Kasatkina for the first time in many months broke into the semifinals of the WTA tournament. But it’s too early to talk about her returning to a high level, because during the competition she has played with only one top 100 tennis player, who is also in decline. What to expect from Daria further? – Read or prediction.
At what time are Kasatkina and Friedsam to play?
The game time is March 7, 2020, at 14:30 (GMT+1).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Daria Kasatkina takes the 73th position and Anna-Lena Friedsam takes the 45th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kasatkina have?
Daria Kasatkina has won 65.5% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Friedsam have?
Anna-Lena Friedsam has won 64.0% of the games as a favorite.
Finally, Daria is gaining condition, is slowly “recovering” and begins to delight her fans. For the current season the 73rd place in the WTA rating Kasatkina has played 15 matches and has got 9 wins. The main success was, however, in the qualifying rounds for major tournaments – in the main draws, so far no luck with opponents. So at the Australian Open, in the first round, Dasha got Madison Keys, and in the start round of Doha, the Russian woman waited for Muguruza.
With such opponents, it is difficult to gain condition. But at the current tournament there is already a semifinal stage, and real chances to compete for the trophy. Kasatkina was stronger than Parmentier, Bara and Giorgi, but in the upcoming meeting she is not waiting for a very formidable opponent.
In her last match, Daria won 71% of the games on her first serve, if today she plays the first serve in the same way, Kasatkina will deal with the German in two sets. Considering the current form of the Russian tennis player, as well as long-standing victories in personal meetings, it is possible to cope with the rival.
Friedsam does her best to return to a high level again. But this is not an easy task, because the German woman returned after a serious injury. Of course, many months have already passed, but she is still not in the best physical condition and cannot find her rhythm in any way. On the court, Anna-Lena plays extremely aggressively and is number one. Because she is only trying to aggravate, at the any time from any position. In addition, the tennis player is completely dependent on her serve, and only she disappears, so difficulties begin immediately.
For the current season, the Germans have had 12 matches, where she won 8 times. The most significant of all took place just at the same tournament – she won Mladenovic and Kuzmova. Anna-Lena has already jumped above her head, the semifinal of Lyon will be regarded as a completely successful performance, but Daria should go to the final.
Kasatkina vs Friedsam Predictions
It is difficult to be sure of the outcome of the upcoming match, because both tennis players perform on the tour with serious problems and they can create a lot of problems for themselves at every momet. But there will definitely not be an easy walk for anyone, since the final is at stake.
- Our prediction: Total match games will be over 20.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Kasatkina leads in head-to-head fights – 2-0.
- 8-4 – Friedsam’s record in 2020.
- 9-6 – Kasatkina’s record in 2020.