The only Romanian present on the main painting from Hobart, Sorana Cirstea, will meet in the opening round the Czech Kristyna Pliskova, the sister of the more titled Karolina.
The match will take place on Monday, around 10:30, being broadcast live on Digisport.
◾️The 29-year-old Romanian player currently occupies 74th place in the WTA standings at this time, climbing again in the first hundred WTA.
◾️He made a solid comeback in the second half of the previous season, playing the semifinal of the Nurnberg tournament and the final in Tashkent.
◾️After the defeat in the first round at Shenzen, Hobart won 2 matches on the qualifying table, in minimum sets, passing in the last match of his compatriot, Irina Begu.
◾️The Czech player, the twin sister of the more titled Karolina Pliskova, currently occupies 66th place in the WTA standings, trying to reach the top 50 WTA, where she was 2 years ago.
◾️In the previous season, the level of the game rose a lot, having consistent results on all surfaces, reaching the upper stages in many tournaments.
◾️She made her excellent debut this year, reaching the semifinals of the Chinese tournament in Shenzen, and was defeated by Elena Rybakina.
▫️The two players have met only once so far, in 2013, when Sorana Cirstea prevailed with 2-1 sets, in the tournament at the Australian Open.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Sorana Cirstea vs Kristyna Pliskova
Kristyna Pliskova has raised her game level a lot this year in the Shenzen tournament, having a much higher level of play, and her main weapons, serivice and forehand are superior to Sorana Cirstea.
Even if it compensates for a better movement in the field, Sorana Cirstea’s mission will be an extremely difficult one, the difference being due to the greater number of unforced mistakes on the part of the romance.
Prediction Today: Kr. Pliskova
Like my tennis partner, I see a favorite here on the Czech player. I find it more solid, more in shape, plus it is also better ranked in the WTA hierarchy.
Sorana doesn’t impress me at all. We all know that they often give up psychically and from this point of view do not give them much chance.
Pliskova has grown in recent seasons, coming after the final in Shenzhen at the first tournament of 2020, so everything recommends it.
I really don’t see a chapter where our player is superior to his opponent.
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