Pavlyuchenkova vs Fernandez: prediction for the WTA Rome match
Since the start of 2022 season Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova played only four matches. Russian player has reached the third round of Australian Open and after that she returned to the court only on April 29, at Madrid tournament. However, there was a reason of such a long pause. Pavlyuchenkova had a knee surgery and needed some time to recover.
It was hard to expect a successful performance from Anastasia at Madrid. She was defeated by Sorribes Tormo in the first round, but managed to win one set (3:6, 6:2, 3:6). Pavlyuchenkova don't have any major achievements in Rome - out of three latest tournaments here she went past the first round only once.
In the current season Leylah is trying to secure a Top-20 position. She is currently 20th WTA player. 19-year old Canadian player has won a title at Monterrey.
Fernandez is not so comfortable on clay courts. One week ago, she narrowly beat Petkovic at Madrid (6:1, 1:6, 6:4) only to be eliminated by Teichmann (4:6, 4:6) in the next round. Fernandez performed at the Italian capital twice, but was unable to get past qualification.
This bet won in all of Pavlyuchenkova's matches this year
This bet won in three of five latest matches of Fernandez
Pavlyuchenkova's performance at Madrid proved that she is still in a poor form. She needs some time to return to fitness. We believe that Canadian player will record a victory here.
Our prediction - Fernandez to win
Fernandez played three matches on clay since the start of the season. In two of them a set exchange took place. Pavlyuchenkova managed to put up a fight to Sorribes Tormo at Madrid, so she should be able to do the same in the match against Fernandez at Rome.
Our second bet is on total over 20 games