Danka Kovinic – Anna Bondar
Danka Kovinic hosts Anna Bondar in a match from the 1/4-finals of the Lyon Open – a tournament from the WTA 250. Let’s see what we can tell you about this fixture in our preview.
Montenegro’s Danka Kovinic reached the 1/4-finals in Lyon after a convincing 6-1 6-4 win against Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic. Kovinic was stunning in the first set and didn’t have any problems to win it. In the second set Golubic did better, but she still lost.
The 28-years old Kovinic plays for her first WTA title in her career. She’s currently №60 in the WTA rankings and despite not being a favorite to win in Lyon, she deserves respect. Let’s see how she will do until the end of the tournament.
Hungary’s Anna Bondar achieved a two sets win in the previous round as well. She faced Spain’s Nuria Parrizas Diaz and did enough to progress – 6-4 6-4.
Anna Bondar, 25, is also trying to win her first WTA title. She’s currently №72 in the WTA rankings so this match between her and Danka Kovinic looks really competitive. Both players are outside the Top 50 and both are trying to win a WTA title for the first time.
So far Danka Kovinic and Anna Bondar have met each other just once – in Sao Paulo in 2019. The match ended with 6-3 6-3 win for Kovinic. Now Bondar will have the opportunity to seek revenge.
In conclusion we can say it’s difficult to pick a favorite here, but maybe this is Danka Kovinic. She has a higher ranking compared to Bondar and she’s also №7 in the main draw at the Lyon Open. She also won the only match between these two players so far. These little details are putting her ahead, but it doesn’t mean her win is guaranteed – not at all.