The first semi-finalist of women’s hard-court tournament category Premier 5 Rogers Cup in Toronto today will be determined in the confrontation of young talanton WTA tour, 20-year-old American Sofia Kenin and a year younger Canadians Bianchi Andreescu.
- Sofia Kenin
- Bianca Andreescu
- Personal meetings
- The coefficients and forecast
The American first played in the main draw of the canadian tournament category Premier 5 passing this season in Toronto. Last season Sophia tried to qualify in Montreal, but lost in qualifying to Romanian Bogdan. This year no selection Kenin didn’t need to work, ranking prior to the tournament, the 29-th place in world rankings.
Came here American after a poor performance in Washington, where he unexpectedly lost in 1/8 final to compatriot Davis.
Started Sofia here match against uncomfortable on any surface, secretly CE Suva, beating her opponent in two sets 6-4,6-3. Next was a strong-willed victory over the first racket of the world Ashleigh Barty 6-7, 6-4, 6-3, where the Kenin showed not just great tennis, but also the character that her age is not inherent to every tennis player. In 1/8 finals of the American unexpectedly easily removed from his path Dayana Yastremsky 6-2, 6-2 and then knocked out of the tournament and current champion Toronto Elina Svitolina 7-6, 6-4, played in the first set with account 1-4 with two breaks.
Young canadian star, and the first racket of this country today stands in Toronto for the third time. First visit to 15 years of age in 2015, the year ended with defeat in qualifying, the second – in 2017 departure at the start of the Hungarian Babos 4-6, 1-6.
Andreescu is one of the main discoveries of 2019, the year and all the successes Bianchi linked with a great game on hard. To begin with, the modest canadian won the title in Newport beach in late January. Then was in the semi-finals of Acapulco, and finally the unexpected triumph at Indian wells where Andreescu left with nothing to Muguruza, Svitolina and Kerber at crucial stages of the tournament.
Here Bianca fought its way through the grid, scoring four 3-sets victory over Bouchard, Kasatkinath of Bertens and Karolina Pliskova, making it clear that the pause after the removal of the second circle “Roland Garros” was correct.
Tennis player intersected in round for the third time. Both matches took place this season with a difference in three weeks and held on hard. First, the rivals played in the semifinals of Acapulco and Sofia Kenin won a labor victory in three sets (6:4, 3:6, 7:5).
The second fight took place in the framework of the 1/32 finals of the tournament category Premier 5 in Miami, ending a confident revenge Bianchi Andreescu (6:3, 6:3).
The coefficients and forecast
Almost equal to the line see on this confrontation, which is, I believe, justified given the tennis displayed by both players in previous matches at this tournament. Small advantage the bookies give the Kenin, offering to bet on its winning factor of 1.73 on Andreescu – 2.23. I think that the main reason for the choice in favor of American women – more confident on the grid and spent less time and effort. Although, it is not necessary to forget that Bianca is playing at home and this is a huge plus for her.
Definitely will not risk in this pair is to wager on the outcome or the odds, because they see real fighting and assume that defeat will be determined only in the final set.