WTA Istanbul Cup: McHale v Begu

An improving McHale will make a match of it but I favour Begu for the win

Due to start at 2 pm.

McHale 2.92, Begu 1.50

Begu leads their previous matches 2-1. They last met in February this year on a hard court in Acapulco. Begu won in 3 sets.  She won their only clay match in 2016 in Madrid. She won in 3 sets.

Head to head info
Head to head info from Tennis Insight

Overall 12 month results favour Begu. Her clay results are also stronger.  She has won 13 of 22 matches in 2018 and won 4 of 5 on clay. She had a straight sets win over Jakupovic in the last round.  She reached the semi finals of this tournament.

Irina Begu

Mchale has improved her game in the last couple of weeks and is a very capable clay player when in form. She has won 6 of 16 matches this season. She was broken 7 times against Barthel in the last round.

I favour Begu to win but expect 3 sets. Back Begu above 1.85.

Update: Begu was broken first in both sets. She won 6-4, 6-4.

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2 thoughts on “WTA Istanbul Cup: McHale v Begu”

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    Bang on analysis Sir…it happened as you have predicted….Begu gave the trading opportunity and then sealed it.

    Sir whats your take on today’s Vandeweghe versus Seigemund match up.
    Coco just smashed fellow american like anything and Seigemund is also in confidence. Break feast of serves?

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      Siegemund v Vandeweghe is a very tough one. Stephens was not interested.

      Very little between them on paper. I will again go with Siege but she may have problems finishing the job from a winning position.

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