After 3 matches won in qualifications, where she defeated Gabriela Ruse in the last round, Monica Niculescu qualified on the main competition table in Luxembourg, where she will meet in the first round the winner of Tashkent, Alison Van Uytvanck.
Alison Van Uytvanck
▪️The player from Belgium, at the age of 25, is currently ranked 48th WTA, the highest career place being 37, occupied in 2018.
▪️He managed to win this year’s Budapest indoor tournament in February, respectively the tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, two weeks ago, where he passed the last tour of Sorana Cirstea.
▪️Last week she participated in the tournament in Linz, where she was defeated prematurely, in the second round, defeated in a decisive set by the Dutchman Kiki Bertens.
▪️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.
▪️The most important result of the season was obtained in the Ilkey Challenger, on the grass, obtaining a qualifying position at Wimbledon, but in the last period he did not obtain any notable results.
▫️The two players have met 3 times so far, the score being 2-1 in favor of romance, but 2 weeks ago the two met in Tashkent, when Alison Van Uytvanck prevailed, 6-2 6- 1.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Alison Van Uytvanck
- Last result: 1-2 vs Bertens
- Shape: L W W W W
▫️Alinson Van Uytvanck (# 48 WTA, 25 years) has not convinced the last three competitions in Luxembourg, as he did, for example, in 2015, when he reached the semifinals of the competition.
▫️Unfortunately, at that time, the Belgian was eliminated by the Japanese Misaki Doi.
▫️At the end of last month, Van Uytvanck triumphed in Tashkent, defeating her in the grand final, to our dismay, even Sorana Cîrstea. Subsequently, Van Uytvanck went to Austria, but quickly ended the hostilities, being eliminated from Linz since the second match.
▫️However, his opponent was an extremely tough one, namely Bertens, who beat her in three sets.
- Monica Niculescu
- Last result: 2-0 vs Ruse
- Shape: W W W L L
▫️Monica Niculescu (# 111 WTA, 32 years) does not have many titles in the record, but one of them was won right here in Luxembourg. In 2016, the Romanian triumphed on the Luxembourg land, after an authoritarian final win with a weakened Petra Kvitova.
▫️However, since then, Monica has failed to match her performance, leaving the tournament since the first tour, both in 2017 and 2016.
▫️Prior to this match, Niculescu played three qualifying rounds at the WTA Luxembourg.
▫️In the most recent of them, she came across a countrymen, much younger Gabriela Ruse, whom she eliminated quite lightly, defeating her in a minimum of sets, score 6-1 / 6-1.
🎾News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▪️He has 30 wins and 22 defeats in 2019, of which 17 with 13 on the hard.
▪️10 out of 11 career wins have come on the hard.
▪️Won 2 tournaments in 2019, both on the hard, at Tashkent and Budapest.
▪️He is 1.73 m high and strikes with his right hand.
▪️# 37 WTA is its best ranking, reached in August 2018.
▪️He has 23 wins and 13 defeats in 2019, of which 15 with 10 on the hard.
▪️6 out of 8 tournaments in his career came on the hard.
▪️In 2019, he triumphed only on grass at Ilkley (ITF).
▪️He is 1.68 m high and strikes with his right hand.
▪️# 28 WTA is its best ranking, reached in February 2012.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Alison Van Uytvanck vs Monica Niculescu
The victory of the last direct match is still fresh for Alison Van Uytvanck, the Belgian having remarkable results in the indoor tournaments, and she starts with the first chance in this match. I think it will confirm this status, even if Monica Niculescu is already comfortable with the Luxembourg tour. The prognosis chosen by me is a comfortable victory achieved by Alison Van Uytvanck in front of Monica Niculescu in this first round.
Prediction Today: A. Van Uytvanck -3.5 games