Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Dubai)
Elina Svitolina meets qualifier, Jennifer Brady, in the first-round of the 2020 WTA Dubai Open.
Elina Svitolina is an incredible player, she can beat anyone and everyone if she is in full form. Svitolina is a player with a strong mentality and she shows this through her focus on the court. The passion that Svitolina brings to the court is amazing and she puts in the work to make sure she is one of the best. Unfortunately, Elina Svitolina has not had the best end to 2019 and start to 2020. Svitolina has had some recent injury issues and this will be her return to the court for a little while. Let's hope that Svitolina is at 100% and that she can give it her all like she loves to do.
Jennifer Brady is an up and coming American star who is able to provide a solid challenge to players. I have been closely watching Brady matches since the second half of 2019 and I am sure that she will become one of the main players on the WTA Tour. Brady is fast around the court, she is determined and she is strong. The only issue in her game is her ability to concentrate and maintain her emotions during tough matches. If Brady works hard and continuously improves her game, I am sure she will make a name for herself sooner rather than later.
This will be the 2nd meeting between both players, with Svitolina having one their only prior encounter in straight sets in 2016. Svitolina should win this match. Svitolina is the better player, the stronger player, the more confident player. However, if Svitolina is not at 100% because of her injury then it could be anyone's game. Let's hope Svitolina is at 100% and I see her winning this match.
Elina Svitolina to win.