Sorana Cirstea has improved her game in the second half of 2017, achieving better results than in any other career period. However, 2018 began shy for the 36th place in the WTA hurricane, missing the opportunity to fight for the Brisbane and Hobart trophy, defeated by Sevastova and Watson, each time without a set. On the other hand, the Australian Open brought the Romanian athlete the best result of last year, as well as his career. Sorana Cirstea managed to make the finals at Melbourne, where she was eliminated by Garbine Muguruza.
Zarina Diyas is a player from KAzahstan, ranked weaker now in the WTA ranking, where he was 60. However, bookmakers have arguments that give this favorite to bookmakers. However, 2018 began bravely for her, with tour 3 in Shenzhen, where she stopped in front of Maria Sharapova, defeated in a minimum of sets, after having managed to impose in front of some athletes such as Zhang and Parmentier. Last year, he did not make a great tour at Melbourne, where he left his inaugural tour, being eliminated by Madison Keys. The same happened at all the Grand Slem tournaments in 2017, he left the tournament in the first round.
The two met once in their career and then it happened in 2014, when Diyas set himself in a minimum of sets at Wuhan. This time things are different, but Sorana needs to serve well in order to avoid the good return that Kazakh has. I think the chances are 50-50, being sporty by the relatively close value, which could make the dispute enter decisive. On top of one another, Sorana felt good at the Australian Open in 2017 and I think this still matters.
Prediction Today: Sorana Cirstea – Zarina Diyas: Sorana Cirstea wins at least one set
Odds: Sorana Cirstea wins 2.08