Kasatkina vs Badosa: prediction for the WTA San Jose match
Kasatkina managed to beat some strong opponents at San Jose. In the first round Daria recorded a victory over the Wimbledon champion, Elena Rybakina (1:6, 6:2, 6:0).
After that, Russian player managed to beat Taylor Townsend (6:4, 6:0) and Aryna Sabalenka (4:6, 7:5, 6:0). Daria reached the final at San Jose in the previous season, so she is defending a significant amount of ranking points here. Last year, she lost the final match to Danielle Collins (3:6, 7:6, 1:6).
On her way to the final Badosa defeated Elizabeth Mandlik (6:2, 5:7, 7:6) and Cori Gauff (7:6, 6:2). Spanish player has already won one trophy in the current season.
At the start of the year she has won the Sydney tournament, beating Barbora Krejcikova in the final (6:3, 4:6, 7:6). Badosa also reached the semifinals at Indian Wells and also reached the same stage at the clay tournament in Stuttgart.
In five latest matches of Kasatkina no tiebreaks were played
In three of five latest Badosa's matches no more than nine games were played in the first set
Badosa easily won the only head-to-head match against Kasatkina on hard surface. That fixture took place at the Sydney tournament in the beginning of the year and Paula lost only four games to Daria. We offer to place a bet on Badosa.
Our prediction - Badosa to win the match
Both head-to-head matches between Kasatkina and Badosa ended in straight sets. We are expecting the same result in the upcoming fixture. Badosa is a favourite of this battle and we think that the Spaniard will defeat her opponent in straight sets, just like at Sydney tournament earlier this year.
Our second bet is on total under 22 games