Kristina Mladenovic vs Lesia Tsurenko, Acapulco QF Prediction

Abierto Mexicano TELCEL, ??? Acapulco QF Prediction
?? (2) Kristina Mladenovic vs. ?? (7) Lesia Tsurenko

I’m going to side with Tsurenko here. This is clearly a good match-up for Tsurenko given she has a 5-1 head-to-head record over Mladenovic and twice defeated Mladenovic in straight sets last year, including a 6-1 7-5 win in the Acapulco final. Tsurenko’s consistency and defensive skills mean she can expose all the weaknesses in the Mladenovic game, especially when the Frenchwoman is slightly off. Mladenovic’s backhand is still a problem as is her vulnerable serve, obvious weaknesses for Tsurenko to target. Whilst Mladenovic has improved her form of late, she is still very vulnerable and not consistent enough to beat Tsurenko. The Ukrainian has the psychological edge in this match-up and I expect to keep her title defense alive here.

Prediction: Lesia Tsurenko to defeat Kristina Mladenovic in 2 sets

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