Veronika Kudermetova vs Qinwen Zheng Prediction and Odds: Italian Open 2023

The round of 16 brings us a matchup between two players who have been rock solid so far at the Italian Open. None of them was among the favorites to win at the start of the tournament and whoever wins this one will play Kalinina or Haddad Maia in the next round.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Veronika Kudermetova vs Qinwen Zheng – Match Predictions

The only time these two played against each other it was a fight until the last breath and the same is expected in this match as well.

Veronika Kudermetova to win

Kudermetova is having a solid season and is one of the ‘dark horse’ candidates to go deep in this tournament. Going against Zheng will not be easy but the Russian is in perfect form and the 20-year-old Zheng will not be able to provide the needed energy to beat Kudermetova.

Over 21.5 games

Both players are aware that this may be the breakthrough tournament for them and will leave everything they have on the court. Both proved that they are in top shape in the previous two matches and this will be a long fight that will probably go into the third set.

Veronika Kudermetova vs Qinwen Zheng Preview

Both players have gone deep in the tournament and see this as a major opportunity for their best result at the Masters series tournaments.

Veronika Kudermetova

Kudermetova is 12th in the world and her best rankings was at No. 9. The Russian is 17-10 for the season and 7-3 on clay. She played very well in the previous three rounds going past Marie Bouzkova, Anastasia Potapova and Nuria Diaz Parrizas. Kudermetova is having a solid season and already made it to three semifinals. In Adelaide she withdrew from the match against Belinda Bencic and lost to Iga Swiatek in Doha and Madrid, last week. This is the second time for Kudermetova to make it to the round of 16 in Rome after she reached the same phase in 2021.

Qinwen Zheng

Zheng currently has the best ranking of her career sitting in 21st spot in the WTA rankings. The Chinese is 16-8 for the season and 5-2 on clay. She has been very solid in the previous three rounds losing only one set in the third round against Xiyu Wang. In the first two matches he won in straight sets against Alize Cornet and Anna Bondar. Zhang’s best result this season was reaching the semifinals in Abu Dhabi where she lost to Ludmilla Samsonova.

Veronika Kudermetova vs Qinwen Zheng Head to Head

Zheng won the only previous match between these two players. It was last year in Tokyo when the Chinese won 5-7, 6-3, 7-6.

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Foto IPP/Cavaliere Emiliano. Roma 10/05/2022 Tennis Internazionali d’Italia 2022. Nella foto: panoramiche sul centrale. Italy Photo Press – World Copyright Photo by Icon Sport

Veronika Kudermetova vs Qinwen Zheng Match Details

  • Date and Time: The match will start on Tuesday, May 16 at 13:00
  • Venue: The match will be played on Centre Court in Rome
  • Where to watch the match in UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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