On Wednesday, October 21, 2020, after 15.00, the match of the second round of the WTA Ostrava is scheduled, between Victoria Azarenka (14 WTA) from Belarus and Barbora Krejcikova (85 WTA) from the Czech Republic.
he recommended prognosis is favorable for the athlete from Eastern Europe, who is in excellent shape on the fast surfaces, since the official resumption of the women’s professional circuit.
Victoria Azarenka: Team form, news and statistics
Victoria (31 years old) is a former world leader, a player with Grand Slam titles in her record, who was forced to retire temporarily when her first child was born.
Then, the competition break was greatly prolonged for personal reasons, being in the process with her little boy’s father and unable to travel around the world at WTA tournaments.
Fortunately, these issues have been resolved, and Azarenka has been able to focus on training and has returned to an extremely high level, close to the peak of form needed to fight on a par with the best tennis players on the circuit in 2020. .
After the lockdown, the Belarusian won the WTA title in Cincinnati and then lost the final of the major tournament at the US Open, on hard outdoor. He didn’t do very well on the slag, ticking a quarter-final in Rome and a 2nd round at Roland Garros, in extremely difficult climatic conditions.
Azarenka has trained very well in recent weeks at Patrick Mouratoglu’s academy in France and seems ready to win a new WTA title here in Ostrava.
Barbora Krejcikova: Team form, news and statistics
Barbora (24 years old) is a player who established herself in the doubles event, but now she has the ambition to climb in the standings and in the singles event.
She comes from the qualifiers of the Ostrava tournament, after a good game, in which she did not give up the set. However, the level of competitiveness shown by Juvan, Teichmann and Martincova does not compare with what Azarenka will display on Wednesday.
Krejcikova is a tennis player who has evolved mainly on slag, throughout her career as a female singles.
He has no WTA title, but has individually won 16 ITF trophies, 15 of them on slow surfaces and one on indoor hard.
Overall, the Czech’s record in the hall is negative, with 25 victories and 27 defeats.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Victoria Azarenka vs Barbora Krejcikova
The two players from different generations have never faced each other so far, in an official women’s singles match on the WTA circuit.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Azarenka vs Barbora Krejcikova
I go to the hand of the more experienced and valuable player on fast surfaces.
Azarenka has a much more consistent game in this period of 2020, has much more solid benchmarks in the simple game and an extraordinary appetite for play, being somewhat in search of lost time.
Victoria is extremely motivated, she has a tone very close to the one shown years ago, when she was ranked 1st in the world.
Barbora Krejcikova has aggressive shots, a decent service, but mentally he is not at all close to the level of his opponent today, and here the difference will be made in the key moments.
Prediction Today: Azarenka -1.5 handicap sets