The first seeding number at the tournament in the Thai city of Hua Hin, Elina Svitolina, will fight on February 14 against Nao Hibino to reach the semifinals. An easy rival for the Ukrainian? – We offer a prediction for the match.
At what time are Elina Svitolina and Nao Hibino to play?
The game time is February 14, 2020, at 09:30 AM (GMT).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Elina Svitolina takes the 4th position and Nao Hibino takes the 84th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Elina Svitolina have?
Elina Svitolina has won 65.7% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Nao Hibino have?
Nao Hibino has won 57.3% of the games as a favorite.
Elina Svitolina in 2019 competed at a high level, but she could not get a cup in the season. Wimbledon and the US Open Grand Slam tournaments were good for Elina, and the athlete played in semifinals. Due to the high rating, the Ukrainian was able to take part in the Final tournament of the year, where she performed in the final match. Over the current season, the tennis player played 9 matches, she was lucky to win in 6 of them.
At the tournament in Hua Hin, Elina Svitolina held two matches in which she won decisively over Schoofs (6-2, 6-4) and Sanders (6-1, 6-2). Both rivals were significantly inferior in terms of the game and could not keep a high pace in rallies when exchanging blows.
Note that by the second match, Svitolina was able to add in the game. Served at 68% accuracy, won 82% of points in the first serve, had a total advantage in receiving (58% points). It does not seem that this tournament is a pleasure for Elina. Since 2018, Svitolina has not had a single title.
Nao Hibino performed at the middle level last season, because of the low rating she participated in competitions of various associations. Most successful for the Japanese was the home tournament in Hiroshima, where the athlete won the cup.
With a lot of difficulties, Nao Hibino overcame the resistance of Arina Rodionova in the first round (7-6, 7-5). In the second round match against the little-known Plipuech, everything was much simpler for the Japanese tennis player (6-0, 6-1). However, now for Hibino there will be a match against the representative of the top 10.
In the 2018 season, Hibino in Hong Kong was unable to oppose Elina (0-6, 3-6). Since then, the Japanese tennis player has had periodic successes, but there is no need to talk about too serious progress.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Elina and Nao met twice: three years ago in Malaysia where Elina did not go on court so the Japanese got a technical win. The year after, in Hong Kong the Ukrainian won (6-0), (6-3)
- Both tennis players have only one defeat in their last 5 matches.
Before the start of the tournament in Hua Hin, there were doubts about Svitolina’s motivation. However, by the second match, the Ukrainian added in her game in all respects and intends to play successfully. Elina played against Nao Hibino back in 2018, then she did not experience any problems.
Our prediction is Elina Svitolina’s victory