World number 15 Elina Svitolina will take on Russian Anastasia Gasanova in the first round of the Adelaide International 2022.
Elina Svitolina vs Anastasia Gasanova :Match details
- Tournament: WTA Adelaide International 2022
- Match: Elina Svitolina vs Anastasia Gasanova
- Round: First Round
- Date: 3rd January 2022
- Venue: Adelaide, Australia
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $6,750
Elina Svitolina vs Anastasia Gasanova: Match Preview
Former world number 3 Elina Svitolina had a mixed 2021. While the Ukrainian won the bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, her poor patches of form in meant she dropped out of the top 10 in the rankings. However, following a resurgent run after her successful Olympics campaign, the 27 year old won her 16th WTA title in the form of the Chicago Women’s Open.
Anastasia Gasanova meanwhile had a decent year herself. The Russian reached a career-high ranking of 136 this year. The Russian’s biggest victory was when the then world number 292 defeated world number 6 Karolina Pliskova in the second round at Abu Dhabi, causing a major upset. Apart from that, the 22 year old also reached the round of 16 of the Transylvania Open and the Quarter-final of the Astana Open. The youngster would now look to make her maiden appearance in a Grand Slam in 2022 after a solid season.
Elina Svitolina vs Anastasia Gasanova: Head to head
Anastasia Gasanova and Elina Svitolina have never met each other before, with their meeting at the WTA Adelaide International 2022 being their first meeting.
Elina Svitolina vs Anastasia Gasanova: Match Prediction
Elina Svitolina would be looking to carry forward the form she had at the back end of the last season. After struggling with her form in the first half of 2021, the Ukrainian would look to make a strong start to season and reclaim her glory days.
Russian Gasanova meanwhile would be the overwhelming underdogs against the much more experienced opponent. I’d go for an easy victory for Svitolina in this match.
Prediction: Svitolina to brush aside Gasanova in two sets.
Elina Svitolina vs Anastasia Gasanova: Broadcast and live stream details
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