Starting at 02:00, we have the final of the Hobart tournament. Buzarnescu – Mertens is a final surprise, but both players practice a fabulous tennis.
Mihaela Buzarnescu is a Romanian athlete, currently occupying the 57th WTA. The most important performances are in 2004, when she won the European championship and the national junior championship. In 2006, she also won the US Open at doubles, taking a pair with Olaru.
She raised her level of play only at the age of 28 when she managed to win a series of matches with players who had the level of play much over her. This year, she won 4 matches at this Hobart tournament without losing the set. Also, the players she has defeated are players with experience in the circuit. Since the first match, I really thought about betting on her daily because I know her potential very well. The level of play she is practicing is very high, because her kicks are strong, but at the same time have an effect that disturbs the opponent. It also has a safe game that gives you the feeling that you can not lose any points.
Elise Mertens is a young Belgian player, and most of the Belgians are hoping for her. At this point, she occupies the 36th WTA position, being close to her best position in 2015 when she was ranked 35th. Last year she won this Hobart tournament without losing any set, and this shows she feels very well on the Australian surface. She also won the Istanbul tournament in 2017. This year in Hobart, Mertens won 3 matches, and one of them has been given the Monica Niculescu abandonment. Surely this finals will be a lot more difficult for the Belgian, because it meets a very strong opponent, who is very good at rallies.
Keep in mind that in this game everything will be balanced, but with a plus for Mihaela Buzarnescu. My bet for the Buzarnescu – Mertens match is below.
Prediction: Buzarnescu wins at least one set, odds 1.48
Stake: 8 units