Monica Niculescu benefited in the first round from Luxembourg of the withdrawal of Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck, when the latter leads 4-2 in the first set, going to meet in the second round the Russian Margarita Gasparyan, a game that is difficult to announce.
▪️The 32-year-old Romanian is currently in the 2nd world WTA rankings, 111th.
▪️He had some results this season, such as the quarter-finals at Shenzen at the beginning of the season, respectively reaching the phase of the finals in the tournament in Miami.
▪️He did not make an excellent start in this tournament in Luxembourg, being led by 4-2 Belgian Alison Van Uytvanck when she was forced to leave.
▪️The Russian player, at the age of 25, is currently ranked 81st WTA, the highest place in his career being 41st, occupied in 2016.
▪️The current season was a completely disastrous one for the Russian players, not getting any notable results, and the competitions left them most often in the opening rounds.
▪️In the hall she took part last week in the tournament in Linz, where she was defeated in the first round by Julia Goerges, while in this tournament she defeated Jill Teichmann in 3 sets.
▫️The two players have met so far only once, last year in the hall in Limoges, where Margarita Gasparyan won 2-1 in sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Monica Niculescu vs Margarita Gasparyan
I expect the Russian to take control of this match, through an aggressive game from behind the field, and Monica Niculescu to try to offer a counterattack reply through her unconventional game, but the form of the romance is quite weak at the moment. I am counting on the Russian player’s victory, which is in search of a remarkable result in this final of the season to keep it in the top 100 WTA, and this duel against Monica Niculescu I do not think it will cause much trouble.
Prediction Today: M. Gasparyan