The last match of Thursday at the WTA Palermo, is scheduled at 20.45, between Dayana Yastremska (25 WTA) from Ukraine and Oceane Dodin (116 WTA) from France.
Dayana Yastremska: Team form, news and statistics
Dayana (20 years old) is one of the most talented tennis players of her generation, already having 3 WTA titles, 2 on hard and one on slag.
At 1.75 meters tall and weighing about 67 kilograms, the Ukrainian is very strong physically and possesses explosive blows on both sides of the field.
Before the outbreak of the pandemic, it had good results in 2020, with important victories in Kerber, Vekic, Sabalenka or Kenin.
Against the Iberian Sara Sorribes Tormo, Yastremska won 6-3 6-4, both sets being long, 45 minutes and 60 minutes, given that extremely many games were played in a tie, with 17 balls break saved by both sides.
Oceane Dodin: Team form, news and statistics
Oceane (23 years old) is trying to return to the top 100 in the world, after having a 2018 season in which he suffered several injuries. The highest, the Frenchwoman was ranked 46th in the WTA, in June 2017.
The sportswoman from Lille is a specialist in fast surface games, especially on indoor hard. At 1.83 meters and about 60 kilograms, Dodin has an excellent service, which is his main weapon.
The problem for today’s outsidera is the fact that she comes after 4 games here in the south of Italy, in the last 3 of them she has to play a decisive set. It remains to be seen how many energy resources Oceane will have tonight, to face an intense match, against a dominant opponent.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Dayana Yastremska vs Oceane Dodin
Dodin prevailed in the only direct confrontation, score 7-5 6-4 at ITF Surbiton 2017, on the grass.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Dayana Yastremska vs Oceane Dodin
I go with high confidence on the variant of a set shorter than 41.5 minutes, between Dayana and Oceane.
The pace of the game will be fast, dictated by the Eastern European, and as Dodin does not excel defensively, it is very likely that the ball exchanges will be very short, with few classic rallies behind the bottom line.
I consider that Yastremska will dominate by force and will impose herself, in front of the Frenchwoman who came from the qualifications, from the position of lucky-loser.
Bet Tips: Under 41.5 – Total duration (minutes) Set 1