Ana Bogdan vs Schmiedlova
1st round match in Bucharest between Ana Borgan from Romania and Anna Schmiedlova from Slovakia.
Well, that's the perfect chance for revenge. What I mean? I few months ago in Bogota these two girls faced each other in the semifinal stage and Schmiedlova outplayed her opponent with 6:3 6:2 before winnig the trophy. If I have to be honest that was one of the weakest WTA tournaments if we look the ranking of the seeded players. The courts were extremely slow and maybe in year or two it will be challenger tournament, there was absolutely no interest by the big names in the women tennis. Tatjana Maria to be your N1 seeded player, when she is out of top 50.. it doesn't speak good about the future of the tour. Anyway, here in Bucharest it is going to be totally different match.
None of them is in brilliant form, but there are some reasons to believe Bogdan will progress to the next round. First, the revenge thoughts which will be in her head for sure, she won't want to disappoint the crowd with an early exit. Also Bogdan has the better ranking between them and has to defend points from her semifinal here during 2017. She eliminated in the QFs N1 seeded Sevastova during the last season in Bucharest, so nothing is impossible in front of home crowd. The odds are really close and bookies give slight advantage to Schmiedlova only because of her win H2H a few months ago. As I said I expect totally different match in Romania and the crowd to help Bogdan to win the match easy or hard. At least I have to try it, odds are extremely good.
Ana Bogdan vs Schmiedlova prediction
|Ana Bogdan||Bet365||2.10||9||1-2 LOST (-9 units)|