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The Zhengzhou Open is buzzing with anticipation as the talented Qinwen Zheng goes head-to-head with the formidable Maria Sakkari in an exciting second-round clash that promises to be a showcase of emerging talent and seasoned prowess.
Our favourite Qinwen Zheng vs Maria Sakkari – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Qinwen Zheng vs Maria Sakkari – match predictions
- 2 Intriguing battle set to unfold in Zhengzhou as Sakkari faces Challenge from Zheng
- 3 Key match details
Sakkari enters Zhengzhou on the back of a quarter-final finish in Beijing. On the other hand, Zheng got the better of Volodko and will want to extend this run in this second-round extravaganza.
Maria Sakkari to win @ 7/10 (1.70)
Sakkari holds the statistical advantage against Zheng, having two wins against her. The Greek ace got the better of Zheng in straight sets at the Australian Open last year and followed it up with a 2-1 victory in Doha. Sakkari is the top seed at the end and has much better momentum on her side after her quarter-final finish in Beijing, where Zheng stumbled at the first hurdle. As they meet, we are backing the Greek ace to triumph and continue her journey at Zhengzhou.
Over 21.5 Games @ 83/100 (1.83)
Zheng impressed in her straight-set victory over Volodko and will be looking to test Sakkari’s wits in this duel. The Greek ace has the Guadalajara title under her belt recently and got deep in Tokyo and Beijing. Fatigue is catching up with her as was evidenced in her laboured victory over Wang and then the 2-0 defeat to Gauff. We believe Zheng will complicate matters for her and it will be a long duel, one that finishes with over 21.5 games. This was the case in their Doha meeting as well which saw 26 games before its conclusion.
Qinwen Zheng vs Maria Sakkari odds
Qinwen Zheng enters the match with an implied probability of 47.6%, indicating her status as the underdog against the favoured Maria Sakkari, who boasts a higher implied probability of 58.8%.
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.
Intriguing battle set to unfold in Zhengzhou as Sakkari faces Challenge from Zheng
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Qinwen Zheng preview
Qinwen needs to be appreciated for her impressive performances. The Chinese ace has impressed with a third-round exit in Cincinnati, quarter-finals at the US Open and a gold medal at the Asian Games, defeating compatriot Zhu for the top award. Her impressive run came to a conclusion with a first-round exit at the China Open and will be gunning to give a better account of her abilities at Zhengzhou.
Maria Sakkari preview
After finishing runner-up at the Washington Open, Sakkari has been on a roll just like Coco Gauff with minor inconveniences in between. In Montreal and the US Open, she had first-round exits, but that turned things around for Sakkari for the better. She reached the quarter-final in San Diego before going all the way and claiming the WTA 1000 title in Guadalajara. This was followed by a semi-final finish in Tokyo and a quarter-final exit in Beijing.
Qinwen Zheng vs Maria Sakkari head to head
Duels between Qinwen and Maria have gone in one, in favour of the Greek star. The top seed at Zhengzhou defeated Zheng in the 2022 Australian Opena and followed it up by defeating her at Doha 2023.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 11:30 GMT on 11 October.
- What is the prize money for the Zhengzhou Open 2023? The total prize money for Zhengzhou Open 2023 is $780,637.
- Who is the top seed of the Zhengzhou Open? Maria Sakkari is the top seed at Zhengzhou Open 2023.
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