World number 30 Elise Mertens faces Anna Bondar in the first round of the 2022 WTA Canadian Open on Monday, August 8. Get the live streaming options of this Elise Mertens v Anna Bondar match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.
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Elise Mertens v Anna Bondar Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the two players
Mertens Looks to Stop Rot
Elise Mertens has enjoyed a fabulous 2o22 in doubles, picking up a title in Dubai and reaching the Wimbledon final. However, her singles results have been inconsistent, particularly outside of Grand Slams.
The former world number 12 has been one of the most reliable Major performers in her career, having made it through to the third round of the last 18 Grand Slams in singles. She has backed those statistics up this year with fourth round showings in Melbourne, Paris and London, where she lost to the eventual finalist each time.
Outside of these three tournaments, Mertens has been unconvincing, and has lost six of her last nine matches. However, she still remains to be one of the toughest outs in tennis, since her game shows very few clear weaknesses.
Mertens has been dealt with a favourable opening round draw here in Toronto, which could spark the beginning of a more successful spell on the singles court.
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Late Bloomer Bondar Makes Canada Debut
Anna Bondar has enjoyed the best season of her career aged 25, and will be making her debut at the National Bank Open this week.
The Hungarian number one has reaped the rewards from playing many clay court challenger events over the last 12 months, and cracked the worlds top 50 for the first time a couple weeks ago. Her results have ensured that she will be ranked high enough to make her main draw debut at the US Open later this month.
There has been a growing trend in tennis where players have peaked much later on in their careers. Bondar is another player who can be added to that category after her recent results, and could rise even higher than her current ranking over the US Open series.
The Hungarian has been given a tough opening round draw in Toronto against a usually reliable opponent. However, there are always challenges for players who face new and rising stars on the tour. Bondar will be an unknown quantity for Mertens and may have the game to upset the Belgian
Mertens v Bondar Prediction and Tip
Despite her rapid rise over the last year, Bondar’s notable results have mostly come on clay courts. Knowing that Mertens is an all-surface player, the Belgian should be a comfortable winner.