Anastasija Sevastova vs Petra Martic
|Date & Time||Monday July 23, 2018, 2:00 PM (EDT)|
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Latvian tennis superstar, Anastasija Sevastova, is the top seed at the WTA Bucharest Open and she has lived up to her ranking as she has managed to make the final of the event. She will be taking on the number 4 seed from Croatia, Petra Martic. Both players will be desperate to win this tournament and that should mean that we get a very hard-fought tennis match.
Anastasija Sevastova has won 2 WTA titles with her last victory coming over one year ago. The Latvian has had a rough career as she was forced to retire due to injury only to fight back and return to the WTA tour. Anastasija Sevastova recently came second at WTA Mallorca which occurred before Wimbledon and the Latvian will take that result as motivation for doing better in this final. This will be a big win for Anastasija Sevastova if she can win since this will be the first time the Latvian will lift at WTA trophy in 2018.
On the other side of the court, Petra Martic will look to win her first WTA title. The Croatian has never lifted a WTA trophy and she will feel that this is the best chance she has had. The number 4 seed eliminated 2nd seed and hometown hero, Mihaela Buzărnescu, in the semifinals and although that made her a villain, it showed the form and quality of the player. This match will be another big test for Petra Martic and she will need to show her talent once again if she is going to win.
While this should be a very close match, I am going to predict that Anastasija Sevastova wins. The Latvian has been the best player in this tournament and I think she will use her experience of being in previous finals to her advantage. Both players are very talented but slight factors such as experience should be what decides this tie in the favor of the top seed, Anastasija Sevastova.