In the first round of the WTA competition from St. Petersburg will face Marketa Vondrousova and Ajla Tomljanovic.
Marketa Vondrousova: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Marketa returned at the beginning of the year after an absence of more than half a year.
◾️After the dream final at Roland Garros, the talented Czech player did not find his rhythm.
◾️He tried to play in the grass season, but did not show up at high levels.
◾️After Wimbledon, Vondrousova underwent surgery on her left wrist.
◾️The return to the circuit took place earlier this year in Australia.
◾️After the quarter-finals in Adelaide, Marketa lost in the first round at the Australian Open – defeated by Svetlana Kuznetsova.
◾️In 2019, the 20-year-old played a single indoor hardcore tournament – in February, in Budapest.
◾️She is in the first participation in the competition in Russia.
Ajla Tomljanovic: Team shape, news and statistics
◾️Ajla has had a noticeable increase in the game over the last year and a half.
◾️The player born in Zagreb, but who represents Australia, climbed to the 39th WTA, career-high.
◾️He is now 57, but the tennis shown is one of hope.
◾️Tomljanovic has 3 wins and 3 defeats in 2020, but all 3 failures came in front of top names: Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep and Garbine Muguruza.
◾️Only with the athlete from our country he gave in two sets (4-6, 5-7 in Adelaide).
◾️He fought formally with the other two and managed to get them to the final set.
◾️The 1.80 meters sportswoman has a powerful service, her advances at the net are most often successful.
◾️She has good variety on the forehand, and the defense is decent.
🎾Statistics of the direct matches Marketa Vondrousova vs Ajla Tomljanovic
▫️It is the second straight match between the two players.
▫️The first one was won by Marketa, on the slab from Istanbul, an area that benefits it.
◽️The player from Czech Republic, only 20 years old, is currently 17th in the WTA rankings, the highest position being 14th.
◽️Last year was the best season of his career, and the best result was obtained at Roland Garros, where he got to the last act.
◽️Due to an injury, he did not play any match after the Wimbledon tournament until the end of the season, and this year he was defeated in the first round at the Australian Open.
◽️The 26-year-old Australian player is currently ranked 57th in the WTA rankings, the highest ranking being 39th place in April.
◽️He had a pretty consistent 2019 season, with constant presence on the main boards of the major tournaments in the circuit.
◽️In all the tournaments this year, Brisbane, Adelaide and the Australian Open, Alja Tomljanovic was defeated in the second round.
▫️The two players have met so far only once, last year on the slab in Istanbul, where Marketa ▫️Vondrousova won with a 6-3 double.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Marketa Vondrousova vs Ajla Tomljanovic
I think Vondrousova will need a few more tournaments to get into the rhythm. The ups and downs in the evolution were seen at the two races ticked off in the beginning of 2020, after a half year break and a complicated operation.
The form shown by Ajla is a good one, having recently managed to get a set for Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open (which reached the final) and Karoline Pliskova at Brisbane (the future winner of the competition).
I don’t see why he is offered such a high stake in at least one set in Tuesday’s match.
I trust the game of Ajlei, I recommend you go on her hand.
Prediction Today: Minimum one set Ajla Tomljanovic