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The 2023 Zhengzhou Open kicks off with a bang as two formidable forces of women’s tennis, Petra Martic and Magda Linette, prepare to go head-to-head in a high-stakes first-round battle. With both players holding their own, the court at Zhengzhou promises to be the arena for a captivating duel, where Martic’s resilience meets Linette’s prowess.
Our favourite Petra Martic vs Magda Linette – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Petra Martic vs Magda Linette – match predictions
- 2 Martic vs Linette: A clash to watch in the Zhengzhou Open opener
- 3 Key match details
Martic enters this meeting on the back of a second-round exit in the China Open thanks to Coco Gauff. On the other hand, Linette went one step further, reaching the third round before eventual champion Iga Swiatek ended her run.
Magda Linette to win @ 4/5 (1.80)
Martic does not have a winning momentum on her hands, getting early wins before exiting events at the hands of much more established rivals. On the other hand, Linette has been much more assured, and we are backing her to triumph in this meeting. The Polish ace reached the final in Guangzhou and the third in the China Open. She also boasts a 3-0 record against Martic in h2h battles.
Over 21.5 Games @ 3/4 (1.75)
Two of the three duels between Martic and Linette have been three-set events. However, at each time of asking, over 21.5 games were played, our selection for this duel as well. This is further backed by Martic’s last two matches, which have been three-set affairs and saw over 21.5 games to find a conclusion. Linette’s last win in a completed match also saw this being realized as she overcame Victoria Azarenka in 27 games.
Petra Martic vs Magda Linette odds
In the first round of the Zhengzhou Open, Petra Martic faces off against the favourite, Magda Linette, who holds a 55.6% implied win probability. Martic, with a 50% implied win probability, is known for her resilience.
The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.
Martic vs Linette: A clash to watch in the Zhengzhou Open opener
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
Petra Martic preview
Martic has been on an indifferent run of form of late. Since getting to the third round at the Championships, she has struggled to get going. A first-round exit in Washington was followed by round-two outings in Montreal, Cincinnati and the US Open. In Beijing, it was the same case as she got past Sorana Cirstea before a tough 2-1 defatt o Coco Gauff.
Magda Linette preview
Linette has struggled to get victories over the top 30 but has shown the tendency to match up with those around her. In Guangzhou and Beijing, it was on full display as she tasted final heartache in the former and a third-round exit in the latter. With the field less dense with top players, she will be eyeing the opportunity to go far in Seoul.
Petra Martic vs Magda Linette head to head
This is the fourth meeting between Petra Martic and Magda Linette on the WTA tour, with the Polish starlet triumphing on each occasion.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 08:00 GMT on 10th October.
- What is the prize money for the Zhengzhou Open 2023? The total prize money for Zhengzhou Open 2023 is $259,303.
- Who is the top seed of the Zhengzhou Open? Maria Sakkari has the top billing at Zhengzhou Open 2023.
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