Shuai Zhang v Jana Fett Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for WTA Birmingham Classic 2022: Zhang to Show Her Grass Court Prowess

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World no. 54, and the number eight seed, Shuai Zhang  of China, will take on Jana Fett of Croatia, the world number 262, in the first round of the 2022 WTA Birmingham Classic on Tuesday, June 14. Get the live streaming options of this Shuai Zhang  v Jana Fett match along with its preview, head-to-head, and tips here.

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Shuai Zhang v Jana Fett Head to Head

The pair have never played each other before. This will be the first match between the 33-year old Chinese woman, and the Croatian, who is eight years younger.

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Grass Holds No Fears for Zhang

Zhang is one of the most experienced of the Chinese players currently on the WTA tour, and arguably the most successful, winning two Grand Slam doubles titles with partner Samantha Stosur.

And singles-wise, she won her third WTA title earlier this year – and her first outside China – when she beat Dayan Yastrenmska of Ukraine in Lyon on hard courts.

Grass holds no fears for her. Last year she finished runner-up to the now retired Johanna Konta in Nottingham and, in 2019, she reached the quarter-finals in Wimbledon, matching her best result in a Grand Slam singles event.

Last week in Nottingham she reached the quarter-finals before losing to the Czech player Tereza Martincova.

Croatian Qualifier Fett

Croatian qualifier Fett plays most of her tennis in the ITF tour, where, in April, she reached her first final in three years, when she lost on the hard courts of Nottingham.

Her last success at that level came back in November, 2015 in Japan.

2018 saw her qualify for a Grand Slam for the first time and she went on to reach the second round of the Australian Open. Later that year she also qualified for Wimbledon, but lost in the first round.

She has not appeared in the main draw of a Grand Slam since.

However, she has earned her shot against Zhang after coming through two qualifying matches. First she beat Catherine Harrison of the USA, the world 259, in straight sets.

And then she claimed the scalp of the Serbian Aleksandra Krunic, ranked nearly 160 places higher in the world, again defeating her without dropping a set.

Zhang v Fett Prediction and Tip

Although Fett will relish her chance to appear in the main draw of a WTA tournament, Zhang is an experienced player who has proved in the past her ability to play on grass. It would be a turn up for the books if Fett were to win this encounter.

Tip: Zhang to win in straight sets: 8/11 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2022 WTA Birmingham will be played from June 13 to 19. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

About Andy Dalziel 1550 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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