Slovenian world number 30 Tamara Zidansek will take on world number 6 Maria Sakkari in the 1st round of the WTA Adelaide International 2022.
Maria Sakkari vs Tamara Zidansek: Match details
- Tournament: WTA Adelaide International 2022
- Match: Maria Sakkari vs Tamara Zidansek
- Round: First Round
- Date: 3rd January 2022
- Venue: Adelaide, Australia
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $6,750
Maria Sakkari vs Tamara Zidansek: Match Preview
World number 6 Maria Sakkari would definitely be one of the favorites for the title after an impressive year on the WTA circuit. The Greek reached her 3rd WTA 1000 semi finals, while also reaching two Grand Slam semi finals at the French Open and the US Open respectively. The 26 year old then went on to qualify for the year end WTA finals, becoming the first Greek woman to qualify for the tournament.
Tamara Zidansek is comparatively the newer name in the circuit after rising this year following the best year of her career in 2021. The Slovenian reached the semi finals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career at the French Open, becoming the first Slovenian to do so after Slovenia gained independence in 1991. She consequently entered the top 50 in the world rankings.
Maria Sakkari vs Tamara Zidansek: Head to head
The duo have never met before, and the match in the first round of the Adelaide International would be their first meeting.
Maria Sakkari vs Tamara Zidansek: Match Prediction
Maria Sakkari played her last match on 16th November 2021 in the semi finals of the WTA Finals in Guadalajara. The Greek, who by her own admission had an incredible season, would be looking to start the new season on a positive note and carry on from the previous year.
Meanwhile, Lausanne Open champion Tamara Zidansek would look to take big leaps after her breakthrough campaign in 2021. The Slovenian would also look for a positive side after a personally amazing year. Having said that, Sakkari should have an easy outing against Zidansek.
Match Prediction: Maria Sakkari to win in 2 sets.
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