First round match of the Indore Lyon tournament. Lesley Kerkhove lost her qualifying finals match, but managed to crawl into the main net like a lucky loser. Now her rival is young Viktoria Kuzmova. The Slovak showed herself very well last season, there were matches in her asset that spoke about her high prospects. Since its junior years, she has been distinguished by a powerful pitch and striking blows of the same strength from both forehand and backhand. However, in the adult tour, everything turned out to be more difficult for young Viktoria. Who will get to the next round? – Get our free prediction.
At what time are Kuzmova and Kerkhove to play?
The game time is March 3, 2020, at 18:45 (UTC+1).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Viktoria Kuzmova takes the 85th position and Lesley Kerkhove takes the 164th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kuzmova have?
Viktoria Kuzmova has won 67.7% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Lesley Kerkhove have?
Lesley Kerkhove has won 59.07% of the games as a favorite.
Professional tennis player representing Slovakia, winner of two WTA doubles tournaments, winner of one junior Grand Slam tournament in doubles (US Open 2015), finalist of one junior Grand Slam tournament in singles (US Open 2016).
Performances in the doubles category in the adult round were less frequent and priority than in the junior years, and the growth of results in the single category completely cut the schedule more and more. The first title came in 2015, thanks to a win in a small tournament in Greece, a year later, the first 25 thousandth was won – Victoria and Dalma Galfi became the best in one of the tournaments of the Australian series. In the same year, the Slovakian played for the first time as part of the WTA tournament, together with Yana Chepelova going to the court at the semi-domestic tournament in Prague.
Victoria regularly played for various national teams already in her junior years, and her debut in the adult Federation Cup took place shortly before her twentieth birthday: in a match against the Russian team, where the Slovakians won after four matches, and Kuzhmova brought the team a victory point.
At the 2019 US Open, she lost in two sets in the first round to Alison Van Uytvanck.
Dutch tennis player. She won six singles titles and 15 doubles in ITF doubles. On October 16, 2017, she reached her best single player rating of the world No. 149. On June 25, 2018, she reached peak No. 58 in the doubles rating.
In Cairo she lost to Lesia Tsurenko. In July 2019, she wedded football player Edinho Pattinama and changed her name to Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove.
She is a winner of Luxembourg doubles in 2017 and finalist in Hertogenbosch in 2019. Lesley More played in ITF tournaments.
Kuzmova vs Kerkhove Predictions
Kuzmova at the beginning of this season is experiencing great difficulties. Only twice she left the court winner after six meetings. Often these were defeats in one direction. The Slovak simply didn’t know what to do on the court. An indore tournament should help her to gain several wins, because here her presentation can be a decisive factor. However, Lesley Kerkhove, in addition to serving, also has a huge successful experience in playing indoor hard, so she won’t just give away the match. Every year Lesley successfully performs in Indore, especially in France. She must defeat such a weakened Kuzmova.
- Our prediction: Lesley Kerkhove Will Win.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Kuzmova lost the last three of her four matches.
- Kerkhove finished the last two of her three matches on TM (20.5).
- It will be the first meeting between this ladies.
- Last match with Oceane Dodin in St. Petersburg Kuzmova lost (6-2, 6-2).