From March 2 to 8, Monterrey will host a traditional category 250 women’s hard tournament. We will analyze the first-round confrontation between Ukrainian Kateryna Bondarenko and Spanish Sara Sorribes Tormo.
Tennis players will determine the strongest for the third time. Therefore, they have a good idea of the game features of each other. Moreover, both previous matches were on hard, like this one.
At what time are Kateryna Bondarenko vs Sara Sorribes Tormo to play?
The game time is March 3, 2020, at 11:15 AM CST (UTC -6).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Kateryna Bondarenko takes the 404th position and Sara Sorribes Tormo takes the 79th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kateryna Bondarenko have?
Kateryna Bondarenko has won 48.3% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Sara Sorribes Tormo have?
Sara Sorribes Tormo has won 45.3% of the games as a favorite.
33-year-old Ukrainian performs for the first time in the main grid of Monterrey. Kateryna made her debut at this tournament in 2015, losing in the finals of qualification intense 3-set wrestling to Hungarian Timea Babos (5:7, 6:2, 4:6).
It is worth noting that Bondarenko is now only on the 494th line in the world ranking. But the reason is not the disastrous results, but the birth of a child, because of which the Ukrainian almost completely missed the last season.
Ukrainian woman holds the fourth tournament in 2020. With a positive moan, we can note the quarterfinal of Shenzhen, where there was a good dry win over Japanese Misaki Doi and Chinese Zhang Shuai.
Kateryna performed last week in Acapulco, having passed at the start in a strong-willed manner the Montenegrin Danka Kovinic (6:7, 6:4, 6:2). Then she lost in the fight to the future champion Briton Heather Watson (6:7, 2:6).
True, she was in the final of the doubles tournament, wherein a duet with Sharon Fichman lost to Desaillet Kravchuk and Giuliana Olmos (3:6, 6:7).
Sara Sorribes Tormo
The 23-year-old Spaniard performs in Monterrey for the third time. Sarah made her debut here in 2017, finding no arguments in the 1/8 finals against compatriot Carla Suarez Navarro (2:6, 0:6). Sorribes Tormo showed the same result for the next season, losing to Romanian Ana Bogdan without special options (2:6, 3:6).
The Spanish woman holds the sixth tournament in 2020. On the positive side, we can note the 2nd round of the Australian Open, where there was a good win at the start over the strong Russian woman Veronika Kudermetova (2:6, 6:1, 6:1). After that, Sarah lost in a worthy fight to Estonian Anett Kontaveit (2:6, 6:4, 1:6).
Sorribes Tormo was in Acapulco last week, losing in the first round to the dry Italian Sara Errani (5:7, 4:6), who did not specialize in hard at all.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Tennis players intersect for the third time. Two previous matches between Bondarenko and Sorribes-Tormo were held on hard, both of which ended with confident victories of the Ukrainian.
- Kateryna was stronger in the qualification of Tokyo 2015 (6:3, 6:2) and at the identical stage of Doha 2018 (6:4, 6:3).
- For me personally, the results are quite expected, taking into account the main specialization of the girls and their playing style. Still, hard is the native cover for the Ukrainian. While the Spaniard feels more comfortable on slow ground.
Kateryna Bondarenko vs Sara Sorribes Tormo Predictions
The bookmakers were a little surprised by the line for this match, taking into account the history of the confrontation, where Bondarenko leads 2-0 in victories. Kateryna is an underdog. It is proposed to put her on the 2nd round for a coefficient of 2.36, on Sorribes-Tormo – for 1.59.
As for me, the quotes are not logical against the background of the playing style of the rivals and the coverage on which the meeting will take place.
Even despite the fact that the Ukrainian is now located at the end of the fifth hundred of the world ranking, and the Spaniard is a representative of the top 100.
Therefore, definitely, I will stop my choice here in terms of betting on Kateryna’s wins. Especially for such an excellent ratio.
- Our prediction: Sara Sorribes Tormo Will Win.