Polish player Magda Linette is going head-to-head against the Australian Daria Saville in the Guangzhou Open.
According to the WTA ranking, Magda Linette is the top seed in the competition, while Daria Saville doesn’t even rank among the top 10 seeds. The Australian player is already 29 years old, which means there is enough historical data to predict her performance on “hardcourts,” especially when facing the well-known Polish star, Magda Linette.
Data reveals that Daria Saville’s best Grand Slam results on hardcourts include reaching the 2nd round in 2017, 2018, and 2023, and the 4th round in the Australian Open in 2016 and 2017. On the other hand, Magda Linette’s best results in Grand Slam hardcourts are reaching the semi-finals in the Australian Open in 2023 and the 3rd round in the US Open in 2020.
Regarding their recent performances, both players made comebacks in their first matches in the competition. Linette staged a comeback against Burrage, and Saville also managed to win the match after losing the first set against Friedsam. However, Linette’s match was more challenging as she faced a British rising star who is currently performing at her best, while Saville’s opponent is currently ranked 114th.
The odds for Linette are 1.65, and they could decrease slightly before the match. I would be very surprised if she lost this match because she is a way better player.
P.S. This is a first tennis prediction to our new tennis analysist