On March 5, the women’s tournament in Monterrey will host the matches of the 1/8 finals. The fight for the title continues with the 1st seeded Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, who will play against the Belarusian Olga Govortsova.
Tennis players meet for the first time, which adds a little extra intrigue, even despite the decent difference between the rivals in the ranking. It is not always clear who will quickly find weaknesses and be able to use them to their advantage.
At what time are Svitolina and Govortsova to play?
The game time is March 5, 2020, at 20:15 (GMT-6).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Elina Svitolina takes the 7th position and Olga Govortsova takes the 142nd position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Svitolina have?
Elina Svitolina has won 65.7% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Govortsova have?
Olga Govortsova has won 57.1% of the games as a favorite.
Ukrainian tennis player for the first time pleases the local audience with her game. Elina confidently started this tournament, giving no chance to the Montenegrin Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-2. The result was expected, considering the class of the rival, who does not like to play on hard court.
It is worth noting, that Svitolina started the current season weakly, without demonstrating tennis at her level. If you look at her success at the six tournaments held before Monterrey, then there is nothing special. Ukrainian lost at the start of three competitions in Brisbane, Doha and Dubai. And she lost dry and coarsely in a row to her rivals who are lower in rating and in the status of a favorite.
At the Australian Open, Elina was able to go through two rounds, having gained difficult victories over the British Katie Boulter and the American Lauren Davis. But in the 1/16 finals, the woman was defeated by the Spanish Garbine Muguruza, managing to take only three games.
It is difficult to understand the real reasons for such poor results against the background of the fact that the coaching staff has remained the same. In addition, the Ukrainian often trains with her boyfriend, the strong tennis player Gael Monfils, and clearly needs to learn a lot from him.
The unknown Belarusian is not the first time in Monterrey, having already held the fourth draw. Govortsova made her debut in this tournament in 2011, having managed to get into the top eight. Olga was marked by victories over Czech Vorokova and Russian Kudryavtseva. And both won in two sets. Then she lost in the tense 3-set fight to the Slovenian Polona Herzog (6-4, 3-6, 3-6).
The Belarusian started the current draw in qualification, getting confident victories over Faris Zakariya (6-0, 7-5) and Kristina Kutsova (6-2, 6-2). After that, she passed the American Caroline Dolheid (3-6, 6-2, 6-1) in the first round of the main draw in a strong-willed manner.
Honestly, it’s extremely difficult to evaluate Govortsova’s real condition in wins over the players with a low level.
Svitolina vs Govortsova Predictions
The first match in this tournament showed that Svitolina came to Monterrey very motivated after the unsuccessful start of the season and will give all her strength to win the title. Govortsova objectively is not a rival for Svitolina now.
- Our prediction: Elina Svitolina will win in two sets.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Ladies have never met before.
- Svitolina has the highest ranking on the tournament.
- 7-6 – Svitolina’s record in 2020.
- 12-2 – Govortsova’s record in 2020.