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All eyes will be on Center Court as Donna Vekic and Storm Hunter go toe-to-toe with each other on Tuesday. Which of these players will be left standing at the end of this match?
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Donna Vekic vs Storm Hunter – Match Predictions
As both players set their sights on a place in the second round of this tournament, these are our predictions and tips for this match
Donna Vekic to Win in Straight Sets
It’s important to point out that Donna Vekic is the top seeded player in this tournament; she just participated in the Hopman Cup, where she had four wins in five matches, helping her country win the title for the second time in history. While Vekic hasn’t particularly been the most consistent player on the WTA Tour, she has fared a lot better than today’s opponent.
As a matter of fact, Storm Hunter has played just six matches in WTA level events, (excluding qualifying rounds) and she lost five of those matches. While she has managed to string up some wins in the qualifying rounds of WTA tournaments, the Australian tends to fall short in the main draw. Given that Hunter has enjoyed more success in doubles than she has in singles, coupled with the fact that she lost her only other encounter with Vekic in straight sets, we are fairly confident that Donna Vekic will take this in two sets.
Next, let’s take a look at the ‘total sets’ market. It may interest you to know that these players have been involved in a lot of two-setters in recent months. On one hand, eight of Donna Vekic’s last nine matches ended in minimum sets. Likewise, four of Storm Hunter’s last five singles matches were two-setters. We’ve established that the only other encounter between these players ended in minimum sets; for this reason, we believe that today’s match will end in two sets.
Donna Vekic vs Storm Hunter Preview
We’ve sorted out our Donna Vekic vs Storm Hunter predictions, let’s see how both players fared in the weeks leading up to this competition.
Donna Vekic had a fairly decent run during the grass court swing, reaching the final of the Berlin Open. She also helped her country win the Hopman Cup last week. The Croatian player is the top seeded player in this competition, and she’ll set her sights on her second WTA title of the year.
Although Storm Hunter played in the Wimbledon doubles final just this month, she has struggled to find her stride in singles matches. The Australian lost five of six WTA main draw matches in 2023, with most of her wins coming in the qualifying rounds, and also in ITF events. This will be a tricky fixture for Hunter, as she takes on number 1 seed Donna Vekic; it’ll be interesting to see how she matches up against the Croatian player.
Donna Vekic vs Storm Hunter Head to Head
This will be the second encounter between these players. Donna Vekic and Storm Hunter previously met at the Eastbourne ITF event in 2016, and the Croatian player won that match in straight sets.
Donna Vekic vs Storm Hunter Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Tuesday, July 25, not before 14:10 BST.
- On which court will this match be played? The Vekic vs Hunter match takes place at the Hamburg Open’s Center Court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? At 3/10 (1.30), Donna Vekic is the favourite to win today’s match.
- Who won the last time these players met? Donna Vekic won the last meeting between these players in straight sets.
- Where can I watch the Hamburg Open live on TV? If you live in the United Kingdom, you can catch all the action live on Amazon Prime video.
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