Bencic vs Alexandrova: what are Ekaterina's chances?
On June 18, Belinda Benchich and Ekaterina Aleksandrova will determine, who will advance to the semifinal of the Berlin Open. We have prepared a prediction for this match, which you can find below.
Belinda Bencic did not have a very successful clay part of the season. The Swiss tennis player had a decent run at the tournament in Madrid, where she managed to reach the quarterfinals, but that's it. At Roland Garros, Belinda lost in the second round to Daria Kasatkina (2-6, 2-6).
The transition from clay to grass was successful for Bencic. She first outplayed Niemeier with some problems (4-6, 6-4, 7-5). In the second round, Belinda dealt with Martich much more confidently (6-3, 6-4).
Ekaterina Aleksandrova has not shown stable results throughout the season. The Russian managed to play in more than three rounds at one tournament only one time this season - she reached the semifinals of the tournament in Melbourne.
It is worth mentioning that Ekaterina has been very confident on fast courts throughout her career. The transition to grass this year turned out to be more than successful for her. First, she outplayed her compatriot Kalinskaya (6-3, 6-2), then defeated Svitolina (6-4, 7-5).
In four of Alexandrova's last five matches, less than 9.5 games have been played in the second set.
In two out of three head-to-head matches, more games were played in the first set than in the second.
In the upcoming match, we will see a confrontation of the tennis players who know each other very well. Benchich and Alexandrova have played each other three times. The Russian tennis player won against Belinda on grass, and this year on clay in Stuttgart. We believe that in Berlin, Ekaterina has all the chances to win.
Our prediction is Alexandrova to win.
In the head-to-head match on grass, Ekaterina needed three sets to win. We are looking forward to a bitter struggle this time again.
Second bet - total over 21 games