On Friday, January 10, in Shenzhen, in one of the semi-finals, Muguruza and Alexandrova will play among themselves. Tennis expert of the site in the forecast for the match evaluates the chances of the Russians to the finals.
At the end of 2019, Garbigne Muguruza significantly slowed down and is now only in 35th position in the WTA ranking. I completely failed the second part of the season, when after Roland Garros I was able to win only one victory.
In Shenzhen, the Spanish tennis player not without problems overcame three circles. At the start, there was a victory in three sets over the local tennis player Xin Yu Wang (3-6, 6-3, 6-0). In that match, in our prediction, we expected Garbignier’s adaptation problems.
In the second round, already in two sets managed to cope with Shelby Rogers (6-1, 7-6). Again, not everything worked out successfully for Muguruza in the second installment, when she could not find arguments at the reception.
In the third round game against Zarina Diyas (6-4, 2-6, 6-4), Garbinier failed the second game. It was possible, due to a more reliable game on its pitch, to cope with Zarina. In general, it’s obviously too early to say that Muguruza gained the necessary game form at the start of the season.
Ekaterina Alexandrova spent the most successful season for herself in 2019 and is clearly not going to stop there. Now the tennis player is in the highest career career 34th position in the WTA ranking.
In December, the Russians had an active game practice. She was able to take the title for the third time in her career in Limoges. In Shenzhen, the presence of gaming practice has a positive effect.
In the tournament bracket, the Russian woman went through difficult rivals Sinyakova (6-4, 6-4), Peng Shuai (7-6, 6-1) and Wang Qiang (6-4, 2-6, 6-4). In the quarter-final against Wang Qiang, the game at the reception and the implementation of break points came to the fore.
It was also noticeable that in the third installment, Ekaterina moved much better on the court. Physically, the tennis player is now well prepared. In the case of a protracted match, this may be in favor of Alexandrova.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In a personal meeting in 2017, Muguruza was stronger on the grass.
- According to the tournament bracket in Shenzhen, Muguruza twice gave sets to rivals.
- Alexandrova has a win-win series of eight matches.
Garbine Muguruza vs Ekaterina Alexandrova Prediction
Ekaterina Alexandrova has not lost for eight matches. The Russian woman is rapidly progressing, well prepared physically at the start of the season. Since the release of the line there has been a movement of the coefficients towards the Russian woman.
We believe that according to the current form, Aleksandrova is able to play more reliably, with less marriage and extend her winning streak.
Our prediction is the victory of Alexandrova