Anastasia Potapova – Clara Burel
Anastasia Potapova faces Clara Burel in a match from the 1/4-finals of the Lyon Open. Stay with us and our preview for this game.
Russia’s Anastasia Potapova reached the 1/4-finals in Lyon after a difficult, but sweet 4-6 6-1 6-2 win against Spain’s Marina Bassols Ribera. The Russian player lost the first set against Bassols Ribera, but in the next two she showed her dominance on the court. In the matter of two sets, Potapova lost just three games and proved she’s the better player for the day.
The 21-years old Potapova is playing for her second WTA title in her career. She’s currently №43 in the rankings. Despite her young age, she could be one of the contenders in Lyon this year.
Clara Burel needed just two sets to reach the 1/4-finals at the Lyon Open. The French player faced Romania’s Ana Bogdan in the previous round. She achieved a 7-5 6-4 win. Although Bogdan looked competitive in action, Burel found a way to win both sets.
Just like Anastasia Potapova, Clara Burel is only 21-years old. She’s aiming to win the first WTA title in her career as a professional player. She’s currently 131st in the world so she’s obviously the underdog against the Russian.
This is going to be the first WTA match between Anastasia Potapova and Clara Burel. Potapova is the favorite because of her higher ranking, but Burel will have the support of the crowd. Let’s see if this is going to help her here.
That’s our preview for the Lyon Open 1/4-finals clash between Anastasia Potapova and Clara Burel. One of these two young 21-years old women will reach the 1/2-finals of the competition. Most experts expect Potapova to win this match, but keep an eye on Burel – she could cause some kind of an upset here.