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The Birmingham Open 2023 kicks off with a first-round clash between Marie Bouzkova and Bernarda Pera. Expect a hard-fought battle as these talented athletes battle it out to progress to the next round. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Marie Bouzkova vs Bernarda Pera – Match Predictions
Marie Bouzkova to Win
Bouzkova enters the match with a strong opportunity to claim victory. Having faced difficulties on the red clay surface, Bouzkova now shifts her focus to the fast-paced grass courts, where she has a chance to shine. Pera has shown a lack of preference for playing on grass and has accumulated a losing record of 7-10 since her debut in 2014. Considering Pera’s discomfort on this surface and Bouzkova’s solid performance that saw her reach the quarter-finals in last year’s Wimbledon Open, we have confidence in the Czech player’s abilities and predict her to emerge triumphant in this duel.
Under 22.5 Games
When it comes to the number of games played, we anticipate the total to stay under 22.5. In her most recent appearance on the grass court, Bouzkova reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon 2022. Pera, on the other hand, faced an early exit from the competition, being eliminated in the first round by Anett Kontaveit in just 19 games. Interestingly, Pera’s previous outing on the grass court was a year prior. Considering Pera’s limited exposure to grass courts and Bouzkova’s ability to dominate with her powerful serves, we anticipate a relatively short and concise match between these two talented players. As a result, we believe that the total number of games played will remain under 22.5.
Marie Bouzkova vs Bernarda Pera Preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Birmingham Open.
Bouzkova experienced her second early exit in a Grand Slam tournament this season, losing in the first round to Wang Xinyu at Roland-Garros. Out of the 11 main draw appearances she has made this year, the Czech player has been defeated in the opening round six times. Moreover, with just six match wins so far, with her best performance being a fourth-round finish in Rome, she will be looking to improve on her outings. These recent setbacks have cast a showdown on Bouzkova’s 2022 campaign that saw her finishing in the top 25.
Pera has made significant progress in her tennis career and has recently entered the top 30 rankings. She had a promising clay-court swing, reaching the quarterfinals in Strasbourg and making her best-ever performance in a Grand Slam event by reaching the fourth round at Roland-Garros. This has seen her ranking improve by more than 100 places since July 2022, when she was ranked 130th. She now looks forward to competing in grass events, where she has struggled to get best with a grand total of seven wins on the surface, with just one of these coming in the main draw.
Marie Bouzkova vs Bernarda Pera Head to Head
Bouzkova and Pera face off for the first time, bringing an exciting clash of talent to the Edgbaston Priory Club.
Marie Bouzkova vs Bernarda Pera Match Details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 12:30 GMT on 19 June.
- Who is the top seed of the Birmingham Open? Barbora Krejcikova is the top seed at Birmingham Open.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Edgbaston Priory Club.
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