Danilovic vs Andreescu
OLGA DANILOVIC vs VANESSA BIANCA ANDREESCU
One early pick. I simply think initial odds (50:50) were not set correctly, I feel Danilovic should be favorite. And although now we have even 2.20 on Olga Danilovic, so the odds are moving against her, IMO this will drop big time and she will be favorite when the match starts.
Yes, she is very young but so is her opponent. Danilovic is 17 y.o., Andreescu is one year older.
But, Danilovic is the one who made greater breakthrough on WTA standings. The Serbian girl is almost Top 100 after recently has won its first ever WTA title. It was on tournament in Moscow where she has defeated some well known names like Kanepi, Goerges...
Both, Danilovic as well Andreescu mainly competed on ITF level so far but Danilovic made great above mentioned success on WTA level too. I expect from her to win here, probably also to reach the main draw and thus definitely to enter top 100 (109. is her current position).
Andreescu IMO is not yet on such level. She was once in Top 150 but currently she is out of Top 200.
So, you probably wonder how come young Canadian girl is favorite against Danilovic. Well, it's due to this hard court surface where Andreescu went 14-7 in this season while Danilovic played only three matches on hard and was mainly on clay.
Still, don't be fooled Danilovic is bad player on hard courts. She has power in her shots, plus she is left-hand and thus pretty unpleasant opponent. IMO she will make maybe even bigger success on fast surfaces than on clay later in her career.
The only reason why she didn't play too much on other surface than clay is cause in those early age 16, 17, players rather compete somewhere near to its region and avoid to travel too far. Thus, Danilovic competed on ITF in Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, so all relatively close to Serbia but all those are clay courts tournaments.
On the other side similar is with Andreescu who is from Canada, she would rather compete there than come to Europe. And those ITF in Canada are on hard.
In any case, back to Danilovic, far from she is bad player on fast surfaces and far from her style doesn't suit to fast surfaces, but she simply wasn't too often on other surface than clay. But when she was, Danilovic was successful. Namely, during junior career, her best Grand Slam single result was exactly here on US Open (QF). Also in doubles, she was junior Grand Slam champion on all surfaces, clay, hard as well grass.
The bottom line, in so far early stages of their careers, I think Danilovic made much bigger achievements than Andreescu. Danilovic should be favorite here.
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Danilovic vs Andreescu prediction
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