Another Romanian to take part in the first Grand Slam of the Year is Irina Camelia Begu. This will meet her Russian first Ekaterina Makarova in the first round. The race will start at 2:00 am.
Irina Camelia Begu
He is a 27-year-old Romanian player, occupying the 40th WTA position.
Irina started the season at Shenzen where she came to the semifinals where she was defeated in two sets by Simona Halep, and Hobart was defeated in the first round by Monica Niculescu.
Begu is a very high player, which gives him an essential advantage at work, aggressively hits and tries to take the initiative and moves very well in the field.
The 29-year-old Russian woman is currently on WTA’s 22nd position, wishing her re-entry to the top 10 players in the world.
Makarova took off in Sydney where in the first round he managed to make an important victory against Jelena Ostapenko in a minimum of sets, then to lose a minimum of sets in front of Strycovea.
This is an ambitious, aggressive player with a good tactical game, various and powerful kicks, efficient service and good off-road.
Direct meetings between Begu and Makarova
The two players were in the 4th direct confrontation, the score being 2-1 for the Romani, but it benefited from an abandon of Makarova.
On the hard two, they split their victories, Begu winning in 2014 in Moscow, and Makarova a year later in Washington.
My tip for Begu vs Makarova
It will be a very interesting match between two players with an offensive game style, in which the Russians start as a favorite.
Begu started the year well, playing very offensive, serving efficiently and strongly, moving very well in the field and having a very good moral.
Makarova is a dangerous player because of the qualities he possesses, the aggressive game and the very psyche.
I think we will have a balanced match with many games because the two players do very well on their own