Sydney International ??? R2 Prediction
?? Elena Vesnina vs ?? Dominika Cibulkova
I’m going to side with Cibulkova here. I think Cibulkova is the better player and looked extremely good in her opening round match in Sydney. Cibulkova rocketed past Sevastova 6-3 6-1 on Monday, an impressive win given Sevastova played well in Brisbane where she reached the semi-finals. On a hard court, Cibulkova should have the edge. Cibulkova has a stronger game from the baseline and also has a stronger return of serve which will put a lot of pressure on Vesnina. Vesnina likes to move forward but Cibulkova loves a target at the net and will make it hard for Vesnina to venture forward with her powerful groundstrokes. Expect a motivated Cibulkova to win here.