In the final match of the WTA tournament in Lyon, American Sofia Kenin and German Anna Lena Friedsam will fight for the title. Rivals have never met among themselves. Sofia is seeded under the first number in the tournament, and in the WTA ranking is the fifth racket of the world. Will Friedsam make a sensation? – Check our prediction.
At what time are Sofia Kenin and Anna Lena Friedsam to play?
The game time is March 8, 2020, at 4:00 PM (GMT+1).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Sofia Kenin takes the 5th position and Anna Lena Friedsam takes the 45th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kenin have?
Sofia Kenin has won 63.5% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Friedsam have?
Anna Lena Friedsam has won 64.0% of the games as a favorite.
For the American, this will be the second final this season. The first, as we remember, was held in Melbourne, and 21-year-old Sofia won the Australian Open there. Between the title in the tournament from the Grand Slam series and the final of Lyon, Kenin had two unsuccessful starts. First, the American lost to the representative of Kazakhstan, Elena Rybakina, in Dubai, and then lost to Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska at the tournament in Doha.
As for the tournament draw in Lyon, Sofia did not have serious rivals (from the top twenty) on the way to the finals. But in only one match, Kenin managed to win with a score of 2:0.
The American lady is the fifth racket of the world. Kenin was well prepared for this season, as evidenced by her statistics of matches. At the beginning of the year, Sofia showed amazing results, thanks to them she won Australian Open, having got a sensational victory in the final over Garbine Muguruza. However, it is worth noting that after she got the title, her results deteriorated significantly. It is obvious that the American relaxed a bit. Even in Lyon, she has showed the game which is far from the most optimal game, stably losing one set. In the last confrontation, she defeated Alison Van Uytvank in a tense three-set match.
Anna Lena Friedsam
The German was the absolute opening of the tournament, because over the past years, Friedsam took part in a few tournaments under the auspices of the WTA. In particular, this season, Anna Lena before the start in Lyon played one single meeting and two doubles. But, despite this, a tennis player was able to knock out a number of experienced rivals from the tournament. In particular, Friedsam outplayed such representatives of the first hundred as the Frenchwoman Mladenovic, Slovak Kuzmova, and in the semifinals – Russian Daria Kasatkina (6-3, 3-6, 6-2).
The German tennis player is on 45th place in the WTA ranking table. She has never been known for stable results, but this year she is in great comdition. During this tournament, the German made several sensations. In addition, the German acts perfectly at the reception, she promotes an attacking style of game, which is difficult to adapt to, you never know what to expect from her.
We can say that Friedsam is a professional hard player, she flawlessly wins on fast court. Properly moves around the court, while controlling the ball well.
Kenin vs Friedsam Predictions
If Friedsam wins, it will be the biggest sensation of the year. However, there is confidence that Kenin will not let her take place, because Sofia is more skilled than her rival. We predict that Kenin will win without any difficulties.
- Our prediction: Sofia Kenin will win.
Betting Tips Statistics
- During the tournament Fridsam outplayed two Russians – Anastasia Komardina and Daria Kasatkina.
- Kenin held 11 sets at the tournament, 5 of them ended in a tie-break,
- Kenin is Australian Open winner.