Monica Niculescu is the second romanian expected to walk on the Hua Hin hardcore, but her opponent is a much more experienced and more dangerous player in the Chinese Su-Wei Hsieh. Asian is the favorite now, and the chances are that Monica will make a surprise.
At the Australian Open, her most recent tour, she stopped in tournament 3, where she was defeated by Naomi Osaka’s trophy winner.
However, before coming to Melbourne, he was also present in Auckland, where he checked the semifinals, giving way to Bianca Andreescu.
Hard is the surface that Asians feel the best, and in this season start has a good balance, 6-3.
He currently occupies the 27th WTA, being previously ranked 4 positions higher.
It seemed that the season had started very well, with a quarter-final at Shenzen, where she was defeated by Wang.
At the Australian Open, however, he deeply disappointed, yielding to the minimum set in front of Anisimova.
Currently ranked 99th WTA, there is little chance that the Romanian will look like it is capable of a quick return to the top 30, because its level of play is not very high at this moment.
It is, however, something more rested than its opponent, being the only advantage it holds.
The two players have not had the opportunity to meet up until now, but we are expecting an explosive match, because the pride is big on both camps.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Su Wei-Hsieh vs Monica Niculescu
Our player desires to play all aspects of the game. The lapel slice, the only blow it uses very often, seems to be no longer as effective.
Neither travel is as effective for Monica, a chapter where it will be clearly outgrown by a more agile Hsieh.
Asian has a poor service, but it compensates with a very well-placed forehand and an efficient counter-pied game.
I think we will witness a definite victory of Su-Wei, which I personally see in this form.
Prediction Today: Su Wei-Hsieh