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Wang Qiang vs Daria Kasatkina 2018 WTA Elite Trophy Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction

Game
Daria Kasatkina vs Wang Qiang
Date & Time Tuesday October 30, 2018, 7:30 AM (EDT)
The Line
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TV Channel
Tennis
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Tennis | Daria Kasatkina vs Wang Qiang
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Chinese superstar, Wang Qiang will be playing at the WTA Elite Trophy where she will begin her campaign against from Russia.

Daria Kasatkina enters this tournament having won her second WTA title at the Kremlin Cup at her last event. During her Kremlin Cup campaign, Daria Kasatkina returned serve exceptionally well as she won 33 breakpoints in the 5 matches she played. Daria Kasatkina averaged close to 3 breakpoints won per set which shows her incredible ability to win return games. That being said, this is expected to be a very hard match for Daria Kasatkina as she has a poor record in Asia and will have the crowd against her as she is playing a local hero.

On the other side of the court, Wang Qiang enters this tournament in outstanding form. Over the past few months, Wang Qiang has been the best player in the world. Since the US Open, Wang Qiang’s worst performance at a tournament has been making the semifinals. Since the start of September, Wang has finished in the top 4 at the Japan Open and Wuhan Open, has finished second at the Hong Kong Open and has won the Guangzhou Open. While it is clear to see Wang’s form, we can also see that she is an incredible player in Asian indoor tournaments meaning she should be well suited to the conditions for this match.

Daria Kasatkina and Wang Qiang have played 4 times in the past with Kasatkina winning on 3 occasions and Daria Kasatkina winning once. The most recent match was at the Madrid Masters this season where Daria Kasatkina won in straight sets. Wang Qiang’s win over Daria Kasatkina was in 2016 at the US Open.

While Daria Kasatkina has just won a tournament, I see her losing this match. Wang Qiang has been outstanding since the US Open as she has a record of 20-3. With the support of her home crowd, I see Wang Qiang winning this match.

 

Pick:
Wang Qiang

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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