WTA Lyon Open 2022 Final: Dayana Yastremska vs Zhang Shuai Prediction, Head to Head, Preview and Live Stream Details

Dayana Yastremska will be up against eighth seed Zhang Shuai in the final round of the WTA Lyon Open 2022.

dayana yastremska vs zhang shuai
dayana yastremska vs zhang shuai

Dayana Yastremska will face off against eighth seed Zhang Shuai in the final round of the WTA Lyon Open 2022.

Dayana Yastremska vs Zhang Shuai: Match Details

  • Tournament: Lyon Open 2022
  • Match: Dayana Yastremska vs Zhang Shuai
  • Round: Final
  • Date: 6th March
  • Venue: Palais des Sports Gerland, Lyon, France
  • Surface: Hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $239,477

Dayana Yastremska vs Zhang Shuai: Preview

Dayana Yastremska
Dayana Yastremska

Yastremska had a slow start to 2022, failing to qualify for the Melbourne Summer Set 1 main draw. She made the main draw of the Adelaide International 2 but was eliminated in the first round. The Ukrainian withdrew from the Australian Open in the first round. Yastremska qualified for the Dubai Tennis Championships main draw and won her first match. She then stunned second seed Barbora Krejcikova and went on to lose in the quarter-finals. Yastremska participated as a wildcard at the Lyon Open shortly after fleeing Ukraine with her sister. She advanced to the event semifinals after victories over Ana Bogdan, Cristina Buca, and Jasmine Paolini. She then defeated Sorana Cirstea, the second seed, in straight sets to go to the final.

The Chinese player had a bad start to the year in 2022, losing in the first round of both the Melbourne Summer Set 1 and the Sydney International. After that, she advanced to the third round of the Australian Open, where she was defeated by Elise Mertens. Zhang was unable to qualify for the Dubai Tennis Championships after losing in the first round of the St. Petersburg Trophy. She made it to the main draw of the Qatar Open, however, she was eliminated in the first round. Zhang was seeded eighth into the Lyon Open and advanced to the quarterfinals after defeating Kristina Mladenovic and Arantxa Rus. After Vitalia Diatchenko quit during their match, she advanced to the semifinals. The Chinese advanced to the finals by defeating Caroline Garcia 6-2, 7-5.

Dayana Yastremska vs Zhang Shuai: Head to Head

Zhang Shuai
Zhang Shuai

Their head-to-head record is currently 1-1. The final on Sunday in Lyon will be their third meeting. Yastremska triumphed in their first meeting in 2018, while Zhang won in their second meeting at Wimbledon in 2019.

Dayana Yastremska vs Zhang Shuai: Prediction

Dayana Yastremska
Dayana Yastremska

Zhang has yet to drop a set at the Lyon Open, but Yastremska can’t be discounted because she’ll be motivated to win. With her younger sister, who is also a tennis star, the Ukrainian had to escape her homeland. She’s been going through a period of patriotism, and the situation, as horrible as it is, appears to have strengthened her game. Both have played each other’s games before and are familiar with them. Yastremska appears to be playing her best tennis of the season, and she has a chance to win this match.

Prediction: Yastremska to win in three sets.

Dayana Yastremska vs Zhang Shuai: Live Stream Details

  • USA- Tennis Channel
  • Australia– beIN
  • UK and Ireland- Amazon Prime
  • The Middle East and North Africa- beIN Sports
  • Central America- ESPN
  • Caribbean Islands- Sportsmax
  • South America and Oceania- ESPN International
  • Canada- TSN, and DAZN
  • Sub-Saharan Africa- SuperSport

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