2nd Round of matches at the WTA Abu Dhabi and we have Hsieh playing against Kostyuk.
So I don't think that we could use 2020 to judge these players as they all barely got into form or decent runs last year. Chinese players were more affected as the virus started from their country hence majority of them couldn't play more than 10 games.
Kostyuk for me has progressed slowly than I expected her , still she has a lot of years to compete but at thIs moment I don't see here being a problem to the experienced Hsieh.
Marta Kostyuk hasn't really looked to me a good enough player on hard court, she gets occasional wins against decent opponents but I don't see her beating most players who are better ranked. She played Lucie Hradecka in the 1st round and she got a routine win, that match pretty much sums up Hradecka for me, she would never go back to the form she once had.
Hseih on the other hand played against #21 Vondrousova, despite losing the 1st set, she picked up form and got a more than deserved win.
Despite my thinking that Vondrousova is very overrated it still would be a miracle if she losses against a player like Kostyuk and as such I'm going with Hsieh to win this one .
Hsieh has a very good record on hard court and i do see her going far in this competition
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|20.02||• Brady - Muguruza||1.78||9||❌||-9|
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