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Ajla Tomljanović vs Tamara Zidanšek - 2/2/19 WTA Tour - Thailand Open Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Australian tennis player, Ajla Tomljanović, has made it into the semifinals of the 2019 WTA Thailand Open where she will face Tamara Zidanšek from Slovenia.

Ajla Tomljanović has looked in good form all tournament and she continued her dominance in the previous round as she beat Zheng Saisai in straight sets. During the win, Tomljanović returned served exceptionally well. Ajla Tomljanović won 59% of her receiving points which allowed her to break Zheng’s serve on 6 occasions. Ajla Tomljanović is yet to lose a set in this tournament and she is looking exceptionally confident while playing. Ajla Tomljanović has a strong record at the Thailand Open as she finished 2nd at this event in 2015. With a good record at this venue and exceptional form, Ajla Tomljanović will be very hard to stop.

On the other side of the court, Tamara Zidanšek won her previous game in 3 sets. It was a solid performance by Tamara Zidanšek as she broke her opponents serve on 9 occasions. It is important to note that Tamara Zidanšek struggled with her serve as she conceded 5 service games. Tamara Zidanšek still lacks experience on the WTA stage and it is expected she will find it difficult for her to compete against an opponent who has finished second at this event in the past.

Tamara Zidanšek and Ajla Tomljanović have played twice in the past with both players winning on one occasion. The most recent match between these two players was at WTA Seoul in 2018 and it was won by Ajla Tomljanovic.

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Ajla Tomljanović to win this match. While Tamara Zidanšek has played very well to make it into the semifinals, Ajla Tomljanović has more experience at this venue as she made the final in 2015. With that in mind, I see Ajla Tomljanović making her second WTA Thailand final.

Ajla Tomljanović

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