Wickmayer will be looking for her first title since 2010 while Linette will play with nothing to lose in her first career final. Join us to find out what is the top play for the WTA Tokyo final.
Yanina Wickmayer vs. Magda Linette
Yanina Wickmayer kept her good shape with a solid victory over Alja Tomljanovic 7 – 5 6 – 2 saving all 5 break points she faced in a match where we picked her spread.. Yanina is always a very dangerous player with her massive groundstrokes but her main problem is to keep a high level during the whole match.
Magda Linette reaches her first WTA career final after an impressive week defeating good players such as Zarina Diyas, Christina McHale or Lauren Davis. Magda was in a tough position against Mchale in previous round being set and break down but never gave up and managed to book a place in her first final.
Wickmayer is the favorite for this contest, she’s the more experienced players with 9 previous WTA finals and 3 titles, however her last final was in early 2013 where she lost to Agnieszka Radwanska and her last title was already in 2010.
On the other hand Linette will play without any pressure on her first final and she will be a very tough opponent for the Belgian. The Polish player will play very fast, getting the ball early and not giving time for Wickmayer to prepare her massive groundstrokes.
Linette should be able to put a very good fight and this match should go to distance so we’ll pick the Over to our tennis odds.