Ozgen – Gasparyan: where will Margarita start in Istanbul?
Last year’s semi-finalist of the tournament in Istanbul Margarita Gasparyan on September 9 will play in the first round of the tournament with local tennis player Pemra Ozgen. We suggest that you familiarize yourself with the forecast for the match.
At 34, the representative of Turkey, Pemra Ozgen, did not rise above the 182nd position in the WTA ranking. Before the start of the home tournament in Istanbul, the tennis player takes only 214th place.
As in the previous year, in Istanbul, Ozgen received wild cards from the organizers. Will it help her? A year earlier in the first round, Ozgen lost to Peterson (1-6, 6-2, 0-6). Even taking into account the set won in the handicap, there were (-7) games.
Last week in Prague, a Turkish tennis player played for the first time since she was released from quarantine. We managed to win two matches, but the level of the opponents was far from the highest.
At Margarita Gasparyan relate pleasant memories with a performance in Istanbul in 2019. Then the Russian tennis player managed to get to the finals of the competition, marking out victories on the tournament grid over Buzarnescu (1-6, 6-4, 7-5) and Kudermetova (7-5, 6-4). This year, given the current 117th position in the ranking, it is important to try to protect the points.
The Russian tennis player took part in the US Open. They managed to beat Monica Puig in the first round in New York (6-3, 7-6, 0-6). In the second round match against Serena Williams, there was little chance of winning (2-6, 4-6).
Tennis players have not played among themselves before
Over the past three participation in the tournament in Istanbul, Ozgen has never overcome the barrier of the first round
Gasparyan defends points for last year’s semi-final in Istanbul
Margarita Gasparyan significantly surpasses Ozgen in terms of her potential and technical arsenal . The Russian tennis player is above the class and extremely motivated by the defense of last year’s points. It will also be far from easy for Ozgen to adapt to Margarita’s playing style with her one-handed backhand.
We expect that in this first round match there will be no sensations, and the favorite will confidently advance to the second round. As a prediction for the match, we offer a minus handicap for the Russian woman.
Our prediction is that Gasparyan will win with a handicap (-3.5) of the game for a coefficient of 1.70 in BC Betcity.