After a defeat in Shenzen last weekend’s defeat against Veronika Kudermetova in the tiebreak of the decisive set, Irina Begu hoped the 9th week would start better, meeting in the first round of Hobart the winner of Monicai Niculescu from Shenzen, Yafan Wang. The match will take place on Monday morning and can be watched live on Digisport channels.
The 24-year-old China player is now ranked 70th in the WTA standings.
In 2018 he played mainly ITF-level tournaments, managing to run such a tour at the end of the year at Liuzhou.
The current season started very well, reaching the semifinals of the tournament in Shenzen, where it was defeated by the champion, Aryna Sabalenka.
Irina, aged 28, is currently ranked 67th in the WTA standings of the Simple Sample.
He tries to make his debut in the new season with more confidence, the year 2018 being one forgotten for the Bucharest player, where the victories were extremely rare.
Romanca is trying to regain his shape with a few seasons, when his game looks great and needs a few matches to be in the first Grand Slam tournament at the Australian Open.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Yafan Wang vs Irina Begu
The Chinese player crosses a much faster time than Irina Begu, reaching the highest position in her career, while Irina Begu does not seem to find herself.
Being a more experienced player, Irina Begu will try to adapt her play to the Chinese coach’s play, which does not make many miserable mistakes and find her pace.
I will bet on a solid match made by Irina Begu, who at Shenzen was very close to winning against Kudermetova, and in this game will be able to win at least 1 set.
Prediction Today: Irina Begu +1.5 sets