Elina Svitolina is a Ukrainian 22-year-old player that is currently 4th in the WTA Rankings.
This Ukrainian player has had an impressive rise and is now one of the best players in the circuit. She plays well in every surface and plays at a really strong level.
This year she already won WTA Taipei, WTA Dubai, WTA Istanbul and lastly Masters Roma and Masters Toronto. Svitolina is very strong and she no longer has points to defend here, since she got knocked out in the 3rd round last year on this US Open.
Here she started off with a win in 3 sets over Katerina Siniakova. She was close to winning in straight sets, because she was winning in the 2nd set tiebreak when the match was interrupted due to rain, but then when the match resumed in the next day.
She started off poorly and eventually lost that 2nd set. However, no harm was done and she was able to take the deciding set. On the 2nd round she faced Rodina, and she won in straight sets 6-4 6-4.
Shelby Rogers is a North-American 24-year-old player that is currently in the 62nd spot of the WTA Rankings. Rogers is a player that likes to hit the ball hard, from the baseline.
She plays at an interesting level, but unfortunately she is too inconsistent and commits too many unforced errors. This year she has been having some good results, with the highlight being her win over Simona Halep on the Australian Open.
Rogers only got to the 2nd round of this tournament last season but this time she is already in the 3rd round, after beating Kayla Day in 3 sets and Daria Gavrilova, also in 3 sets, confirming her win in the tie-break of that deciding set.
Elina Svitolina vs Shelby Rogers – Betting Tip and Prediction:
Head to head: 2-0 Svitolina
Svitolina has always beaten Rogers, but in 3 sets on both occasions. Last time they met was at the WTA Brisbane at the beginning of the season.
Here the American will play at home, so she should have the fans on her side, but Svitolina is a title contender in this tournament, especially due to the level she is presenting and due to her brilliant career.
She is a world-class player and she can exit this tournament not only with a Grand Slam win but also in the lead of the WTA Rankings.
For now, she will only have to think about this match and I believe that she will be able to win in straight sets against the American, even because I believe that she has been playing better and better over the course of this tournament.
PREDICTION AND BETTING TIP
|Elina Svitolina to win 2-0||