After the surprising victory of the first round in front of the favorites no. 3, Su Wei Hsieh, Monica Niculescu will meet in the second round the Polish Magda Linette, in front of which starts with the first chance to victory. The match can be watched live on Digisport on Thursday.
The 31-year-old Romania player is currently ranked 99th in the WTA standings of the singles test.
In the first round of Hua Hin there was a much-played match against Su Wei Hsieh, a game dominated by many miserable mistakes by both players, Monica Niculescu proving to be more inspired in the end.
He took part in this year’s tournament in Shenzen, where he got to the quarter-finals, but was defeated by Yafan Wang, while at the Australian Open he left the competition prematurely since the inaugural round, defeated by the American Amanda Anisimova in minimum sets.
The 26-year-old Poland player now occupies the 98th place in the WTA standings.
The 2018 season was a bad one, with many defeats in the inaugural rounds of most tournaments, the only notable performance being the final of the Bol tournament on the clay.
The current season started him much better, defeating her in the first round at Hobart by the Greek woman Maria Sakkari, who was defeated at the Australian Open ever since the first round, while in this tour he defeated the Australian Priscilla Hon in 3 sets.
The match in the Hua Hin tournament will be the 2nd straight encounter between the two players, the only confrontation taking place in 2014, Monica Niculescu making it clear, 6-1 6-0.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Monica Niculescu vs Magda Linette
Although Monica Niculescu’s congratulations to Monica Niculescu, Magda Linette has garnered a vast experience in the WTA circuit and Monica Niculescu is in a noticeable drop in shape.
Romanca starts her favorite in this meeting, but her game did not work very well in the first game in Thailand, taking advantage of the high number of unfortunate mistakes of the opponent.
I’m counting on a balanced match between the two players, a match where Magda Linette will have an important “word” to say, my prognosis being at least one set won by the Polish player.
Prediction Today: Magda Linette +1.5 sets