Margarita Gasparyan vs. Kristina Mladenovic: who will get ahead?
Gasparyan vs. Mladenovic: Prediction for the WTA St. Petersburg match (March 16, 2021)
Two weeks ago, Margarita Gasparyan and Kristina Mladenovic played in Lyon. In that match, the victory went to the French tennis player. Who will be stronger on March 16 in the first round of the tournament in St. Petersburg? See the forecast for the game below.
Margarita Gasparyan did not have great success in the last two years at the home tournament in St. Petersburg. In 2019, she overcame three rounds of qualification, but in the first round of the main draw, she could not oppose Victoria Azarenka, losing in two sets (4-6, 1-6). A year ago, in the first round of qualification, Margarita lost to a more experienced compatriot Vera Zvonareva.
Two weeks ago Gasparyan played in Lyon. At those competitions, the Russian tennis player overcame three qualification rounds. In the second round of the main draw, her rival was again Kristina Mladenovic. The French tennis player did not experience great difficulties in that game and managed to win (6-4, 6-2).
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Kristina Mladenovic is a frequent visitor to St. Petersburg. In 2018, the tennis player reached the final of these competitions, but Petra Kvitova prevented her from winning the title (1-6, 2-6). For the last two years, Kristina has been losing in the starting fights.
In Lyon, Mladenovic got good playing practice and made it to the quarterfinals. After those competitions, Mladenovic played in Dubai, where she managed to win the opening match against Martic (7-6, 6-4), but in the second round, she was powerless against Pegula (1-6, 2-6). In general, the French tennis player is now in good shape, and, since the start of the Australian Open, she has lost only in one tournament in the first round.
We offer to bet according to the recent personal meeting between tennis players in Lyon, where Mladenovic beat Margarita in two sets. Of course, the factor of the home tournament will add motivation to Margarita Gasparyan, but Kristina also regularly plays in St. Petersburg and is quite capable of outplaying the representative of Russia for the second time.
Also note that in two head-to-head matches, tennis players did not play more than 18 games for two. We think that this time again a lot will be decided in the first set.
Our prediction is that Mladenovic will win for 2.90 odds on 1xbet.