At two previous WTA tournaments, Rybakina reached the finals. On February 24, a Kazakhstani tennis player will play against Cirstea in the first round of Doha. We offer a prediction for the fight.
Rybakina is doing something incredible this season, but still the tennis player has already spent a lot of energy and is unlikely to be able to demonstrate her optimal game in this tournament. In addition, Cirstea is a dangerous rival.
At what time are Sorana Cirstea vs Elena Rybakina to play?
The game time is February 24, 2020, at 19:15 (GMT+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Sorana Cirstea takes the 72nd position and Elena Rybakina takes the 17th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Sorana Cirstea have?
Sorana Cirstea has won 64.4% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Elena Rybakina have?
Elena Rybakina has won 79% of the games as a favorite.
Cirstea definitely could not fully realize herself in the world of sports. All this is due to constant recessions and health problems. There has never been such a season when the Romanian regularly performed or held tournaments at the same level throughout the race.
Sorana stands out for its attacking potential, as it acts on the court in an aggressive manner, has cannon strikes from both forehand and backhand. At the same time, the tennis player is able to rearrange her game to rivals in order to find weaknesses.
A week earlier, in a tournament in Dubai, Sorana Cirstea overcame a very difficult qualification (Margarita Gasparyan, Julia Goerges, Carla Suarez Navarro), but the Romanian tennis player did not have enough strength for the Romanian tennis player to play the first round of the net against Anett Kontaveit (1-6, 3-6).
In Doha, Cirstea immediately starts from the first round of the main grid. The results in Dubai offer hope for possible success in Doha. An experienced tennis player, understands perfectly well that Rybakina needs to be seriously strained in terms of moving on the court, loading across the entire width of the court.
According to the skills of the game, Cirstea is able to work reliably on the backline, play deeply and not allow Elena to carry out her powerful attacks.
This season Rybakina create something incredible on the tour. She has already held four finals at the WTA tournaments and marked one with a won title. All this became possible only thanks to Elena’s progress in the game on the backline.
Now the tennis player does not act exclusively in an attacking manner, as it was before, but on the contrary, she tries to impose protracted exchanges of blows and risks at least. Noticeably, the Kazakh woman improved her movement on the court and is able to run for difficult balls, which previously was not even close.
For the third week in a row, Elena Rybakina will play. It was close to the title in Dubai, but at the decisive tie-break, she lost to Halep (6-3, 3-6, 6-7). Before that, there were five matches in St. Petersburg with a defeat in the final from Bertens (1-6, 3-6).
At a tournament in Dubai, Rybakina twice gave sets to her rivals, and two more games had tie-breaks. It was seen through the game that when the first serve did not go, Elena had difficulties.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Tennis players did not play among themselves.
- Cirstea in 2020 held nine matches, only twice left the court without a set.
- Rybakina played ten matches from February 10 to 22, of which eight were wins.
- At tournaments in St. Petersburg and Dubai, out of eight winning matches, Rybakina gave sets to her rivals three times.
Sorana Cirstea vs Elena Rybakina Predictions
Rybakina is courageous and confident. But still, you need to understand that she plays almost every day and in such a rhythm the Kazakh does not stand up anymore. Indeed, in recent matches, she complained about poor footwork. Cirstea has something to defeat such rivals since when she catches courage in an attack, it is extremely difficult to stop her. So Cirstea will be able to take his chance.
- Our prediction: Elena Rybakina Will Win.