Carla Suárez Navarro vs Aryna Sabalenka 2018 Wuhan Open Tennis Pick, Preview, Odds, Prediction
Aryna Sabalenka vs Carla Suárez Navarro
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Carla Suárez Navarro will be playing Aryna Sabalenka in the opening round of the Wuhan Open in China.
Carla Suárez Navarro enters this tournament following a very successful US Open campaign where the Spaniard made it into the quarterfinals. In the run, Navarro defeated the likes of Maria Sharapova and world number 6, Caroline Garcia. Up until her defeat, Carla Suárez Navarro received serve exceptionally well as she broke serve 18 times in the first 4 matches. Navarro is known for her great variety of shots and she used that skill exceptionally well in the US Open as most opponents struggled to read her. Carla Suárez Navarro has a good history in Asia as she has made the finals of tournaments in Qatar and Singapore in the past. With such good form and a great record in Asia, Carla Suárez Navarro will be a tough opponent to play in this tournament.
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Aryna Sabalenka, on the other hand, had a modest US Open campaign as she was eliminated in the 4th round. Sabalenka played the Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec City following the US Open where she was very poor as she lost in the first round having entered the event as the top seed. This is set to be a tough opening round match for Aryna Sabalenka as she is playing a player who is in great form. Sabalenka will need to improve her performance from that at the Coupe Banque Nationale if she wishes to win this match.
These two players have met once in the past with Aryna Sabalenka winning on that occasion.
This should be a close match since both of these players are very closely matched in terms of rankings and skills. That being said, I am going to pick Carla Suárez Navarro to win this match. Carla Suárez Navarro has been in superb form and I think she is playing too well at the moment to lose this match.