Zhang - Danilovic
In this match of the quarter finals of WTA tournament in Palermo Shuai Zhang from China will play against Serbian player Olga Danilovic. Shuai Zhang has has tough 2021 season so far. She struggles a lot, prior to Palermo she won only one match on clay in the whole year and lost in seven. In Palermo she won against Bucsa and Di Lorenzo. Both of those are solid players but I think that Danilovic is on another level at the moment.
She won nine matches on clay in 2021 and lost in four. Her form improved a lot in last month or so. In last 12 days she managed to win six matches and lost only in one. She played at WTA Budapest and lost in QF against Galfi. Now she is once again in the Quarter Finals and I think she will win this and get her self into the semis. She is much more aggressive player than Zhang whose games is based on defense and not making a lot of mistakes.
Danilovic is big potential, but in the past when you expect the most of her she does not deliver. She is now older and more experienced and she is playing probably the best tennis of her career at the moment. She is on the mission of getting back into top 100 players.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 23.07. 17:30h