Tournament: WTA Dubai

Location: Dubai tennis stadium

Match date: February 21, 2023

It’s a good time for tennis fans, because the amount of interesting games makes you dizzy. Our experts have selected a match between Belinda Bencic and Marta Kostiuk, who will play in the second round of the tournament in Dubai.

Bencic gives a strong start to the season

With two unfinished months and Bencic has already won two tournaments this year, we are talking about Abu Dhabi Adelaide. At the last round in Doha, Qatar, the Swiss reached the quarter-finals, where she did not appear with the world’s first racket Iga Sventek, possibly an injury. The tennis player missed the first round of this tournament due to a high seed. In the world rankings, Bencic is in ninth place, he is 25 years old, so he has every chance to play at the highest level for a long time. It is not yet clear what physical condition the player is in before this match, given the withdrawal from the last match.

Dangerous Kostiuk

The Ukrainian tennis player can already be considered a strong middle peasant woman of world tennis. Kostyuk is 20 years old, he is ranked 55th in the world rankings. The player has no titles this year, having played 15 matches, winning 10 of them. At this tournament, Kostiuk defeated Turkish rival Ipek Oz in a tough match – 4-6, 6-4, 6-2. Such games are a great experience for the Ukrainian, time to beat the rivals from the top ten, which will be an impulse for progress.

Personal meetings

The rivals’ paths crossed twice, Bencic won in both cases, the last meeting less than two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi, then the Swiss, although she won in two sets – 6:4, 7:5, the victory was not easy.

Match prediction

F2 +5.5