Irina Begu managed the best match this season against the Russian Evgeniya Rodina in the first round of the Thailand Open, and in the second round will meet the Chinese Saisai Zheng. The game can be watched on Digisport channels on Wednesday at around 11:30.
Irina, aged 28, is currently ranked 70th in the WTA standings test.
He tries to find his good form with a few seasons, when he reached the 22nd WTA, but the 2018 season was one of no-one notable for Bucharest.
In this season’s debut, Irina Begu reached Hobart quarterfinals, and at the Australian Open she left the tour in the second round, being defeated by tournament finalist Petra Kvitova.
In the first round of this tournament, she defeated her neighbor, Evgeniya Rodina, extremely clear, 6-2 6-0.
The 24-year-old China player is currently ranked 42th in the WTA standings.
The 2018 season was a consistent one for Saisai Zheng, managing to win some ITF level tournaments, taking part of the season in such tournaments.
After defeats in the first round at Shenzen and the Australian Open, Saisai Zheng made his first victory this season in the first round of Hua Hin, against the Luxembourg player Mandy Minella, with a score of 2-1 in sets.
The Hua Hin tournament match will be the 2nd straight encounter between the two players, the only direct encounter taking place in 2013 in an ITF tournament, when Saisai Zheng scored 2-0 on sets.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Irina Begu vs Saisai Zheng
Irina Begu has had a much more consistent season so far than her opponent, who has managed a single victory this season, while Irina Begu has a quarter-finals in Hobart.
The first match of this tournament was much more convincing for Irina Begu, winning a very clear victory in front of an experienced player, Evegeniya Rodina, while Saisai Zheng had a very disputed match.
Taking into account that Saisai Zheng will play the match against Irina Begu less than 24 hours after the end of the previous one, chances are that it will feel physically, while Irina will continue the good shape shown in the tournament’s start and will get a new victory in the Thailand Open.
Prediction Today: Irina Begu wins