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Irina Begu vs Kiki Bertens WTA Australian Open

The hardest match of a romance in the first round of the Australian Open is announced to be for Irina Begu, who will meet Dutchman Kiki Bertens, a top player in recent seasons.

Irina Begu

◾️Irina is going through a very difficult period of her career, coming down after a long period under the 100th position in the WTA standings, currently being 105th.
◾️In the previous season the remarkable results were completely lacking, often suffering losses since the first rounds of the tournaments.
◾️This year she got the qualification on the main board from Shenze, where she was defeated in the first round by Kristyna Pliskova, while at Hobart she did not pass qualifications, seeing herself defeated by her compatriot, Sorana Cirstea.

Kiki Bertens

◾️In the 10th place in the WTA standings, Kiki Bertens is going through the last seasons the best period of his career, his game being a constant one at the highest level.
◾️Even though the only trophy won in 2019 was in Madrid against Simona Halep, Bertens managed in most tournaments to reach the upper stages, thus maintaining his position in the top 10 WTA.
◾️This season he only played the Brisbane tournament, where he was defeated in the quarter-finals of the Japanese final Naomi Osaka, after a balanced match, of 3 sets.

🎾Direct meetings

▪️The two players have met 4 times so far, the score being equal, 2-2, but the last 2 clashes were won by Kiki Bertens, the last one taking place in 2017.

🎾The latest information before playing betting odds Irina Begu vs Kiki Bertens.
Irina Begu

◽️This year marks the 10th at the Australian Open, the best personal result here being in the 4th round, but this happened 5 seasons ago.
◽️The beginning of the season finds her with only one presence on the main board at Shenzen and now at the Australian Open, but chances are high that her journey will be a short one.
◽️She does not feel very good on the hard, and her balance sheet last year says it all, she has 5 wins and 10 defeats.
◽️At 29 years old, he is now struggling to enter the top 100 WTA, a goal that is difficult to achieve given the game does not work well.

Kiki Bertens

◽️At the previous 8 participants here he disappointed quite a lot, in the conditions in which he never managed to go through lap 3, although he did not always have a difficult corridor.
◽️However, she is a slim player and this is seen when she faces opponents who prefer the speed game, but this will not be the case this time.
◽️The season began in Brisbane, where he reached the quarterfinals, giving in to the much stronger Osaka.
◽️He seems to have come back after the health problems he faced at the end of the previous season, so now he is in top physical form.
◽️At the moment it concludes the top 10 WTA, although in the past it was also ranked in the 4th position of the hierarchy.

🎾Irina Begu vs Kiki Bertens live chat.

▪️The two tennis players have been opponents 4 times, but the score of the series is equal, 2-2.
▪️Surprisingly, in the only straight duel on the hard, Begu forced himself to a minimum.

Irina Begu

◽️He is ranked 105 WTA after two extremely weak seasons, in which nothing came out. His best performance was the ranking in the top 50, but these times are still far away.
◽️This year marks the 10th at the Australian Open, the best personal result here being in the 4th round, but this happened 5 seasons ago.
◽️It has poor results on the hard, its balance sheet last year says it all, it has 5 wins and 10 defeats.
◽️Shenzhen was the first tournament of 2020, where it passed qualifications, but stopped in the first round.

Kiki Bertens

◽️The Dutchman is ranked 10th in the WTA and has won nine career titles, of which 6 came in the mud.
◽️He has so far been present at the Melbourne tournament, but his best performance was the access in round 3.
◽️He started the season in Brisbane, where he got to the quarterfinals, where he overtook Nippon Osaka, who gave him no chance (3-6, 6-3, 3-6).

Tennis Prediction of the Day Irina Begu vs Kiki Bertens

Considering the difference in form of the two players in the last period, I do not give Irina Begu much chance in this game, the romance lacking confidence, and against a top 10 player this aspect can be fatal.
I expect Bertens to control the game permanently, obtaining a consistent victory, in minimum sets, without giving too many chances to the romance.

Prediction Today: K. Bertens 2-0
Odds: 1.50

 

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