Monica Niculescu had a difficult draw at the Australian Open, meeting Amanda Anisimova in the first round of the new American tennis tournament. The match will take place on Monday morning around 04:00 and will be watched live on the Eurosport and Eurosport Player platforms.
The 31-year-old Romania player is now 88th in the WTA standings.
The new season seems to have started excellent for Monica Niculescu, who managed to win no less 3 matches without losing any set in the Shenzen tournament, going into the first round of Roland Garros champion in 2017, Jelena Ostapenko, with a 6-0 6-2, followed by a victory in front of Krystina Pliskova, and in the quarter-finals was defeated by Yafan Wang.
Having suffered defeats since the first round in the last Grand Slam tournament he took part in, he tries to overcome this by winning in the difficult conditions in Melbourne.
The 17-year-old Sua player now occupies the 87th place in the WTA standings of the simplest, highest-ranking career.
He stood out in the season with the spectacular result at Indian Wells, where he reached the semifinals, the final of the Hiroshima tournament in September.
She took part in this season debut in the Auckland tournament, where she got to the quarter-finals, being defeated by Viktoria Kuzmova.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Monica Niculescu vs Amanda Anisimova
Even if it is a player who can adapt to challenging conditions like Australia, Monica Niculescu will start with the second chance in this match, his opponent being a new hope of American tennis.
The experience and atypical play of Monica Niculescu will be quite easy to defeat by Amanda Anisimova, who will try to dominate the whole game with his aggressive game behind the field.
Monica Niculescu has not had any remarkable results in the last seasons of the Grand Slam tournament, and this series of defeats will continue at this Australian Open, and Amanda Anisimova is expected to win.
Prediction Today: Victory Amanda Anisimova