Tatjana Maria and Ankita Raina will face off in the first round of the Chennai Open. They are slated to compete on Center Court on Tuesday.
Tatjana Maria and Ankita Raina have no head-to-head record because they will be playing each other for the first time on the main tour.
Lets have a look at both of the them and how well they fare in tennis!
Tatjana, ranked no. 85, will begin her run in Chennai after her last match in Bari, where she fell 7-5 6-1 against Brancaccio in the quarterfinals on September 9th.
Maria has a compiled 41-23 win-loss record in 2022, 13-10 on hard.
Her best result of the year was winning the title in in Bogota where she overcame Laura Pigossi in the final 6-3 4-6 6-2.
Talking about her overall career, Maria has an overall 534-412 record. She has a negative 159-161 record on hard.
The German has never competed in this tournament before.
Raina, ranked 326th, will begin her run in Chennai after finishing her last match in the W25 Roehampton, where she fell 7-6(4) 3-6 6-2 against Blake in the first round on August 24th.
Raina has a balanced 23-20 win-loss record in 2022, including a 15-14 record on hard.
Ankita’s best result this season was reaching the final of the W25 Aldershot.
In terms of her career, The Indian has an overall 290-241 record. She has a positive 222-159 record on hard.
The pick for us is Tatjana Maria who should win in 2 sets!
As per the initial odds, Tatjana Maria is the pick to win this match.
Tatjana Maria -> 1.156
Ankita Raina -> 5.35
Pat Cash on who will win the Chennai Open
Pat Cash, who won the All England Club men’s singles title in 1987, is in Chennai for the WTA250 event, where his ward, Qiang Wang of China, is the sixth seed.
The main draw features notable players like as Alison Riske-Amritraj, Tatjana Maria, and Varvara Gracheva. When asked who he believes is the championship favourite, the 57-year-old answered,
“I don’t think there’s any favourite, to be honest. We’ve seen that on the women’s tour that anybody can win a tournament. Literally every, every person that’s in the tournament can win. Regularly, through the last couple of years of 2-3 years of Grand Slams, it’s almost impossible to pick (a favourite) and that’s what makes it exciting.
“Obviously, you expect the higher seeds to do well, but there’s absolutely no guarantee that they’re going to do well. It’s going to be very interesting, and the conditions can be tricky. It could be anybody. I wouldn’t be surprised if anybody wins this tournament, but hopefully, it’s my player.”