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Madison Keys vs Linda Fruhvirtova Prediction and Odds: Eastbourne International 2023

Brace yourselves for a captivating showdown at the Eastbourne International as Madison Keys squares off against Linda Fruhvirtova in the opening round. Both players will be putting it all on the line after distasteful defeats in different circumstances. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Madison Keys vs Linda Fruhvirtova – Match Predictions

Linda Fruhvirtova to Win

It would have been difficult to bet against Keys but the task is made easier given her rival’s recent performances. Fruhvirtova recently reached the quarter-finals of the Birmingham Open and is preparing to play her sixth match on the grass while Keys is readying for her first. The American struggled to adapt in Europe and the switch from clay to grass can pose problems. Given Fruhvirtova’s recent good form and Key’s inactivity on grass, we are backing a win for the young Czech star.

Under 21.5 Games

The last three matches involved Keys have been long-drawn affairs, each seeing three sets and over 21.5 games. We do not expect a similar result on her adventures in the grass. The matches are shorter with little room for mistakes. With Fruhvirtova’s five matches on grass finishing with Under 21.5 Games and in straight sets, we expect a short fixture where the winner is found out without going into extra time.

Madison Keys vs Linda Fruhvirtova Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Eastbourne International.

Madison Keys

Madison Keys recently competed in her first two European tournaments of the season, but unfortunately, she couldn’t find much success. She faced defeats against Anhelina Kalinina in Rome and Kayla Day in Roland-Garros, limiting her to only one win. Over the past six months, Keys has reached the quarterfinals at best, with her best performances in Dubai and Charleston. Last year, she made a comeback to Eastbourne after six years but had to retire in the third round due to an abdominal injury. Nonetheless, Keys has a strong history on grass courts, having won two titles, including one at Eastbourne in 2012 by defeating Angelique Kerber.

Linda Fruhvirtova

Before Birmingham, Fruhvirtova was on a four-match losing streak and had only secured five main draw wins since her fourth-round performance at the Australian Open. Furthermore, she is yet to claim her first main draw win on grass. Moreover, Linda faced a setback in the final qualifying round, losing to Wang Xiyu. However, she was fortunate to continue in the tournament as a lucky loser. The young teenager recently had an impressive run at Birmingham, where she defeated Elina Svitolina and Bernarda Pera in straight sets to reach her first quarterfinal since her title win in Chennai in September.

Madison Keys vs Linda Fruhvirtova Head to Head

This is the first meeting between Madison Keys and Linda Fruhvirtova on the WTA tour.

Madison Keys vs Linda Fruhvirtova Match Details

Eastbourne
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 16:00 GMT on 26 June.
  • Who is the top seed of the Eastbourne International? Aryna Sabalenka¬†is the top seed at Eastbourne International.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Devonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club.


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