WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai, Group Stage – Prediction
?? (1) Daria Kasatkina vs. ?? (6) Madison Keys
An extreme contrast in styles will be on display as Daria Kasatkina takes on Madison Keys in Zhuhai. Kasatkina got off to a winning start on Tuesday whilst Keys will be playing her first match of the week. If Kasatkina wins this she will top the group and advance to the semi-finals.
I’m going to give Keys the benefit of the doubt here. In theory, this is a match-up that Keys should dominate in. Keys holds a 3-0 head-to-head record over Kasatkina, all of those wins were on a hard court. Keys has all the weapons to punish Kasatkina. Kasatkina’s serve sits up for Keys to smash because of the height of Keys and the kick on the Kasatkina serve, this should be a huge problem for Kasatkina. Keys may be rusty but she still should pull through.