A big match for today is played at WTA – SINGLES: Lugano (Switzerland), clay. Try our tennis prediction for this match.
This will be a tricky match for Vekic to negotiate in their first meeting. The Romanian secured five wins against top 100 players in 2017 (all on clay), but Vekic will be her first such opponent in 2018.
Donna Vekic Prediction
Donna Vekic will kick-start her clay season after winning six matches in the first three months of 2018. Her worst loss of the season came to #154 Bonaventure at Budapest (it was also her worst tour-level defeat since #184 Muhammad, 2016 Brisbane).
Vekic, who won her first career title before turning 18 at Kuala Lumpur in 2014, ended her three-year wait for a second one, by winning the grass title of Nottingham (def. Konta) in 2017. It was her best season, in terms of year-end ranking (#56).
Since 2012, Vekic has posted an overall W-L record of 17-24 on clay (which includes ITFs and WTA qualifying rounds). She has never reached the round of 16 stage of a WTA clay tournament.
Alexandra Cadantu Prediction
Alexandra Cadantu achieved her career-high ranking (#59) in January 2014. After posting a season where she won just three WTA matches (10-28 overall), she crashed down to #233, a year later.
After ending the 2014-16 seasons outside the top 200, she re-entered and finished the 2017 season in the top 150. This was possible due to her clay results in 2017, a final at Bol $125k and four ITF semifinals.
Cadantu booked her Lugano main draw berth by defeating #273 Marcinkevica and #121 Rus in the qualifying stages.
Tennis Prediction : Donna Vekic