Jaqueline Cristian managed to surprise the first tour of the tournament in Bucharest, eliminating the 5th favorite of the tournament, the Romanian Sorana Cirstea, following a very nice match. She will meet in the second round the young Kazakhstan player Elena Rybakina, possessing a very aggressive game.
🎾 The form of players and the latest direct results
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- Form Jaqueline Cristian (last 5 games): W L W W L
- Form Elena Rybakina (last 5 games): W L W L W
The 21-year-old young Romanian player is looking for the top 100 WTA, currently ranked 207, with WTA ranked the 201st place.He only played ITF tournaments except for the Bucharest tournament, having achieved notable results this season, winning some of these tournaments in South America and Europe, all on clay.At the invitation of the organizers, Jaqueline did not disappoint and offered a very strong tennis against Sorana Cirstea in the first round, winning the match 2-1 in sets.
Kazakhstan players, just 20 years old, now occupy the 106th position in the WTA rankings, the best career rankings.This season he took the step from the ITF tournaments, winning some of these hard-to-beat tournaments in the WTA circuit, performing excellently both on Istanbul and Roland Garros clay, as well as on the grass at Hertogenbosch, where he up to the semifinals.In the first round of this tour against the Iberian Paula Badoza he managed a very aggressive tennis and although he did not take advantage of the many chances of his break, he managed to win a minimum of sets.
🎾 Direct meetings
The two players have not met in the circuit so far this will be the first official match.
🎾 Advanced and statistics
Jaqueline Cristian is present for the second time on the Bucharest Open main table and for the second time managed to reach the finals. She came to this stage in 2017 when she was eliminated by Irina Begu, after Katerina Kozlova passed the first round.Outside the top 200 players of the world, Cristian, is present here due to a wild card received from the organizers.In the first round he managed a great surprise, after going into 3 sets of much titrated Sorana Cirstea.
For kazakha, Elena Rybakina, this is the first appearance on the main picture of this tournament, after last year was defeated by Alexandra Cadantu in the second round of qualifying.Rybakina has achieved great results this season. She reached quarters in Istanbul, the tournament on clay, and at the tournament on the grass at Hertogenbosch, she reached to the semifinals, as a qualifier.In the first round of this competition he needed extra time in both sets won before the Badosa Paula in Spain.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Jaqueline Cristian vs Elena Rybakina
Kazakhstan’s young player game was impressive in the previous round, with a very aggressive and constant game behind the pitch, leading the game entirely through deep and powerful kicks. I’m counting on a more comfortable victory in this match, going to be a lot more careful about the break balls that will come, being a much stronger player than Jaqueline Cristian, who will have great problems finding solutions to the aggressive game of Rybakina.
Prediction Today: Elena Rybakina
Cristian has won a big victory in the previous round with Sorana Cirstea, but her opponent in this match seems much in shape and I think it will be necessary.
Bet Tips: -2.5 handicap game Rybakina