Andreescu vs Su-Wei Hsieh
That's a SF match in Auckland between Bianca Andreescu and Su Wei Hsieh.
The young Canadian with Romanian natives is the killer of seeded players in New Zealand. She is only 18 years old, very good at doubles as during the last season she won the juniors trophies in Australian Open and Roland Garros. Maybe it's time her star to start shining. N152 in the ranking but she plays like a player of top 10 or 20. Bianca started from the qualifications beating Kucova, Fourlis and Siegemund. What about her results in the main draw- Babos, Wozniacki and Venus Williams! Seeded number 1 and 6 are out and only Venus took her a set in tiebreak in these three matches. Maybe I don't have to be so one-sided here, but Andreescu reminds me of Olga Danilovic in Moscow River cup during 2018. Both started without big expectations, but what followed.. Danilovic also was a killer of the giants there beating the seeded Kanepi, Goerges(N1) and Sasnovich and finally won her first trophy. Why not this fairy tail to repeat once again..
Su Wei Hsieh is 33 years old, much more experienced and I really love her style. She is just different from all the other players in WTA with these flat and deep shots. They don't look so frightening at first sight, but infact are so clean and can turned into winners without problems. Also the way she deals with break points on her serve- that's amazing! Typical asian mentality- she often goes in situations like 15:40, 30:40, 40:40, but finds a way to escape and to win most of these games. If she has a good day, she is capable of beating aggressive players like Andreescu. She proved it in Japan beating Qiang Wang, the young Chinese who was on fire in the end of the last season in Asia.
This is a battle between the youth and the experience, but in such kind of battles the experience is not always on the winning side. Andreescu just has the never die spirit as Simona Halep who is her idol and Su Wei is looking to have problems with that. The odds are equal for both of them in bet 365, while in Pinnacle they give little advantage to Su Wei. That's understandable, Si Wei is seeded as number 3 in the draw and plays solid tennis. This is like flipping a coin and to choose one side, but if I have to give priority to one of them it will be Andreescu for sure. I know Su Wei style very well and if she has a good day, she can beat aggressive style players, but if they control the rallies against her and she has to defend during most of the time- she will lose the match for sure! I will pick Andreescu to face Goerges or Kuzmova in the final, really enjoy her game in Auckland :))
Andreescu vs Su-Wei Hsieh prediction
|Andreescu||Pinnacle||2.05||8||2-0 WON (+8.4 units)|