This friday the 25th of september Mona Barthel will be facing of versus Anna Karolina Schmiedlova in a WTA quarter final over in Seoul. The 25 year old Mona Barthel is a more seasoned veteran than Schmiedlova having played a lot more professional games and having achevied a much higher ranking than the 21 year old but Schmiedlova has been showing great promise and has reached a career high ranking of 31 just this september.
Mona Barthel has been struggling to get past the first few round stages of most WTA tournaments this season and has played only in one final so far which was in the easier WTA Båstad tour where she lost versus the home grown talent Johanna Larsson. Barthel has dropped a few placements in the rankings since 2014 and she is currently ranked at 47 with 3 victories and 2 defeats in her last 5 games.
Anna Karolina Schmiedlova on the other hand has shown great shape this season and has repeatadly gone into quarter final games in most of her performances in this years WTA tour, she has even won the WTA Bucharest this year versus Sara Errani. She is coming into this game with 4 victories and 1 defeat.
Both players have been showing good shape in the last few games and both players favors hard surface so this game is surely a hard one to predict. Though the viking is looking for Mona Barthel to pick up a win here and go on into the finals of the Seoul tour. Barthel should be showing that experience and hunger for advancement will prevail. Interesting picks for this game is Barthel to win and over 21.5 games
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The vikings picks for this game:
Mona Barthel – Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Mona Barthel @ 2.00
Over 21.5 games @ 1.80
+1.5 set handicap, Mona Barthel @ 1.33
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