Vekic, Donna v Rybarikova, Magdalena 31/12 06:30
TENNIS Brisbane International Women-19Kick Off: 31/12/2018 06:30
"Donaa to blitz Rybarikov"
Donna Vekic is from Croatia, aged 22 and at her highest rank of 34th in the world. She had a good 2018 under coach Torben Beltz who previously coached Kerber. Vekic plays her best tennis on hard courts and has played this tournament just once before in 2017, when she lost in the first round. She had a good grass court season in 2018, winning 3 matches in Nottingham and Wimbledon where she beat Stephens in the first round. Her good form continued in Washington in August, where she made the final, losing to Kuznetsova in a close match. In September she reached the semi in Tokyo, having beaten 3 good players in previous rounds: Stephens, Konta and Garcia.
Magdalena Rybarikova is from Slovakia, aged 30 and ranked 48th in the world. She has been ranked as high as 17th which she achieved in March of last year. Her best surface is grass, on which her strong serve helps her as well as her volleying ability. She did not fare well on hard courts in 2018, winning only 8 matches from 20. She is on a losing run at the moment of 6 matches, retiring in Seoul in September.
Info: Brisbane, Australia - hard courts.
Head to Head: Rybarikova leads 2-1, but they havent played since Sydney in 2016.
Summary: Value for Vekic at 1.60.
1.60 Vekic v Rybarikova 2.62