In Lyon, on March 5 Sofia Kenin and in the second round game against Jaqueline Cristian will try to continue the tournament path.
Kenin interrupted a series of defeats of three matches and will now try to continue to show herself. Here are just a triumph in the first round does not mean anything, because Sofia only took advantage of a successful draw. Will the American be able to return to a high level again? Check our free prediction.
At what time are Kenin and Cristian to play?
The game time is March 5, 2020, at 14:30 (UTC+1).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Sofia Kenin takes the 5th position and Jaqueline Cristian takes the 176th 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 Cristian have?
Jaqueline Cristian has won 62.7% of the games as a favorite.
Sofia Kenin interrupted her series of defeats in Lyon. In the first round match, Australian Open winner outplayed Russian Dyachenko in two sets (6-4, 6-3).
The starting match was not too simple for Sofia. Opponent fought, but made too many mistakes. For Kenin, it was important to win. She was able to overcome a certain psychological barrier.
The last month and a half have been a failure for Sofia, since she looked extremely weak on the court, made many unforced errors and couldn’t force herself to play. Of course, Kenin needs time to recover from the recent high-profile win, but the player clearly demonstrates that she is not able to compete at a distance, so there can be no talk of any first line.
However, even in the second round of the tournament, Kenin, most likely, will not meet much resistance, because she will play against the girl who holds one of the first matches at the WTA tournaments in her career, Jaqueline Cristian.
The representative of Romania, Jaqueline Cristian, conducts a successful segment of the season. At the tournaments in the halls, she managed to play 15 matches, in which she got 13 wins. However, all of Cristian’s successes are related to his ITF appearances.
In Lyon, Jaqueline has already held three matches taking into account qualifications. The rivals were not the most famous, in each game Cristian acted as a favorite of bookmakers. In the first round of the main bracket, the tennis player confidently outplayed Hon (6-2, 6-0).
At the beginning of the season, the Romanian loudly declared herself when she unexpectedly defeated Veronika Kudermetova in the Federation Cup, while demonstrating the game of the highest level. Such a triumph helped the lady gain confidence. In addition, she suddenly began to play on fast coverings, where she previously lost to everyone, because she gravitated to the ground. At the moment, Jaqueline is trying her hand at the WTA tour and so far she is only gaining experience of performing at such a high level that she didn’t have before.
Kenin vs Cristian Predictions
For one victorious match played by Kenin, it’s too early to say that the American completely got rid of all her problems. We also remember that in front of major tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami. There is no doubt that Kenin won, because although she is in a fever, she is not so much as to lose to players of the top 200 level. Moreover, Sofia will constantly put pressure on Cristian, who has neither powerful power nor strength in the blows. If Kenin doesn’t come up with anything out of the blue, then she will win in two sets.
- Our prediction: Sofia Kenin Will Win.
Betting Tips Statistics
- It’s fist meet between ladies.
- Kenin won 11out of 16 games in 2020.
- Cristian in the last three matches defeated rivals with a score of (6-0) in one of the sets.