Lucky Loser Dulgheru should be stronger on clay
Due to start at 3:30 pm
Dulgheru 1.67, Zavatska 2.40
This will be their first meeting.
They have quite similar results in the last 12 months. Dulgheru has better 12 month clay results. She won 31 of 43 matches (72%). Zavatska won 65% of clay matches.
This year Zavatska has played well in ITF clay tournaments. She was up against mainly low ranking opponents. Her win in the last match this week was over an inexperienced wild card entry.
Dulgheru also plays in ITF’s but also plays some WTA tournaments. She had an excellent win over Babos in the last round. She came back from losing the opening set 2-6 to win in 3 sets. She has come through the qualifying rounds as a Lucky Loser having lost to Fiona Ferro.
This should be a competitive match and I favour Dulgheru to win. Back her above 1.85.
Update: Dulgheru recovered from losing set 1 to level the match and was 3 times a break ahead in set 3. She just couldn’t holds on to the lead
Zavatska won 7-5, 2-6, 6-4