For Tour 1 of ITF Castellon, we offer another high point of confidence in the Elena Bogdan (666 WTA) versus Julia Payola (1105 WTA). The $ 15,000 East of Spain competition is one of the last in continental Europe in the open air, because here the mild Mediterranean climate still allows this.

Elena ranked highest on the 151st place in the world, has high-quality moments in the game when she activates and puts her trust in her own strengths. At 25, Bogdan thinks he can make claims right here in Castellon, as the main picture shows. He focused exclusively on the simple test, after having played double in Valencia last week, reaching the semifinals, but he had heavy matches that consumed him pretty much.

206 matches won and 147 lost on clay Elena throughout the career and for the season 2017 it is 19 to 15. The ITF IDU Mamaia semifinal since the beginning of this autumn, remains its peak stagional performance.

Although the current rankings would not have allowed Julia to join the main board here, she had a wild card from Castellon tournament hosts, where she made a semifinal four years ago.

Payola will be 20 years old in January, and her professional experience is comparatively low compared to her generation, 71 wins and 41 defeats, of which 21-18 this season. Julia’s recent form is not encouraging, with many lost games in qualifying rounds; the top reached a ITF competition in Manacor, the quarter finals in February 2017. He recently succumbed to Benicarlo and Vinaros, without taking the set of rivals outside the top one thousand professional tennis players.

Elena Bogdan win 2-0 @ 1.45