After the defeat in Melbourne, Anastasia played three matches in Lyon, where she defeated Bassols and Burel, but lost to Zanevska and already three fights in Linz. In Austria, the 44th racket of the world turned out to be stronger than the Italian Bronzetti, German Niemeyer and Friedsam. It is worth noting that all six matches of this period were three sets, the match against Friedsam lasted one hour and 44 minutes, and Potapova won 6-2, 4-6, 6-1. An interesting fact is that in the match against Friedsam, Anastasia scored 50% of the points when receiving the first serve, and only 24% when receiving the second. Honestly, that’s not very common. After her serve, Potapova won 74%/53%, shooting five times with 4 double faults.

Marketa reached the third round of the Australian Open, where she lost to compatriot Frukhvirtova in three matches. In Linz, Vondrousova played two full matches against Tomova and Maszarova, both winning in straight sets. The quarter-final match against Hungary’s Galfi was abandoned at 4-1 in the first set in favor of Vondrousova, Galfi withdrew from the match due to injury. In five games, Marketa managed to grab two aces on one double fault, winning 88% / 58% on her serve and 33% / 100% on receiving.

Tennis player Rating Total number of matches in 2023 wins failures
Anastasia Potapova 44 13 8 5
Marketa Vondrousov 89 9 7 2

Potapova and Vondrousova played each other twice in 2019. Both meetings, on the hard court in Budapest and on the Roland Garros court, the Czechs won in straight sets.

The tournament in Linz is not as representative as in Abu Dhabi, Potapova did not have a single top tennis player among her opponents, but Anastasia barely reached the semi-finals. Vondrousova is now only the 89th racket in the world, but let’s not forget that the Czech woman was in the top 20 of the WTA ranking three years ago. After the match and Marketa’s results in Linz, it is clear that the Czech is in great shape and in our opinion he is deservedly mentioned as the favorite for the upcoming match. Marketa did not play 3-set matches in Linz, we believe that this trend will continue. We offer the following betting options for the match Potapov – Vondrousov:

The main prediction is an exact score of 0:2 for 1.80