Anna-Lena Friedsam vs Kristina Mladenovic Betting Tip Mladenovic – 5th March 2020

Mladenovic can improve against Friedsam in Lyon meeting

Kristina Mladenovic /France ©imago images / ZUMA Press 04.03.2020

GermanyAnna-Lena Friedsam vs Kristina MladenovicFrance
5th March 1100hrs
Tennis – Lyon – WTA
Pick Mladenovic
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 4/7 odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January

Leading home French contender Kristina Mladenovic will be back in action in the round of sixteen in Lyon on Thursday. Mladenovic is the second seed for the event but had a roller coaster of a ride in the first round. She will be challenged in the round of sixteen by Germany’s Anna-Lena Friedsam.

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Mladenovic survives a tricky opener

Second seed Kristina Mladenovic needed three sets to overcome wildcard entrant Chloe Paquet in the first round of WTA Lyon. Mladenovic had lost the opening set 6-1 so really had to dig deep to turn that around against her compatriot.

She had found herself a break down in the deciding set as well before overcoming her opponent in a great match. Mladenovic was wobbling on her serve, struggling to find her consistency and rhythm.

She’s going to need to step that up to get close to this title. Mladvenovic, who is a former world number 10, is now on to a 6/5 win/loss record for the season.

But she has only won 55% of the service games in 2020.

The French Woman recently won five matches at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, but three of those were in the qualifiers. She lost in the round of sixteen there against 2nd seed Karolina Plsiovia.

Our betting prediction:
Mladenovic 2-0

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(odds taken 2000 GMT, Wednesday 8 January)

Kristina Mladenovic and Friedsam have met once before, but that was a long time ago. In 2016 to be exact, at Eastbourne. Mladvenovic took a straight-sets victory. Before this Lyon event, she had only played one match in the main draw of a WTA event this year.

That ended in defeat against Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the start of the year in Shenzhen after having come through the qualifiers. She has been in action recently on the ITF.

She opened in France this week with a straight-sets victory over qualifier Anastasiya Komarinda. That was a very comfortable 6-2, 6-2 victory for her as well in that one.


Can Freidsam expose Mladenvoic’s serve?

Germany’s Anna-Lena Friedsam is currently ranked 45 in the world. She is back at what is her highest ever singles career ranking. So punters probably would be picking the right time to see her pull off an upset in this one.

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But she is going to really be punching above her weight. The upset doesn’t really look to be on the cards. It is hard to read into her stats of course because she has had so little WTA time this year. Last year she ended up with a service points won average of 57%.

Anna-Lena Friedsam vs Kristina Mladenovic Betting Advice

There is going to be plenty of questions asked of Mladenovic who struggled to get things together on her service in her opening match. It has not been all that impressive through the year. But still, the French player is the one to back.


Key Facts – Anna-Lena Friedsam vs Kristina Mladenovic Betting Tip

  • Anna-Lena Friedsam is ranked 45th in the world
  • Anna-Lena Friedsam lost her one previous match against Mladenovic
  • Kristina Mladenovic is the 2nd Seed in Lyon


Friedsam is usually knocking around on the ITF Tour and things at this level are a step up for her. She had an easy opener in Lyon, but Mladenovic showed some great character to overcome her opening match struggles.

That highlights how driven towards success on home soil she is going to be. Mladenovic 2-0.


The best betting odds for Anna-Lena Friedsam vs Kristina Mladenovic

Anna-Lena Friedsam to win: 5/4 at Bet365
Kristina Mladenovic: 4/7 at Bet365