Konta is a very strong player in the hard courts, she has a very strong level of play, she prepares the points very well, she makes a lot of winners, whether she is right or left, and she likes to play well inside the court.
He’s having a good season, but he’s going through the worst part of the season. Comes from 4 consecutive defeats.
Konta has an end to defend in this tournament here and knows that it has to earn points and win games, otherwise the exit of the TOP 10 may become reality in the near future.
➡ Monica Niculescu, 30-year-old Romanian player who ranks 65th in the WTA Ranking. Niculescu is a player with very different game characteristics from any other tennis player.
He hits two-handed, uses and abuses slices and even to train sometimes has a hard time finding partners because no one wants to train with them given their playing characteristics.
Compete on both surfaces smoothly since it moves well.
Prognosis Johanna Konta vs. Monica Niculescu:
Head to head: 1-1
Conclusion: Johanna Konta has to give an answer in this tournament where she has the final to defend. Comes from 4 consecutive defeats and in all these encounters was favorite.
Monica Niculescu for more slices and rhythm alternations that runs in this game, Johanna Konta will have to take over the game and control the ball changes so as not to get into Romanian schemes.
Konta mentally is a stable player and in this more complicated phase, I believe that she can react and give a good answer in this match winning in 2 sets.