An interesting confrontation between the Belarusian Arina Sobolenko and Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova awaits all lovers of women’s tennis in the 1/16 final of the prestigious tournament on hard courts of the Rogers Cup category Premier 5 in Toronto.
Girls will first determine the strongest, which definitely adds to the match an additional intrigue. Especially, if to consider the factor that both players are more attacking than defensive.
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
- Arina Sobolenko
- The coefficients and forecast
28-year-old Russian playing in Montreal for the fifth time. However, the first arrival in 2009, the year ended for Nastya’s departure is still in training. Since Pavlyuchenkova conceded one draw in 2015 year, failing to recover after the finals of Washington. Best result – second round in 2013 and the last drawing here in 2017, when the Russian woman who easily gave a powerful Czech Carolina Pliskova 3-6, 3-6.
Last season Pavlyuchenkova played in Montreal, where a year is the canadian tournament category Premier 5, it is easy going at the start of the American McHale 6-3, 6-2. Then suffered a humiliating 3-sets defeat by Simona Halep 6-7, 6-4, 5-7, losing in a decisive game advantage on the bills 4-1.
Now Russia is on the 44th place in the world, spending very vague season. Everyone Nastya performed at the Australian Open, where he was in the top eight. Passed through the grid strong Puig, Bertens, Sasnovich and Stevens, unable to cope with the American rose Collins 6-2, 5-7, 1-6.
Before this tournament Pavlyuchenkova has a bad series of six defeats in a row, which began on the first clay tournament in Stuttgart. Last week the Russian was playing in Washington at the start, losing in three sets to the American McHale.
First racket of Belarus for the first time playing in Toronto. Last season Arina debuted at the canadian Masters in Montreal, advancing to the 1/8 finals, having dealt on a grid of Bogdan and Wozniacki. After which suffered a bitter defeat from Elise Mertens 6-2, 6-7, 0-6.
For this tournament Sobolenko arrived in good shape after the final last week in San Jose, where the singer has gained a good victory over Vandeweghe, Suarez Navarro and Vekic. But unexpectedly failed in the final match for the trophy with a Chinese woman Saisai Zheng 3-6, 6-7, rassmatrivali favorite.
The coefficients and forecast
The bookies don’t believe Pavlyuchenkova in this match, putting on her win ratio 1.37, on Sobolenko – 3.05. They can be understood based on the results of the Russians in the second half of the season. Moreover, the Belarusian fit to start this tournament in good form, which he demonstrated last week in San Jose.
Although tennis players will have a debut a match between themselves, and it always introduces additional uncertainty in the final result. Because it’s not clear who will find his game and be able to use the game flaws and current problems of the opponent. But if Nastya will show the same level of tennis as the last tournament in Washington, the chances of it against the powerful Sobolenko no. Arina simply swept away the Russian off the court.
Honestly, there is no faith in a great revival Pavlyuchenkova for a week after the last match. Therefore I propose to go in terms of forecast from minions and to go for it dry victory, especially over great odds from the bookies.