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Elina Svitolina vs Aryna Sabalenka 2018 Wuhan Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Predictions

Game
Aryna Sabalenka vs Elina Svitolina
Date & Time Tuesday September 25, 2018, 4:00 AM (EDT)
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Tennis | Aryna Sabalenka vs Elina Svitolina
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Aryna Sabalenka will be playing Elina Svitolina during the second round of the 2018 WTA Wuhan Open in China.

Aryna Sabalenka enters this match having beaten Carla Suárez Navarro in the opening round of this tournament. It was a solid victory for Aryna Sabalenka as she managed to outpower her opponent. Aryna Sabalenka is known as one of the most powerful players on the WTA tour and her strong returns have caused most players problems. This was the case in the first round as Aryna Sabalenka used her powerful returns to break her opponent's serve on 3 occasions. It is important to note that Aryna Sabalenka has a habit of hitting unforced errors and that was also evident in the first round. This is expected to be a tougher match for Aryna Sabalenka as she is playing the number 6 seed so the player from Belarus will need to ensure she makes fewer errors.

On the other side of the court, Elina Svitolina enters this tournament in good form as she has done well in tournaments since the end of Wimbledon. Elina Svitolina made the 4th round of the US Open while also having good results at the Rogers Cup and the Cincinnati Masters. Elina Svitolina is a much more skilled player than her opponent and is ranked 16 spots above her in the official WTA rankings. With such good form under her belt and the knowledge of greater skill, Elina Svitolina is expected to do well in this tournament.

This will be the first time that Aryna Sabalenka and Elina Svitolina will be playing each other.

All in all, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. Elina Svitolina is a much more skilled and accomplished player. On the other hand, Aryna Sabalenka is less experienced and has been very inconsistent at times. With Elina Svitolina in good form, I see her winning this match.

 

Pick:
Elina Svitolina

Based in multiple cities around the world, Avijoy is a sports writer and handicapper with over 10 years experience. Avijoy has been at Sports Chat Place since 2015 and has been covering tennis and soccer. With a degree in statistics, Avijoy provides detailed mathematical edges which allow him to be successful in predicting winners on a consistent basis.   

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