Tsurenko reached 28, and the Ukrainian player began to win a trophy for the season over the last 3 years. In 2017, it was the Acapulco (MEX) competition on the clay, winning the finals on Mladenovic (FRA), score 6-1, 7-5. It was the only good result on the red surface.
In fact, Lesia arrived last year in the final stages of a competition only at S-Hertogenbosch (HOL) on the grass. Eliminated in the second round in Brisbane, Tsurenko has not given up yet to Hobart. He defeated Babos (HUN), score 7-6, 6-2, Putinseva (KAZ), score 6-3, 6-2, and Sabalenka (BLR), score 6-1, 6-1. Strong tennis players, which Lesia has “played” on their fingers, are decisive in the critical moments of the disputes, especially in the opponents’ break balls.
Buzarnescu demonstrated in 2017 that you always have to believe in your dream. Romanca, 29, was able to enter the top 100 for the first time and is now in the 57th position. He has won 6 ITF titles and has reached the first quarter of the WTA final.
He played much towards the end of the year, recording only 2 defeats in the last 18 matches of the season. Unfortunately for her, the new season began with her opponent Sharapova, in Shenzhen (CHI). Mihaela lost in a definite manner, score 3-6, 0-6, but did not lose confidence. And this was visible in the inaugural round in Hobart, where the Romance had Cornet (FRA), the fourth favorite of the competition, score 6-2, 6-4. He had no problems with Friedsam (GER) in “eights”, scores 7-5, 6-4, and the miracle called “Miki” continued in “quarters”, 7-6, 6-1 with Riske (USA) . If the first set was balanced, with the Romans saving 5 sets of balls, the second hand was under the control of Buzarnescu, who has raised his level of service and has not given any ball to the opponent.
Although it does not seem, Tsurenko has had some luck, because all her opponents so far have put the “shoulder” in defeats with a service worthy of the ITF. But the player in Ukraine is right with the first chance here. Buzarnescu has also evolved sensationally, but the emotion of the second ATP tournament semifinals, plus the fact that he has learned that he has an almost impossible opponent in the first round of the AO (Wozniacki), might destabilize him. Playing the best tennis after Halep, the romance, but I do not know if this will be enough against Tsurenko, who showed devastating return. The question is asked – which Miki will we see at work? The one in the Cornet dispute or in the match with Friedsam? Here will be the difference, plus the defensive, where Buzarnescu will have to fight with some longer balls, in order not to be discovered in the opponent’s forehand.
Prediction Today: Tsurenko wins