Two promising Russian tennis players Ludmilla Samsonova and Anastasia Potapova will play on February 10 in the first round of the tournament in St. Petersburg. Ludmilla Samsonova is slowly but surely approaching the top 100. The Russian woman is adding from tournament to tournament and is now gaining experience of playing in the WTA round. The most important thing is that the Russian woman did not need much time to adapt to a more serious level. We offer a prediction for the outcome of the Russian tennis derby.

At what time does the Ludmilla Samsonova vs Anastasia Potapova play?
The game time is February 10, 2020, at 11:15 AM (UK time).

What are player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Ludmilla Samsonova takes the 136th positions and Anastasia Potapova takes the 64th position in WTA Tour Rankings.

How many wins and losses do the Ludmilla Samsonova have?
Ludmilla Samsonova has won 44% of games as a favorite.

How many wins and losses does the Anastasia Potapova have?
Anastasia Potapova has won 50% of the games as a favorite.

Ludmilla Samsonova

Samsonova clearly gives great hope, because she is only 21 years old, but the Russian woman stands out not only for her full dedication, but also for her stubbornness, which is rare in the WTA tour. But Ludmilla still has a lot to work on in her game. After all, the tennis player does not have patience on the court and constantly strives to punch for the relegation. For this reason, in every match she makes many mistakes and if something does not work out, then Samsonova cannot offer anything else to her rivals.

Back in the 2019 season, Ludmilla Samsonova attracted attention with good results and a decent rise in the rating (now the tennis player is in the 114th place for herself).

At the start of the 2020 season, the Russian woman had already played eleven matches, in which she won nine victories. Most of them are victories in qualifications. However, there is an asset in the victory in the first round match of the main draw of the tournament in Adelaide over Sloane Stevens (6-4, 2-6, 6-3). In St. Petersburg, Samsonova also overcame two qualifying rounds, beating Shalimova (6-2, 6-1) and experienced Babosh (5-7, 6-3, 6-2).

Anastasia Potapova

Potapova loudly announced herself last season. It happened on Roland Garros, where the Russian woman sensationally defeated Angelica Kerber. Then she made her debut and gained a foothold in the top 100 and did not even think to stop. But now the situation has changed dramatically, since Anastasia is suffering from new injuries, and without playing practice the tennis player can not show her best game. In addition, Potapova clearly pushed tennis to the background, because in social networks there are continuous parties, vacations and much more.

In the 2019 season, 18-year-old Anastasia Potapova achieved significant success. For some time, even kept close to getting into the top 50 (64th position). However, failed the fall of the season.

In the new season, Anastasia does not succeed in finding her true game and continuing last year’s success. In January, neither of the two pre-helmet tournaments in Brisbane and Adelaide was able to overcome the qualification. On Australian, Open in the first round lost to Serena Williams (0-6, 3-6).

Potapova has pleasant memories associated with St. Petersburg. Last season I got wild cards here and was able to go through one round of the main grid. This year I had to start from the qualification, where I confidently managed with Martina Di Giuseppe (6-1, 6-4) and Pauline Parmentier (6-3, 6-1).

Betting Tips Statistics

  • In the only personal meeting between the tennis players, Samsonova defeated.
  • Samsonova will play for the first time in the main draw of the tournament in St. Petersburg.
  • Potapova in St. Petersburg defends points for last year’s exit in the second round.


The match will definitely be stubborn, but at the moment it is Lyudmila Samsonova who has regular playing practice and who is at her peak form, looks more confident. Potapova can definitely give a fight, but now the Russian woman makes many unforced errors, especially in key situations. We believe that Samsonova will have a better chance of success in the match. The tennis player is more stable in her ability to play on her pitch, played better in the January tournaments, has a victory over Potapova in a personal meeting.

Our prediction is Samsonova’s victory

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