Samsonova vs Muguruza: prediction for the WTA Tokyo match
Liudmila Samsonova is playing at Tokyo after a successful performance in American hard tournaments. Russian player has won two consecutive tournaments at Washington and Cleveland, she also reached the round of 16 at US Open.
At the start of Japanese tournament Samsonova had to face Rybakina. A reliable serving performance helped Liudmila to secure a 6:2, 6:4 victory. In the second round she had a more difficult match against Wang Xinyu (7:6, 6:3).
Garbine Muguruza has been on a long slump, she failed to get past the second round in any of ten consecutive tournaments. However, she managed to reach the third round of US Open and got eliminated by Kvitova (7:5, 3:6, 6:7).
Spanish player started the Tokyo tournament with a second round match against Papamichail (6:4, 6:2). Muguruza has a chance to finally put up a successful performance at Tokyo, she has good memories about that tournament - she reached the semi-final twice at local courts.
In three of five latest matches of Samsonova tiebreaks were played
This bet played in three of five latest matches of Muguruza
Samsonova performed well in American hard tournaments and didn't lose a single set in Tokyo, so she deserved a favourite status ahead of today's match. But we shouldn't underestimate Muguruza. Spanish player had a long drought, but she managed to improve her performance in New York and she should be able to put up a good performance in Tokyo, she is familiar with local courts. We offer to place a bet on the underdog here.
Our prediction - Muguruza to win the match
Both opponents possess a powerful serve, which is extremely effective on a fast surface of Tokyo. We are expecting a long match with at least 21 games to be played.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games