Magda Linette and Cristina Bucsa meet in the first round of the 2023 tennis Internationaux de Strasbourg. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Magda Linette Betting Preview
Magda Linette is coming off a third round exit in Rome and has lost 5 of her last 7 matches overall if you include Billie Jean King Cup qualifying. In her last effort, Linette had issues with her return and she was broken 4 times. Linette has really had a hard time this year stringing together wins, as you’d have to go back to her semifinal trip in the Australian Open the last time she looked great. The good news is that Linette hasn’t lost a main tour match opener since Indian Wells, which was over 2 months ago. Linette has split her last 10 matches on clay court.
Cristina Bucsa Betting Preview
Cristina Bucsa lost her opener in Rome and is riding a 3-match losing streak overall. The good news is that Bucsa took Sofia Kenin to 3 competitive sets, a match that went over 3 hours. Bucsa has been competitive despite these losses, and 4 of her last 5 matches overall have gone the distance. Bucsa also had little success with her second serve and hit 10 double faults in her last match, so there’s still some work to do. Bucsa has lost her opening match in 3 of her last 6 tournaments. Bucsa has split her last 8 matches on clay court.
There’s no match history between these 2 players.
Bucsa is competing, but she’s not getting the results shed like, and now she’s going up against a top-25 player, a ranking she’s had zero success against. While it’s been a hit or miss season for Linette, this is a match she should win.
Give me Linette, and I’ll back her in straight sets to shave the juice.