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Sparks will fly as Katie Swan and Cristina Bucsa draw swords on Wednesday. Interestingly, both players had to go through the qualifying rounds in order to reach this tournament. That said, which of these players will come out on top after this match?
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Katie Swan vs Cristina Bucsa – Match Predictions
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Katie Swan to Reign Supreme
Neither of these players has impressed so far this year. To be fair, Cristina Bucsa put up some impressive results at the Australian Open, reaching the third round before falling in straight sets to Iga Swiatek. However, that was actually the only time she made it past the first round of a competition this year. As a matter of fact, this is the second time that Bucsa made it through the qualifying rounds of any tournament in 2023.
Likewise, Katie Swan has struggled to find her form this season. Barring the United Cup in January, this will be her first match in a WTA level tournament this year. It’s important to point out, however, that Swan tends to play well against Bucsa. These players met twice in the past, and the Brit won both encounters in straight sets. For this reason, we’re backing Katie Swan to win this match.
Under 21.5 Total Games
We’ve established that the previous two meetings between these players ended in straight sets. It’s also fair to note that both players have been involved in a lot of one-sided contests recently. In fact, four of Katie Swan’s last five matches ended in straight sets; all of Cristina Bucsa’s last three matches too. On that note, we are fairly confident that this match will end in two sets, and it will go under 21.5 games.
Katie Swan vs Cristina Bucsa Preview
Next, let’s see how these players have fared so far this year.
Katie Swan breezed past Leolia Jeanjean and Dalma Galfi in straight sets, booking a spot at this year’s Indian Wells Open. This is actually the first time she’s made it through the qualifying rounds of any tournament this year. Swan will take on a fellow qualifier in Cristina Bucsa; she’ll hope to make it three wins in as many matches against the Spaniard.
Like Katie Swan, Cristina Bucsa hasn’t fared too well this year. She qualified for the main draw of a WTA tournament for the second time this year. Bucsa will set her sights on a place in the second round of this competition. Can she end her losing run against Swan today?
Katie Swan vs Cristina Bucsa Head to Head
These players squared off against each other twice in the past, with Katie Swan coming out on top on both occasions.
- 09/05/18 Swan won 2-0 (ITF Monzon, Clay)
- 25/09/15 Swan won 2-0 (ITF Madrid, Clay)
Katie Swan vs Cristina Bucsa Match Details
- Where will this match take place? Swan vs Bucsa kicks off at the Indian Wells Open’s Stadium 8.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on outdoor hard court.
- Who is the bookies’ favourite ahead of this match? Katie Swan is slightly favoured to win this match.