Kalinina vs Cirstea: prediction for the WTA Eastbourne match
At the beginning of the year Anhelina Kalinina managed to beat Sorana Cirstea on hard surface. Will she repeat that success at Eastbourne grass tournament on June 20? The answer is in our prediction.
In 2022, Anhelina Kalinina achieved some positive results during the clay part of the season. She recorded four victories and suffered four defeats on that surface. A transition to the grass turned out to be unsuccessful, she had to face some tough opponents though.
In the second round of Hertogenbosch tournament Kalinina was eliminated by the eventual winner of that competition, Ekaterina Alexandrova (4:6, 2:6). Last week, Kalinina suffered a first round defeat to Daria Kasatkina in the first round of Berlin tournament (7:5, 3:6, 1:6).
Sorana Cirstea is having a steady and successful season. Since the start of the year, Romanian player has recorded 18 victories and suffered 12 defeats.
So far the World No. 36 played only one grass tournament in the season. Last week, she reached the semi-final of Birmingham competition. Romanian player left much energy at that tournament. She lost the semi-final just one day ago, so it is uncertain, whether she will be able to recover in time for the start of Eastbourne tournament. It was Zhang Shuai, who stopped Cirstea in the Birmingham semifinals (6:4, 1:6, 6:7).
In three of five latest matches of Kalinina more than nine games were played in the first set
This bet played in four of five latest matches of Cirstea
We are expecting a victory from Kalinina in the upcoming match. At the start of the season Kalinina earned a confident victory over Cirstea in Adelaide. Now Romanian player is approaching the fixture after an exhausting Birmingham tourmament and she is unlikely to fully recover after a three-set defeat to Zhang Shuai.
Our prediction - Kalinina to win the match
We think that the outcome of the match will be decided in the first set. Kalinina should be able to break through Cirstea's defense.
Our second bet is on total under 22 games