On Thursday, August 13, not before 15.45, the last match of the 2nd round of the women’s tournament in Prague is scheduled, between Irina Camelia Begu (82 WTA) from Romania and Leonie Kung (157 WTA) from Switzerland.
At the end of the pre-chronicle, you can consult the prognosis for this duel for the first time in the WTA circuit.
Irina Begu: Team form, news and statistics
Irina (29 years old) is far from her best level, reached in August 2016, when she ranked 22nd in the world.
Begu had disappointing evolutions after the resumption of competitive matches, being defeated in Cluj by Jaqueline Cristian and Gabriela Ruse, and then by the German Siegemund in the first round in Palermo.
Here, the 1.81-meter Romanian took advantage of Dayana Yastremska’s withdrawal from Ukraine, and in the inaugural round she clearly had the Latvian Anastasija Sevastova, score 6-2 6-2.
Leonie Kung: Team form, news and statistics
Leonie (19 years old) arrived on the main board in Prague, from the position of lucky-loser, as a result of the withdrawal of several players who had secured a direct place on the board.
The Swiss’s recent post-lockdown performances have been contradictory, with victories over important tennis players such as Dodin, Samsonova or Bolsova, but also surprising failures against much lower ranked athletes such as Lulu Sun (no ranking) or Conny Perrin (254 WTA).
Kung measures 1.73 meters in height and weighs about 57 kilograms. His experience on slag is lower than on fast surfaces, where he won all 5 ITF titles in his career.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Irina Begu vs Leonie Kung
▪️ The two athletes have never met before.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Irina Begu vs Leonie Kung
I bet with great confidence on a match without successful aces by the outsider Leonie Kung from Switzerland, in front of the Romanian Irina Begu.
In the two official matches since the return of the WTA tournaments, Begu did not receive any aces, although he met good players at work such as Sevastova or Siegemund.
On the other hand, Kung did not serve an ace in the match on the main table in Prague, in the victory against Aliona Bolsova from Spain.
The favorite has a great length and a very good sense of anticipation, so I think she will be able to reach all the services put on the field by the Swiss.
Leonie served as a percentage in recent appearances, preferring a softer first service, but with a high frequency.
Bet Tips: Under 0.5 aces – Kung