A re-edition of this year’s semi-final at the Bucharest Open will take place in the second round in Hiroshima, between the Romanian Patricia Tig, who is in excellent form and the German Laura Siegemund, an experienced player, especially on clay.
▪️The 31-year-old German player currently ranks 84th in the WTA rankings.
▪️The most notable results of his career were obtained on the slag, his game being an endurance game, in which he alternates the long shots with many short ones near the net.
▪️Hard participated in the Bronx tournament, where she was defeated in the first round by Mihaela Buzarnescu, while at the US Open she qualified in the second round, won by Sofia Kenin.
▪️In the first tour from Hiroshima he had very clear Russian Valeria Savinykh in minimum sets.
▪️The 24-year-old is ranked 137th WTA, rising weekly in the standings following the latest notable results this summer.
▪️His tennis looks excellent during this period, proving a great appetite for games, feeling the lack of official matches in recent years.
▪️He made a remarkable performance in the tournament in Bucharest, coming from qualifications and reaching the final act, where he was defeated by Elena Rybakina, and after that performance followed the victory in the ▪️Karslsuhe tournament, his tennis showing very well.
▪️In the Hiroshima tournament he won 2 qualifying matches, and in the first round he defeated another representative of the hosts, Ayano Shimizu, in 2 sets.
The two players have met 3 times so far in the circuit, the score being 2-1 in favor of the German player, but the last direct match, played this summer on the slab in Bucharest, returned to Patricia in the minimum of sets.
What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
- Patricia Tig
- Last result: 2-0 vs Shimizu
- Shape: W W W L W
▪️Patricia Tig is present for the first time on the main panel from Hiroshima. To access this stage, the Romanian, had to play 2 qualifying rounds, where he had the favorites of the hosts, Muramatsu and Okamura.
▪️In the first round of the tournament itself, Patricia Tig, passed by another sportswoman from Japan, Ayano Shimizu in minimal sets.
▪️Tig returned to the circuit this year and played no less than 9 ITF tournaments in Cancun, managing to win the last 2 in which he participated. She then managed to reach the final in Bucharest, from the position of players coming from qualifications, and at the beginning of August she defeated Alison van Uytvanck in the final at Karlsruhe.
- Laura Siegemund
- Last result: 2-0 vs Savinykh
- Shape: W L W L L
▪️Laura Siegemund is not a very good player on hard, preferring to evolve more on clay. She won 12 wins this year on the hard, but most of them came in the WTA tournament qualifiers.
▪️For the first time in his career at this competition, Siegemund lost only 5 games in the first round in front of Valeria Savinykh.
▪️Siegemund has won 2 of the previous 3 matches with Patricia Tig, including the only one to be played on the hard at the US Open 2016.
News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.
▫️He is present for the first time in his career on the main panel of this tournament.
▫️He has 28 wins and 7 defeats on the hard, most in ITF tournaments.
▫️He defeated Siegemund in the last straight match.
▫️It currently ranks 140 WTA, with the best position being 83.
▫️For the presence in the second round you will receive 30 WTA points.
▫️He plays for the first time in his career at this tournament.
▫️He won 2 times in front of Patriciei Tig, including the only game played on the hard.
▫️He has 12 wins and 11 defeats on the hard in 2019.
▫️The winner will play in the next round with Christina McHale or Veronika Kudermetova.
▫️He is currently ranked 84th WTA, with the best position being 27th.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Patricia Tig vs Laura Siegemund
Although a balanced match is announced, Laura Siegemund’s performance in the first round was a very authoritative one, with 84% at first serve, converting over 75% of balls. Even if Patricia Tig played well against the Japanese Shimizu, the two previous direct victories of the German in front of the romance must be taken into account, this one having a different style of play, in which the game alternates greatly. Thus I bet on a solid match managed by Laura Siegmund, having important chances to get qualification in the next round.
Prediction Today: L. Siegemund +2.5 game-uri