Magda Linette v Varvara Gracheva Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for WTA Strasbourg Open 2022: Polish Seed Starts the Favourite

Magda Linette v Varvara Gracheva Live Streaming, Prediction
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World no. 54, and the number eight seed, Magda Linette of Poland, will take on Varvara Gracheva, the world number 72, in the first round of the 2022 WTA Strasbourg Open on Monday, May 16. Get the live streaming options of this Magda Linette v Varvara Gracheva match along with its preview, head-to-head, and tips here.

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Magda Linette v Varvara Gracheva Head to Head

The pair have never played each other before. This will be the first match between the 50 year old Pole, and Gracheva, who is nine years younger.

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Charleston Quarter-Finalist Linette

Whilst Iga Świątek continues to grab all the headlines for Polish women’s tennis, Linette keeps plugging away on the tour, and will be looking to find some form ahead of the French Open, where she reached the semi-finals of the doubles last year, by far her best result at any Grand Slam.

It has now been two years since she won the last of her two senior singles titles in Thailand, but she might take encouragement from her performance on the clay of Charleston last month, where she reached the quarter-finals.

Since then, and, after failing to qualify for Madrid, she has largely concentrated her efforts on the Challenger tour, reaching another quarter-final in Saint Malo, and reaching the second round in Paris last week.

Gracheva Took Madrid Winner to Three Sets

Gracheva’s clay court credentials can be seen from her days on the ITF tour, where she reached nine finals on the surface and won seven of them.

She has yet to translate that form to the senior tour, although she did reach the third round of the French Open last year.

Results for her have been mixed so far this season which has been spent alternating between the WTA and ITF tours.

Since the switch to clay she reached the second round in Istanbul, and again in Madrid, having come through qualifying. There she took Ons Jabeur, who would go on to win the event, to three sets in a tight match.

Like Linette she entered the tournament in Paris last week and went one round further, exiting at the quarter-final stage.

Linette v Gracheva Prediction and Tip

Courtesy of her seeding and higher world ranking, Linette will start the favourite, but it is unlikely to be plain sailing for the Pole against Gracheva.

Tip: Linette to win: 9/11 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2022 WTA Strasbourg Open will be played from May 16 to 21. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

About Andy Dalziel 1502 Articles
Andy is English but a long time resident of Cyprus. When not writing about tennis and other sports, he is also a Chartered Accountant. In his spare moments, he spends more time than is healthy worrying about his beloved Arsenal.

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