Alison Van Uytvanck (@1.38) vs Monica Niculescu (@3.1)
16-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Alison Van Uytvanck will win
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Alison Van Uytvanck – Monica Niculescu Match Prediction | 16-10-2019 10:00

You cant negate the Romanians talent, but her way to the final was fairly simple and Van Uytvanck will be a huge step up in level. Do not expect her to make it successfully. The Romanian took both their previous meetings, which came in New Haven in 2014 and Linz two years ago, with Van Uytvanck failing to take a set on either occasion. But the women are now in very different moments of their careers. The Belgian faced much sterner opposition on her way to the final and should be able to dominate play with her risky, flat shots. Having passed the test of uncomfortable baseliners like Niculescu, Cirsteas shouldnt prove too great an obstacle.

I think it will confirm this status, even if Monica Niculescu is already comfortable with the Luxembourg tour. The victory of the last direct match is still fresh for Alison Van Uytvanck, the Belgian having remarkable results in the indoor tournaments, and she starts with the first chance in this match. The prognosis chosen by me is a comfortable victory achieved by Alison Van Uytvanck in front of Monica Niculescu in this first round.

Gauff/McNally

He managed to win this years Budapest indoor tournament in February, respectively the tournament in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, two weeks ago, where he passed the last tour of Sorana Cirstea. The player from Belgium, at the age of 25, is currently ranked 48th WTA, the highest career place being 37, occupied in 2018. Last week she participated in the tournament in Linz, where she was defeated prematurely, in the second round, defeated in a decisive set by the Dutchman Kiki Bertens.

He had some results this season, such as the quarter-finals at Shenzen at the beginning of the season, respectively reaching the phase of the finals in the tournament in Miami. The most important result of the season was obtained in the Ilkey Challenger, on the grass, obtaining a qualifying position at Wimbledon, but in the last period he did not obtain any notable results. The 32-year-old Romanian is currently in the 2nd world WTA rankings, 111th.

Minnen is a decent young player who is actually playing some of her best tennis, reaching her career high ranking just a few weeks ago. Kuzmova is the top seed here and should win this match without too much trouble.

Prediction

Alison plays a force game, based on speed runs, and her style will put Monica in big trouble. Romanca uses the reverie slice quite well, the shot that became his signature. I expect a balanced duel, but I think the difference in experience and level will say the word, so I recommend the victory of the favorite this time. At the same time, however, Van Uytvanck is a heavy player, with a rather precarious move. However, he makes quite a lot of mistakes at work and I think the Belgian could speculate here.

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But leaning on Cirstea to win as she is the far more experienced hard court player and also playing very well and is peaking now. Since Uytvanck is playing well she should make this a difficult match for Cirstea making the over 21 a winner mostly. Please do your own further analysis big upsets are happening in WTA and ATP currently like Bublik upsetting Dmitrov yesterday! Just watch how she demolished Katarina Zavatska (6-0,6-3) who was a FAV per all bookies as she has a good serve & return game and has beaten/upset some good players here.

Alison Van Uytvanck: results and record

He has a positive record on hard in 2019, 12 wins and 8 defeats, but unconvincing. Experience was the deciding factor today, but the Romanian player knows he has to improve his forehand if he wants to have a chance to stay in the tournament. Passed in minimum sets of Abduraimova in the previous round, score 6-1 7-5. Former semi-finalist here, it is hard to believe that he will be able to match the performance from 2010, given the names on the table. Although the score seems a categorical one, its game did not work in optimal parameters, offering many chances to break its opponent.

The Romanian decided to look for points post-Wimbledon on clay, but it didnt work out too well as she lost her opening match in three consecutive tournaments. But she reached the third round at the US Open, losing to Taylor Townsend), before beginning her Asian swing campaign with a loss in Hiroshima to Sara Sorribes Tormo. She had to fight back from 0-3 in the deciding set against Bonaventure, but has improved as the tournament has progressed. Cirstea didnt face a single top 100 opponent on the way to the final, knocking out Denisa Allertova, Ysaline Bonaventure, Danka Kovinic and Katarina Zavatska. Her semifinal match only took 75 minutes and she lost only ten points in the first set.

In 2016, the Romanian triumphed on the Luxembourg land, after an authoritarian final win with a weakened Petra Kvitova. In the most recent of them, she came across a countrymen, much younger Gabriela Ruse, whom she eliminated quite lightly, defeating her in a minimum of sets, score 6-1 / 6-1. Prior to this match, Niculescu played three qualifying rounds at the WTA Luxembourg. Monica Niculescu (# 111 WTA, 32 years) does not have many titles in the record, but one of them was won right here in Luxembourg. However, since then, Monica has failed to match her performance, leaving the tournament since the first tour, both in 2017 and 2016.

H2H Alison Van Uytvanck vs. Monica Niculescu | Luxembourg prediction, odds, preview

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Van Uytvanck will look for her fourth WTA title on Saturday. She had played five hard court tournaments post-Wimbledon and only won three matches before the Tashkent Open. The Belgian plays a very flat, hard ball and therefore lacks any real consistency in her shots and her results. All the previous tournaments she won were played indoors, including the Hungarian Ladies Open in Budapest earlier this year.

Romanca uses the reverie slice quite well, the shot that became his signature. Alison plays a force game, based on speed runs, and her style will put Monica in big trouble. However, he makes quite a lot of mistakes at work and I think the Belgian could speculate here. I expect a balanced duel, but I think the difference in experience and level will say the word, so I recommend the victory of the favorite this time. At the same time, however, Van Uytvanck is a heavy player, with a rather precarious move.