Tsurenko vs Mihaela Buzarnescu
Lesia Tsurenko will face Mihaela Buzarnescu in the SF in Hobart.
I can easily say I was wrong yesterday with my tip for Sabalenka's win over Tsurenko. This Ukrainian knows perfectly well how to make her opponents to make mistakes and how to return deeply the ball after aggressive serves and during rallies. Sabalenka was so disappointed and ashamed by her performance after 6:1 6:1 loss. She did almost the same against Putintseva after perfect counter-attacks against Kazakh aggressive play from the baseline. She can dictate the points very good and with her experience I think Buzarnescu will have almost no chances tomorrow.
Sharapova destroyed the Romanian last week in Shenzhen 6:3 6:0, but now in Hobart she performs really well with three wins in a row against Cornet, Friedsam and Riske. I know a lot of Romanian players amongst the women in the ranking, but Mihaela Buzarnescu is really unknown for me. I watched almost her full match against Alison Riske and wasn't very impressed. I don't know how Riske lost the first set after leading 5:2, then she was leveled to 5:5, Riske won her service for 6:5 and was leading 0:40 with 3 set points in Mihaela's serve, but Alison found a way not to break her and lost in the tie-break. Then she was totally absect-minded during the second set and the Romanian took the control and finished her 6:1. She is left-handed and is good during the rallies, but if you play aggressively against her, she hardly find the answer. That's the reason she was demolished by Sharapova last week.
I can't find any reason why not to pick Tsurenko in this match. The Ukrainian is big favourite here and I can't understand why the odds are so high- maybe they have to be something like 1.40 to 2.80, not 1.70 to 2.20. Full stake here, please!
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Tsurenko vs Mihaela Buzarnescu prediction
|Tsurenko||Pinnacle||1.74||10||0-2 LOST (-10 units)|