Xinyu Wang vs Lin Zhu prediction and odds: Japan Open 2023

Xinyu Wang vs Lin Zhu prediction and odds: Japan Open 2023
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Both players were pretty confident in the previous matches in Osaka. This is a major opportunity for both of them to reach the final and play for the title. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Our favourite Xinyu Wang vs Lin Zhu predictions

Both players are under the Top 30 in the WTA rankings and this may be the tournament that will launch them among the best players on the tour.

Lin Zhu to win @ 9/10 (1.90)

Both players are very close on the WTA rankings but if we look at their head to head matches. Zhu has been pretty dominant and already beat Wang this year. The both had quite easy way to the semifinals in Osaka which speaks that Wang is also in good form. Still. Zhu knows how to play against Wang and this will be another easy win for her.

Under 21.5 games @ 4/5 (1.90)

Wang has never won a set against Zhu and that fact will probably remain after this match as well. Zhu is playing on top of her game and Wang will stand no chance once again against her fellow compatriot.

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.

Can Wang finally win a set against Zhu?

Both players know each other very well since they have played twice and both are coming from China. Given the odds, it looks like both players have equal chances of winning, but actually, Wang has never won a set before against Zhu.

Xinyu Wang

Wang is enjoying her highest career ranking sitting in 39th place in the world. The 21-year-old is 34-20 for the season and 29-13 on hard surface.

In the quarterfinal, Wang defeated Yulia Putintseva 7-6, 6-7, 6-3 to advance to the semis. Previously, things were much easier for her defeating Himeno Sakatsume 6-4, 6-2 and Jil Belen Teichmann 7-6, 6-3.

A month ago, Wang won the title in Landisville defeating Madison Brangle in the final. Other than the title, Wang reached the semifinal in Hua Hin and the quarterfinals in Hobart, Irapuato and Cleveland.

Lin Zhu

Zhu is currently 35th in the rankings, two spots lower than her career high. The 29-year-old is 26-18 for the season and 22-13 on hard surface.

In the quarterfinal, Zhu defeated Elizabeth Mandlik 6-3, 6-2. Previously, she went past Moyuka Uchijima 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 and Xiju Wang 6-4, 6-4.

Zhu has also won one title this year, lifting the trophy in Hua Hin after a win over Ludmila Tsurenko. Besides that, Zhu reached the semifinal in Birmingham, Cleveland and Monterrey.

Wang vs Zhu head to head

Zhu won both of the previous matches against Wang. Earlier this year, in the semifinal in Hua Hin, Zhu won 6-2, 6-4. In 2019, in the first round of the US Open, it was a similar score – 6-3, 6-4.

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