One of the two romances present in the quarter-finals of this Bucharest Open edition, Irina Begu, will meet her in the second round on the field on the experienced German player Laura Siegemund.
Originally from Bucharest, Irina starts very well in this tournament, with no remarkable results this season, descending from the first hundred of the WTA, currently the 112th place.He made some hard-wins in the beginning of the season, reaching up to the quarter-finals in Budapest.He declares a few days ago that he feels excellent in the home tour, managing 2 wins in a minimum of sets, against solid opponents, Aleksandra Krunic and Kaja Juvan.
The 31-year-old German player is currently ranked 77th in the WTA standings.The most notable career results he has achieved on clay, his play being endurance, alternating long blows with many shorts around the net.She won 2 wins in this tour against Anhelian Kalinina and Lara Arruabarena respectively, losing one set in the first match.
🎾 Direct meetings
The two players have met so far 2 times in the circuit in 2015 and 2016, the score being equal, 1-1, Begu earning the match on the clay.
🎾 What is the shape of the players in the last 5 games?
- Irina Begu
- Last result: 6-4 6-3 vs Juvan
- Form: W W L W L
Winning in 2017 both singles and doubles, and last year at doubles, Irina feels great when it comes to evolving at the Bucharest tournament.
This year again had excellent performances coming after a least modest season, if we report that it was out of the top 100.
Krunic and Juvan have been Irina’s victims so far, both sports with better results than the Romance this season.
- Laura Siegemund
- Last result: 7-5 6-3 vs Arruabarena
- Form: W W L W W
Siegemund is in third place in Bucharest, last year, just like in the quarter-finals of the competition, where she was defeated by Petra Martic.
He passed by Kalinina and Arruabarrena, losing a set so far against the Ukrainian athlete.
It will be the third time when face to face with Irina Begu, victories being equally divided between the two. On the slag, Begu came out winning, in the only match disputed on this surface in 2015 in Charleston.
🎾 News, analysis, statistics and ancnronics about the 2 players.
- It is the 112th WTA.
- He has not lost any set yet.
- He has a negative balance this season, 13 wins and 16 defeats.
- He has 4 career titles, the last one in Bucharest, 2 years ago.
- This year has not managed more than 2 consecutive wins.
- It occupies the position of the 77th WTA.
- A presence in the semifinals is the best performance at the Bucharest tournament.
- 22 wins and 18 defeats have nemtoaica this season.
- Nemtoaica spent more than an hour and a half more on the field than Irina at this tournament.
- Siegemund has 2 titles in his career, the last in 2017 in Stuttgart.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Irina Begu vs Laura Siegemund
The match between the two protagonists announces a spectacular and yet balanced one, both of which are solid players on this surface. The long throws of balls behind the pitch will prevail in this meeting, with a small advantage on the side of Irina Begu, while Laura Siegemund will try to break the pace of the game with the short cuts around the net. Without a clear favorite in this match, I expect a long game, the sets can be decided even after a tiebreak, and are also likely to be decided after a decisive set in favor of either player.
Prediction Today: Irina Begu