Match: Danka Kovinic – Mona Barthel Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips
Date: Monday, 27 June, 2016
Start time: 14:00 UK
Danka Kovinic will face Mona Barthel in the 1st round of the oldest tennis tournament in the world – Wimbledon.
Danka Kovinic, 54 in the world, start the season of grass very bad. She was eliminated in the first round in Mallorca by Eugenie Bouchard 3-6, 5-7. In next tournament in Eastbourne Kovinic also loses in his first match against Maria Sanchez 7-5, 3-6, 2-6. This season Danka Kovinic won the tournament in Marseille of clay. She reached the final in Istanbul, but losses from Cagla Buyukakcay 6-3, 2-6, 3-6. On Rolland, Garos Kovinic was eliminated in first round by Petra Kvitova, but in Melbourne, she reached the second round, where she losses from Azarenka 1-6, 2-6.
The German Mona Barthel is 26 years old on 69th position in WTA Rankings. She played only one tournament on grass – in Nottingham and lost in the first round from Alison Riske 2-6, 1-6. Barthel doesn’t play from Australian Open to Rolland Garros due to injury. In Paris, she lost in her opening match against Irina Falconi 4-6, 6-0, 2-6.
Kovinic is a young tennis player, but in much better form than Barthel. The German was a long time off the court and would not be able to resist the 21-year-old rival.