Varvara Flink vs. Anastasija Sevastova
|Date & Time||Monday July 22, 2019, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
National Tennis Centre Lielupe
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Latvian tennis superstar, Anastasija Sevastova will be playing at the WTA Baltic Open in Latvia. Sevastova will begin her tournament in the opening round against Varvara Flink from Russia.
Varvara Flink last played at the Bucharest where she was eliminated in the opening round. The loss was concerning for Flink since her serving was very poor. Varvara Flink only won 40% of her service points which resulted in her losing 5 service games. During the loss, Varvara Flink only won 38% of her service games. With a tough draw in this tournament, Flink must improve her serving if she wishes to compete.
At the age of 22, Flink is not regularly seen on the WTA circuit as she mainly competes in WTA 125K and ITF tournament. With Sevastova as her first opponent, this is expected to be a tough match for Varvara Flink.
On the other side of the coin, Anastasija Sevastova suffered a shock defeat at the Bucharest Open where she was eliminated in the second round. Despite that loss, Sevastova has been in good form as she recently made the fourth round of the French Open and the semifinal of the Mallorca Open. Sevastova is the top seed at this tournament and she will be hoping to make a big impact in this tournament. Anastasija Sevastova has won 2 WTA titles on clay so she should be confident in her ability to perform well at this tournament. Sevastova also has the advantage of playing this tournament on home soil.
This will be the first time that Varvara Flink and Anastasija Sevastova are set to play each other at a WTA event.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Anastasija Sevastova to win this match. Flink has not been in good form and the Russian player is making a huge jump by facing Sevastova. Anastasija Sevastova is an elite player and I see her having too much power and skill for Varvara Flinka in this match.