Kiick vs Vikhlyantseva by Tennisguy
This is a round of 16 match from the Merida 2 ITF between Alexandra Kiick from USA and Natalia Vikhlyantseva from Russia.
I am going to go with the young russian in this one because to me she looks in a much better form than her opponent. Kiick has been struggling with the injuries lately and she has played only 3 matches in the past 5 months and from 2 of those 3 she retired.
In this tournament Kiick played a match that was far from convincing defeating Podoroska 6-2, 0-6, 6-2. Loosing a set to 0 against an opponent that plays mostly on clay court is never a good thing. On the other hand Natalia looks like she is playing her best here and won all her matches in straight sets and all easy ones if I might add.
I think that Kiick will struggle to keep up with the rhythm Natalia will set from the start of the match and as the match will progress I think the russian will take full control of the match.
Play now US Players are welcome
|Vikhlyantseva to win||Pinnacle||2.65||8||0-1 WON (+13.2 units)|