Elina Svitolina vs. Bibiane Schoofs
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 3:30 AM (True Arena Hua Hin)
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Ukrainian tennis superstar, Elina Svitolina is set to play at the 2020 WTA Hua Hin Championships in Thailand. Svitolina will begin her tournament against Bibiane Schoofs from the Netherlands.
Bibiane Schoofs has been competing on the ITF circuit where she has had modest amounts of success. In her previous tournament, Bibiane Schoofs made the quarterfinals. As far as major tournaments are concerned, it has been a poor season for Bibiane Schoofs as she failed to qualify for both the Auckland Open and the Australian Open. Bibiane Schoofs has been playing on the tour for an age but she has never qualified for a Grand Slam event nor has she ever been ranked in the top 100. This is expected to be a tough match for Schoofs as she is playing against the top seed.
Looking at Elina Svitolina, the Ukrainian superstar last played at the Australian Open where she was eliminated by Garbine Muguruza. It has been a poor start to the season for Elina Svitolina as she has only won 50% of her matches in 2020. Svitolina had a strong end of 2019 as she finished second at the WTA Finals. Despite her run in 2020, Elina Svitolina is still playing decent tennis and she will be hoping to produce a big result at this event.
This will be the first time that Elina Svitolina and Bibiane Schoofs will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Bibiane Schoofs is a solid player on the ITF circuit but she has never made it onto the main tour and I see that being a big factor in this prediction. Elina Svitolina is at a different level when compared to Bibiane Schoofs and I see this being an easy match for the Ukrainian superstar. With that in mind, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match in straight sets.