Sasnovich vs Townsend
2nd round match in Wimbledon between the Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich and the American player Taylor Towsend.
Here I will be short in arguments why I chose that pick. Both of them are young 24vs22 years old, close in the ranking and as current form. Their recent results are really bad in the last months with so many defeats. Sasnovich lost her two matches in Mallorca and Hertogenbosch by Vandeweghe and Lottner, while Towsend lost her only match in Eastbourne by Konjuh. Here in Wimbledon their opponents in the beginning were soo different- Towsend against Parmentier, while Sasnovich took Kvitova as a start. OK, it was not such a surprise that American beat her French opponent. Parmentier served awful in the 1st set and had to save break points in every single of them, while in the 2nd it was much more equal with fast service games for both them and one break was enough for Taylor to take the match.
But what about Sasnovich performance..remarkable win against a player who has won the Wimbledon trophy! She played very good in the 1st set, won it 6:4, then lost the 2nd with the same result, until she bageled Kvitova in the 3rd set. How fast the things can change.. 10 days ago in Mallorca Sasnovich was bageled by the German player Lottner, who is out of top 100, while now it's time you to be on the better side and to win 6:0 against Kvitova. How many WTA players in the end of top 100 ranking can say that they bageled top 10 player.. not many fo sure. I am going with Sasnovich with only this as a reason..it's not much, that's true, but a win like this can give you reason to believe in yourself, although the results are far away from the expected in the recent months. Sasnovich can progress against Towsend if this big win doesn't dizzy her mind. I can easily say at least five Americans in much better form than Taylor, she is not one of my favorite players for sure, mostly because she is too overweighted and doesn't have the sport body and the technique to be even amongst top 50.
Sasnovich vs Townsend prediction
|Sasnovich||Pinnacle||1.69||9||2-0 WON (+6.21 units)|