Kuznetsova and Svitolina will meet in one of the most anticipated matches on September 18 in Rome. Behind Svetlana’s shoulders are two difficult matches. How much will this moment affect the result? – get acquainted with our forecast.
Once again, in full glory, Svetlana Kuznetsova demonstrates that she should not be written off. Character, willpower and excellent ground playing skills are still in the arsenal of the Russian woman, which we constantly write about in our predictions for matches with Svetlana.
At the tournament in Rome, in two starting fights, bookmaker analysts clearly underestimated the Russian woman and led her as an underdog. However, Kuznetsova was able in three-set battles first to cope with Bernarda Pera (3-6, 7-6, 6-3), and then with Anette Kontaveit (4-6, 7-5, 6-3). Both fights followed a similar scenario. Kuznetsova was inferior from the start, but in the second games she clung at the cost of incredible efforts, tenacious play on the back line for the result. The result was that psychologically the rivals were not ready for such a turning point and were clearly “pouring in” in the third set.
Will Svitolin manage to get into the 1/8 finals in the same style? After all, Elina is one of those who are also able to show all their capabilities and willpower. And in case of another protracted fight, Svetlana has almost three hours on the court in the game against Kontaveit.
Only in Rome, Elina Svitolina played her first official match after a long break. The debut was successful for the Ukrainian tennis player. We managed to cope with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in two sets (6-3, 7-6).
In the course of the game with Anastasia, Elina made much less mistakes, tried to play in an aggressive manner, boldly attack. This tennis proved to be effective. Only Elina’s problem reappeared at the closing of matches. Failed in the second set to immediately close the match on its serve, did not convert two match points. However, it was Svitolina who played more confidently in the tie-break and finished the match in her favor.
Svitolina leads 3-1 in personal meetings
Tennis players will play each other on clay for the first time
In Rome, over the past three years, Svitolina has two titles
09/25/19 Svetlana Kuznetsova Elina Svitolina 0: 2
08/15/18 Elina Svitolina Svetlana Kuznetsova 2: 1
An interesting confrontation is expected between two tennis players with a rich technical arsenal and excellent playing on clay. Svitolina before this game three times in her career coped with the resistance of Kuznetsova. Now, all other things being equal, the factor of Svetlana’s fatigue may come to the fore. It is unlikely that there will be many easy draws and games against Svitolina , which is also not in favor of the Russian woman. We offer a forecast for the victory of a Ukrainian tennis player.
Our prediction is Svitolina’s victory for 1.57 odds in BC Vinline.