Mihaela Buzarnescu is trying to get the best result of the season in Hiroshima, going to meet Kurumi Nara, from Japan, in the finals.
▫️Romanca, aged 31, is currently ranked 129th in the WTA rankings, dropping sharply in the WTA rankings due to a total disastrous season on the circuit.
▫️After the injury suffered in San Jose in the previous season, Mihaela’s game did not convince at all, suffering many defeats, almost all coming from the first round of tournaments.
▫️Without a win lately, Mihaela has managed to defeat Bulgaria’s Viktoriya Tomova in the first set in minimum sets.
▫️The player from Japan, reached 27, is currently ranked 182 WTA, the highest career position being 32, occupied in 2014.
▫️He alternated this season the ITF level tournaments with the WTA circuit, and the best result was obtained in the tournament at Roland Garros, where he qualified on the main table, reaching the second round.
▫️In the first lap from Hiroshina she defeated Tatjana Maria with a 6-4 double, but did not excel in the game.
The two players have not met so far in the circuit, the first direct confrontation will take place.
🎾What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Mihaela Buzarnescu
- Last result: 2-0 vs Viktoriya Tomova (Hiroshima – hard)
- Shape: W L L W L
Mihaela Buzarnescu, 31-year-old tennis player, born in Bucharest, 125th place in the WTA standings, is present in the premiere on the main panel of the Hana-cupid Japan Women’s Open, this year’s tournament in Hiroshima, endowed with total prizes in value of 250000 dollars.
Defeated by 6-1, 3-6, 3-6, by Anna Blinkoca, 73rd WTA, in the finals of the NYJTL Bronx Open, New York International Tournament, Buzarnescu failed to surpass the opening round of the Grand Flushing Meadows slam, losing 3-6, 4-7 ahead of world number 77, Andrea Petkovic of Germany. In the first round of the Hiroshima tournament, “Miki” passed in minimum sets, 6-1, 6-4 by Bulgarian Viktoriya Tomova, 184th place WTA.
- Kurumi Nara
- Last result: 2-0 vs Tatjana Maria (Hiroshima – hard)
- Shape: W L L W L
Japanese player Kurumi Nara, 182nd in the WTA hierarchy, returns for the second consecutive year on the main panel of the Hana-Cupid Janap Open, a tournament at the eleventh edition, hosted this year by the city of Hiroshima. In the previous edition, Nara stopped yet from the first round of the competition, being defeated by 3-6, 4-6 by Mandy Minella from Luxembourg.
After the defeat in the first round of the US Open qualifiers, the last Grand Slam tournament of the year, 1-6, 6-4, 3-6 in the company of the world number 92, Timea Babos from Hungary, Kurumi Nara passed in the opening round from Hiroshima, with a 6-4 double, by Tatjana Maria, 86th WTA.
🎾 News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▫️The 20th WTA is Mihaela’s best ranking in the hierarchy.
▫️Has only one WTA trophy, won a year ago in San Jose, United States.
▫️He won only 4 of the 17 matches played on the hard surface, this year.
▫️54.6% is the percentage of break balls saved by Mihaela, during the 41 matches played, in 2019.
▫️He managed 49 aces and made 142 double mistakes since the beginning of this year.
▫️32nd place in the WTA rankings represents the highest position occupied by Nara in the hierarchy.
▫️He has a single WTA trophy, won in Brazil, on the slab at Rio de Janeiro, in 2014.
▫️He won 8 of the 15 matches played outdoors on the hard surface in 2019.
▫️55% is the percentage of points earned by Japanese tennis, on its own service.
▫️69.7% represents the percentage of break balls saved by Kurumi Nara during this year.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Mihaela Buzarnescu vs Kurumi Nara
Comparing the statistics of the first round of the two players, Mihaela managed a much better match than Kurumi Nara, showing a tennis of the highest level, with high percentages both at work and in return. I think the player from Japan does not have the necessary weapons to create big problems, and Mihaela will get a qualification in the quarterfinals, being very mounted in this tournament to get the best result this season.
Bet Tips: M. Buzarnescu wins the first set and the match