Elina Svitolina and Victoria Azarenka will face off in the 2nd round of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia for the 3rd time of their career.

Elina Svitolina

Ranked no. 6, Svitolina will start her run in Rome hoping to win her 14th career title after she conquered Singapore in 2018. Svitolina has a 13-7 win-loss record in 2019, 0-1 on clay as she is recovering from a knee injury.

Svitolina best result of the season was reaching the semi-finals in Indian Wells and Dubai.

Last year’s result in Rome

Svitolina won the title last year in Rome after defeating Simona Halep 6-0 6-4

Victoria Azarenka

Ranked no. 51 Azarenka will start her run in Rome hoping to win her 21st career title after she won her last title in Miami in 2016.

Azarenka has a 13-9 win-loss record in 2019, 4-2 on clay. Azarenka best result of the season was getting to the finals in Monterrey.

Last year’s result in Rome

Azarenka got to the 1st round last year in Rome before losing 6-0 6-3 to Naomi Osaka

HEAD TO HEAD Elina Svitolina vs. Victoria Azarenka

This will be the 3rd time that Elina Svitolina and Victoria Azarenka face off. The head to head is 2-0 for Azarenka (see stats), but they have never played on clay.

The last time that they played, Svitolina won 6-1 6-4 in the 1st round in Toronto in 2015.

Prediction

The favorite for Tennis Tonic is Elina Svitolina that should win in 2 sets.

Betting odds

The initial quotes of bet365, Victoria Azarenka is the favorite to win the match.
Victoria Azarenka -> 1.66
Elina Svitolina -> 2.10

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Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Svitolina
LWLWWLWLWW
Azarenka
LWLWLWLWWL
2019 2018 2017
23 - 15
21 - 16
17-9
Hard
11-9
0-0
I Hard
1-1
1-3
Clay
7-4
5-3
Grass
2-2

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