🇮🇹☀️ Palermo Ladies Open – R1 Preview + Prediction
🇺🇦 (7) Dayana Yastremska vs. 🇪🇸 Sara Sorribes Tormo
A huge contrast in styles will be on show as the 7th seeded Dayana Yastremska takes on an in-form Sara Sorribes Tormo at the opening round stage of the 31st Palermo Ladies Open.
This will be the first career meeting between the pair, the huge hitting and aggressive game of Yastremska up against the consistency and determination of Sorribes Tormo.
The pair enter this clash with contrasting preparations. Yastremska was not involved in any exhibition events during the tour shutdown but did look like a player that would do plenty of damage this year in the early stages of the season. Conversely, Sorribes Tormo played a couple of exhibition events in Spain last month where she went on an 8-match winning streak to win both events, albeit against relatively weak opposition.
I will side with Yastremska here despite her limited preparation. There is no doubt that Yastremska has the game to absolutely dominate this match-up. The match probably will not turn out to be a straightforward one for a potentially rusty Yastremska, but she should eventually find the level required to hit through the Spaniard.