Paolini vs Cirstea: prediction for the WTA Portoroz match
On September 17, Jasmine Paolini will play against Sorana Cirstea in the quarter-final of Portoroz tournament. We offer our prediction for an upcoming match.
In the beginning of June Jasmine Paolini put up a great performance at Bol, Croatia, she won a title of that tournament. After that triumph Italian player was not so successful on tour and never went past the second round in any tournament.
In Portoroz, Slovenia Paolini finally reminded of herself. In the first round match her opponent, Dayana Yastremska, withdrew herself from the match during the second set. Nonetheless, in the second round Paolini recorded a confident victory over Anna Kalinskaya (6:3, 6:2) and deserved a spot in the quarter-final. .
For the most recent time Sorana Cirstea advanced past the second round at Wimbledon tournament in London. After that success Romanian player put up an unsuccessful performance at hard tournaments in North America, where she won only two matches in four tournaments.
In Portoroz Cirstea started with a confident victory over Watson (6:1, 6:3). Second round match against Martincova was way more difficult. Cirstea was losing in the first set, but managed to turn the game around. Martincova was not ready for this (7:5, 6:2).
In four out of six matches of the Romanian player more than ten games were played in the first set
In three out of five most recent matches of Paolini tiebreaks were played
We think that experience will help the Romanian player in this match. Cirstea managed to step up during the match against Martincova and played accurate in crucial moments. Cirstea should be able to record a victory over Paolini.
Our prediction - Cirstea to win with a handicap of (-3) games
Prediction: Handicap (-3) on Cirstea
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Most recent matches of the Romanian player ended pretty quick, in two sets and with a total under 21 games. We are expecting the same scenario in the quarter-final of Portoroz tournament.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games