One of the last trips to the quarterfinals at the prestigious women’s tournament in Toronto today to compete here the most titled tennis player Serena Williams and newcomer 1/8 finals this level of competition, the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova.
Girls will first determine the strongest.
- Serena Williams
- Ekaterina Alexandrova
- The coefficients and forecast
37-year-old American, without a doubt – a legend not only women but the entire tennis. It is clear that a great career Williams Jr. is nearing completion and even less Serena pleases his fans with appearance at court and wins in major tournaments.
Now SW is only on the tenth place in world rankings without winning in 2019 year not a single trophy. Most successful American made recently on the grass major in London, where he stopped one step away from victory. Although not held before Wimbledon one year on this surface, but not without problems, managed to reach the final. However, completely failed in the decisive match, having conceded a crushing Simona Halep 2-6, 2-6.
Serena has played just three tournaments on hard courts in 2019 year. In the Open championship of Australia was in the top eight, having suffered a ridiculous defeat against Carolina pliskova 4-6, 6-4, 5-7, leading in the final set 5-1.
In Indian wells and Miami were able to pass only the starting circle, and then unable to finish the match against Mugurusi and didn’t come to the match against Wang Qian , respectively.
The American woman started with the difficult nature of the match victory over the Belgian Elise Mertens 6-3, 6-3, showing a good game for a first meeting on hard after a decent pause.
24-year-old Russian is taking part in this tournament for the second time. Debuted in 2017, the year in the last drawing, because it was in Toronto the competition is held through the season, failing to pass the qualification to the second round. Katya beat in the main draw American Vickery 1-6, 6-7. After that crushing lost to Dane Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 0-6.
In the past season, Alexandrov came to Montreal, having lost already at the start of qualifying to Romanian Monica Niculescu 3-6, 3-6.
Now Russia occupies 48th place in the world, having risen since the beginning of the year to 25 rows up. It is worth noting the good results of Catherine on the grass, where she has two quarter-finals in ‘ s-Hertogenbosch and Eastbourne and victories over strong Mertens, Belinda Bencic and Ostapenko.
On hard Alexandrov holds the ninth tournament. Plus, you can enter semi-final of Budapest and the quarterfinals of St. Petersburg that both are played indoors. Plus the third round in Indian wells.
Here Kate began with qualifying, having already in the main draw of dry Japanese DOI 6-2,6-2 and Chinese Zhang Shuai 6-4, 6-3.
The coefficients and forecast
Famous and formidable American is the clear favourite of the match according to bookmakers. To win Williams see factor 1.2, on Alexandrov – 4.7. Although, the Russian woman, judging by the results, is now in very good shape. But I think against Serena’s chances Katya not if Serena will play at least 60% of his level.
Still, no one in the women’s tour is not worth it and close with the strength and speed of serve and the American that plays hard even more important. So, definitely there will push in terms of the forecast from the mistress and offered to put her on a minus handicap.