Ons Jabeur vs Lucie Safarova
|Date & Time||Monday September 10, 2018, 6:00 PM (EDT)|
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Lucie Safarova will be playing Ons Jabeur in the first round of the WTA Coupe Banque Nationale
Lucie Safarova enters this tournament after getting eliminated in the second round to Ashleigh Barty. In that loss, Safarova was outplayed as she was not good enough to break Barty’s service. While the competition is much lower in this tournament, Safarova will still look to improve her receiving of service since it is essential to winning tennis matches. That being said, Safarova‘s serving needs to be commended as she made it very hard for her opponent to break her serving games. Having won 7 WTA titles, Lucie Safarova is hugely experienced and that should be a big advantage for her since she will have no nervous moments relating to these tournaments.
On the other side of the coin, Ons Jabeur is much less accomplished in comparison to Safarova as the Turkish player has never a WTA title. Ironically, Ons Jabeur was also eliminated by Ashleigh Barty in the US Open although this occurred in the first round. Ons Jabeur lost much more convincingly to Ashleigh Barty than Safarova as the Turkish player was never in with a chance in that match. This will be a very tough match for Ons Jabeur as she is playing a much more accomplished player and she will have to be at her best if she wished to compete.
This will be the first time that Ons Jabeur and Lucie Safarova will be playing each other.
I am going to be picking Lucie Safarova to win this match. When comparing these two players, Lucie Safarova is much more accomplished and much more skilled. This can be established by the respective forms and the fact that Safarova has won 7 more WTA titles. Taking everything into consideration, I am going to predict Lucie Safarova to win.