Beginning at 00:30, Kateryna Bondarenko – Vera Lapko is the qualifier match at WTA Indian Wells tournament.
Kateryna Bondarenko is 74th WTA. She is a right-handed player who hits the backhand with both hands. In 2018 has some important victories against some pretty good players. In last challenger at Indian Wells she got to the final, where she lost against Errani. Kateryna won in the first rounds against Rodina (4-6 6-3 6-4), Hogenkamp (6-3 6-0), Wickmayer (6-3 6-3), Tomljanovic (7-5 6-3). In the final with Errani she lost the match in 2 sets. Bondarenko played very well in every match because she likes much surface at Indian Wells. The service came in very well and the technique always helped her to close the points.
Vera Lapko is a Belarusian player who has good results at ITF and Challenger tournaments. In 2018 she does not have good results at WTA because she lost many matches. At the Brisbane tournament, Lapko lost in the first round of qualifying against Yastremska score 0-2. At the Australian Open tournament she lost in qualifying round 2 against Stefanie Voegele. Lapko also did not qualify for the qualification at St. Petersburg. In Budapest she lost in the last round of qualifying against Roberta Vinci.
Kateryna Bondarenko – Vera Lapko: Prediction
Kateryna Bondarenko is the favorite in this match because she has a good morale after getting into the finals of the Indian Wells challenger tournament. Kateryna is adapted to the surface and time zone of the USA. Lapko has not qualified on WTA’s main board this year and does not have a good morale. She has no experience and this is seen in the results. Kateryna is much more technical than Lapko and can win today.
Prediction: Kateryna Bondarenko to win, odds 1.67
Stake: 7 units
Bondarenko - Lapko