|Game||Elina Svitolina vs Danka Kovinić|
|Date & Time||Monday March 2, 2020, 4:00 PM (EST)|
Club Sonoma Mexico
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At the 2020 Monterrey Open in Mexico, Elina Svitolina is set to play against Danka Kovinić from Montenegro.
Danka Kovinić has played in 2 tournaments this season which have been the Mexican Open and the Australian Open. Both tournaments were very poor for Danka Kovinić as she was eliminated in the opening round of both events. At the age of 25, Danka Kovinić has played decent amounts of professional tennis but she is yet to establish herself as a regular on the WTA tour. Danka Kovinić has never won a WTA final and she is currently ranked 88th in the world. This is expected to be a tough match for Danka Kovinić as she is playing against the number 1 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Elina Svitolina has also struggled in 2020. Svitolina failed at both the Dubai Tennis Championship and Qatar Open as he lost in the first round of both tournaments. It has been a tough season for Elina Svitolina and while she seems to be low on confidence, she has still produced some decent results including a quarterfinal appearance at the Hua Hin Open. Momentum is hard to turn around in tennis but Svitolina is an elite player and she will fancy her chances of finding some good form at this tournament.
Danka Kovinić and Elina Svitolina have played each other 3 times in the past. Svitolina has won on 2 occasions while Kovinić has won once. The most recent match between these two players was 2015 when Svitolina won in straight sets.
Despite her recent form, I see Elina Svitolina winning this match. Danka Kovinić is the weaker player and she has been in horrible form having won no matches in 2020. Elina Svitolina has shown glimpses of her talent this season but I see this being the tournament where she turns things around. I am picking Elina Svitolina to win this match in straight sets.