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Mandlik failed just short of qualifying for the main draw at the US Open but she kept playing well and has a real chance to go deep at the Japan Open. In the second round in Osaka, the 22-year-old will face the veteran Rebecca Marino. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Our favourite Elizabeth Mandlik vs Rebecca Marino predictions
Both players are under the Top 100 on the WTA rankings but the difference is that the younger Mandlik is on the rise while Marino is past her prime.
Elizabeth Mandlik to win @ 9/10 (1.90)
Mandlik is having a decent season but the feeling is that she has been one win away from calling it a breakthrough season. She has made it to the main draw in Osaka and has a real chance to go deep in the tournament. She will face her fellow American Rebecca Marino who is much more experienced but her current form is questionable. The youngster will find a way to set the tone early in the match which will eventually lead her to victory.
Under 22.5 games @ 4/5 (1.90)
Rebecca Marino is still playing decent tennis but she hasn’t won two consecutive matches on the WTA tour since April. Mandlik is on the rise and she looks confident to cruise past Marino and win this match quite quickly in straight sets.
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Can the qualifier move on to the quarterfinals?
Mandlik has a chance to make her biggest result this season and in order to do that, she will have to go past the experienced Marino.
Mandlik is currently 167th in the WTA rankings and she has never been higher than the 97th place. The 22-year-old is 27-24 for the season and 10-12 on hard surface.
The American is coming off a 7-5, 6-2 win over Diane Parry in the first round of the main draw after she defeated Haruka Kaji and Ya-Yi Yang in the qualifiers.
Mandlik failed to make it to the main draw at the US Open losing to Na-Lae Han in the third qualifying round.
Her best result this season is the final in Reus where she lost to Sorana Cirstea and the quarterfinals in Nottingham where she failed to another veteran, Alize Cornet.
Marino is currently 129th in the world and her career high as No. 38. The 32-year-old is 18-23 for the season and 14-14 on hard surface.
In the opening round at the Japan Open, Marino defeated Nao Hibino 6-3, 6-4. That was her first win after three straight losses.
Marino’s best results this season was the semifinal in Grandby where she lost to Katherine Sebov and the quarterfinals in Birmingham where she failed to Lin Zhu.
Mandlik vs Marino head to head
This will be the first match between Mandlik and Marino.
Key match details
- Venue: Center Court
- Date & time: 14th of September, TBD
- Where to watch in UK: Amazon Prime
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