Third-seeded Irina-Camelia Begu will be up against Polish tennis star Katarzyna Kawa in the all-important second round of the Poland Open 2021 on Thursday, July 22.
Irina-Camelia Begu vs Katarzyna Kawa: Match Details
|Tournament||BNP Paribas Poland Open|
|Match||Irina-Camelia Begu vs Katarzyna Kawa|
|Date||22nd July 2021|
Irina-Camelia Begu vs Katarzyna Kawa: Preview
Irina-Camelia Begu hasn’t had a breakthrough tournament thus far in this season. She was knocked out in the very first round at the Hungarian Open before coming into Poland Open. She was thrashed by unseeded Anna Karolína Schmiedlová in straight sets.
Although she did start well at Wimbledon by winning the first two rounds, her journey was halted by Iga Swiatek in the third round. Swiatek thrashed her in straight sets. Moreover, Begu met a similar fate in the very first round at the French Open as well.
However, the way she has started off at Gdynia suggests that she is well and truly back in form. In her first round, she defeated Ysaline Bonaventure in straight sets. At the same time, Katarzyna Kawa has had a great start at the Gdynia Open as well.
She went past Tereza Mrdeža without much hassle. Tereza did stretch Kawa to the third set. However, after dropping the second set, Kawa made a thumping comeback and strolled her way into the second round.
Irina-Camelia Begu vs Katarzyna Kawa: Head to Head
These two players are yet to face each other on the court. Hence, the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Irina-Camelia Begu vs Katarzyna Kawa: Prediction
Katarzyna Kawa came into the Gdynia Open after a terrible outing at German Open where she was knocked out in the opening set. She would be itching to make a mark at Gdynia Open, however, she has a monumental task ahead of her in the name of Irina-Camelia Begu who might end her run in the tournament in the second round only.
Prediction: Irina-Camelia Begu to win in straight sets.