?? Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, R1 Prediction
?? (Q) Sara Errani vs ?? (Q) Lesia Tsurenko
I’m going to give the edge to Errani here. For some reason Errani seems to enjoy playing in Dubai. Errani is a former champion in Dubai having won the title in 2016 and was a runner-up at the event in 2013. Errani and Tsurenko both came through the qualifying draw, where they both won 3 matches to reach the main draw. Both had notable victories yesterday, Errani came from 1-4 down in the deciding set to beat Aryna Sabalenka whilst Tsurenko thrashed Zarina Diyas. I think Errani is the more reliable player and the tougher of the two, both physically and mentally. Errani is in great shape right now and is really determined, I don’t think Tsurenko will be strong enough to get past the Italian. Errani will outlast Tsurenko in extended rallies more often than not and there will be a lot of those in this match-up.