The first semi-finalist of the women’s tournament on hard courts of Stanford Organic category 500 in San Jose will be outlined today in the confrontation between the Belarusian Arina Sobolenko and Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro.
The players familiar with the game style and trump each other as will hold for the third traning match in history.
- Arina Sobolenko
- Carla Suarez Navarro
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
21-year-old Belarusian for the first time playing in the main draw in San Jose. Last season Arina because of the low rating started out with the qualification, suffered a sensational defeat from little-known American Maria Sanchez 6-2, 5-7, 4-6. After the failures Sobolenko issued chic the ending of the year, scored victories in new haven and Wuhan, the Cincinnati semi-finals, 1/8 finals of the Montreal Open championship of the USA.
This year the singer started with the title in Shenzhen, in the tournament beating Maria Sharapova in the grid and in the ending figured out in a difficult struggle with Alison Risk 4-6, 7-6, 6-3.
After a hard six tournaments, but not particularly noted there nothing.
Here Sobolenko came into the fight with the 1/8 finals, having surely dealt with American Coco Vandeweghe 6-3, 6-3.
Carla Suarez Navarro
The experienced Spaniard is taking part in this tournament for the third time. Debut in 2014-m year, when Suarez Navarro had already lost at the start of the Monica Puig 3-6, 5-7. Next season Carl began to struggle already with the 1/8 finals and again failed to damage from Alison Risk 4-6, 4-6. Therefore, the first here of the victory of the Spanish mined this season, having dealt alternately with the pole Lynette 6-3, 6-3 and American Mattek Sands 3-6, 6-1, 6-2.
This season, Karl spends a eighth hard-court tournament. Showed the best result at the tournament in Dubai, reached the quarter-finals. Beat on the grid Strycova, Zhang Shuai and Mladenovic, losing to Elina Svitolina 2-6, 3-6.
We will witness the third confrontation between the tennis players in history. The previous two were on hard in 2018, the year with the difference in one month. The girls competed for the title in new haven where Sobolenko won a landslide victory 6-1,6-4.
Then was the fight at the start of the Wuhan ended employment Victoria the girls 7-6, 2-6, 6-2. Arina and eventually became triumfatora the tournament. So the victory over Suarez Navarro become a good tradition in the future for Sobolenko on those tournaments where she plays.
The coefficients and forecast
Bookmakers is to be expected are a favorite of this quarter-finals, the Belarusian tennis player, putting on her win ratio is 1.53, for the Spanish – 2.67. Quotes, to me, clearly show the alignment of forces in this pair given the history of confrontation, the current rating, games manners and coatings, which will host the meeting. Clearly, Sobolenko on hard has more leverage and if it doesn’t allow too many unforced errors, able to confidently deal with the Spanish. Suarez Navarro, of course, try to tighten the competition in the viscous tennis from the baseline. Other chances against Carla Arina no.
More still inclined here to play advantage and offer the girls in terms of forecast be repelled by her, opted for a variant of the minus handicaps.