Mihaela Buzarnescu got the best trip to Hiroshima in a tournament this year, making an important leap in next week’s standings.

Alison Van Uytvanck

▫️The Belgian player, at the age of 25, is currently ranked 63rd WTA, the highest career position being 37th, occupied in 2018.
▫️He managed to win this year’s Budapest indoor tournament in February and to dispute the final in Karsluhe, on the slab in August, where he was defeated by Patricia Tig.
▫️In the first lap from Hiroshina he defeated 2 compatriots in the previous rounds, Ysaline Bonaventure and Kirsten Flipkens respectively, losing a single set in the finals.


Mihaela Buzarnescu

▫️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.
▫️By qualifying for the quarterfinals in Hiroshima, Mihaela achieves the best result of this season, a season sprinkled with many tournaments in which she was eliminated in the first round.
▫️Despite a match with over 50 unforced errors, the Romanian managed over 40 winning balls against Kurumi Nara in eighth, starting with enough confidence in the quarterfinals.

1.Direct meetings

The two players have met up to now 2 times, the score being equal, 1-1, the last game being won by the Belgian player, last year in Budapest, 2-0 in sets.

2.What is the shape of the players in the last 5 matches?
  • Alison Van Uytvanck
  • Last result: 6-2 3-6 6-3 vs Flipkens
  • Shape: W W L W L

▪️Players difficult to approach, with strange and unpredictable strokes, Van Uytvanck is a solid player, hard to beat.
▪️This year he can boast the title won in Budapest, for the second time in his career, and with a semi-final in Rabat.
▪️In Japan, she had only one opponent with her team in the Fed Cup team, surpassing Ysaline Bonaventure and Kirsten Flipkens, against whom she lost a set, the only one so far.
▪️With Mihaela he has met twice before, both games ending in minimum sets, the victories being divided. The last time they met in Budapest, the Belgian prevailed. Both meetings were played on the hard drive.

  • Mihaela Buzarnescu
  • Last result: 7-6 7-5 vs Nara
  • Shape: W W L L W

▪️Mihaela succeeds in the premiere this season of qualifying in the quarterfinals of a WTA tournament, an excellent performance, even if the tournament is not a very important one.
▪️The performance is even more valuable, given that the previous tour surpassed the public favorite and no.1 on the main table of the tournament, Japanese Kurumi Nara.
▪️Although split in 2 sets, the match was very disputed and dramatic, Mihaela returning to the opening set from 1-4 and 2-5 to win in the tie-break. The second set was equally contested, needing extensions, Buzarnescu managing to avoid the tie-break and prevailing with 7-5.

3.News, analysis, statistics and progress about the 2 players.

▫️It occupies the 63rd position this week.
▫️Like Mihaela, she is for the first time in Hiroshima.
▫️The 37th position is the best one occupied in the career.
▫️He has a positive balance this season, with 24 wins and 19 losses.
▫️At the recently concluded Us Open was eliminated in the second round by Chinese Wang.
▫️He holds the 125 WTA position.
▫️This is the third time this year that Mihaela has won 2 wins.
▫️9 double mistakes made Buzarnescu the previous match.
▫️Romanca is present for the first time in Hiroshima.
▫️Buzarnescu has won 13 victories and 26 defeats this year, averaging 33% of the matches won.

Tennis Prediction of the Day Van Uytvanck vs Buzarnescu

The player from Beglia starts easily in this match, having a more consistent season than Mihaela, but the form shown by the Romanian in this tournament gives me hope in this match. Mihaela Buzarnescu presents a varied game, with which Alison Van Uytvanck, who is a heavy player and who prefers the static game, will walk a lot. So, my prognosis is the victory of romance, which feels that it can succeed in Hiroshima to win a second title in the record.

Prediction Today: Buzarnescu
Odds: 2.25