.
And Begu is a pretty good sportswoman, who is far from the performance of her opponent but who is still a constant presence in the first hundredth of the world, reaching 22nd place in the world 4 years ago.
He has been declining lately, wondering if he will stay in the top 100 WTA in the winter, but he has gradually recovered and accumulated points in the smaller ITF tournaments, which has given him confidence.
In 2019 it has quarterfinals in Hobart, quarterfinals in Budapest, quarterfinals in Bucharest, semifinals at ITF W60 Szekesfehervar and finals at ITF W100 Szekesfehervar.
And in 2020 he has a title at ITF W100 Cairo, a title at ITF Indian Wells and a semifinal in Prague.
Then Begu went to the US Open, where she was clearly defeated by Kvitova, which is normal.
Returning to the slag in Europe, she did well, passing the qualifications very easily here, after a 6-1 6-3 with Errani and a 6-1 6-1 with Friedsam.
Johanna Konta: Team form, news and statistics
Johanna Konta is a 29-year-old British woman, ranked 13th in the WTA.
And Konta remains one of the best players in the world, she is a sportswoman who can always reach the final stages of important tournaments.
He doesn’t have so many performances, here I mean titles, but with trophies in Sydney or Miami, the latter being his most important.
In addition, Johanna has some good results in grand slams, for example last year having semifinals at Roland Garros, having semifinals at the Australian Open and Wimbledon, plus quarterfinals at the US Open.
So a good career for Konta, she is now old enough to perform.
In 2019 he has the quarterfinals at Acapulco, the final in Rabat, the final in Rome, the semifinals at Roland Garros, the quarterfinals at Wimbledon and the quarterfinals at the US Open.
And in 2020 he has semifinals in Monterrey and semifinals in Cincinnati.
Pretty good form this summer, at WTA Cincinnati being solid and passing Zvonareva or Sakkari, taking the set of Victoria Azarenka, the future champion.
And at the US Open she lost in the second round with Sorana Cirstea after a balanced match, of 3 long sets.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Irina Begu vs Johanna Konta
It is the first direct meeting between the two.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Irina Begu vs Johanna Konta
Johanna Konta is in her first slag match since returning from the United States, so it is not known exactly how she will react.
But in training he looked good, he feels ok and his form is a top one, in the end at WTA Cincinnati passing Sakkari and taking the set to Victoria Azarenka and then at US Open playing well with Sorana Cirstea.
And on the slag he moves well, having the semifinals last year at Roland Garros. Irina-Camelia Begu is more accustomed to the surface, already playing three parts here, all won very easily.
But the opponents were modest or out of shape, and Begu is often inconsistent during a match. So I don’t think it can be imposed in a minimum of sets, with a very solid opponent in front of it.
So I think that Johanna will not lose by more than 4 games difference, my prediction going on this idea at a share offered by Unibet.
Bet Tips: Johanna Konta +4.5 handicap games