Preview:Mihaela Buzarnescu – Lesya Tsurenko (12.01.2018)

The tournaments in the first Grand Slam tournament of the year at Hobart, Sydney and Hobart are challenging in this week’s finals the upper stages of the tournament, both in the women’s and men’s circuits. In the semifinals of the Hobart tournament. Starting at 8:00, the match between Ukrainian players Lesya Tsurenko and Romanian Mihaela Buzarnescu will be played.

Mihaela Buzarnescu
Mihaela, 29, currently occupies the 57th place in the WTA circuit of the simple test, being at the highest rank in his career.
Her game “exploded” in the last part of the last season, reaching the semifinals of the Linz tournament and winning three other Challenger level tournaments. This was a step in the end of the career last season, due to many injuries suffered in a relatively short period, being around the 1000th place in the ranking.
Although last week was eliminated by Maria Sharapova from the first tour of Shenzen, Mihaela managed a very good tournament in Hobart, eliminating players like Alize Cornet, Anna Lena Friedsam and Alison Riske.

Lesya Tsurenko
The 28-year-old Ukraine player ranks 43th in the WTA standings.
The end of last season did not bring any great results for Tsurenko, being eliminated in the first tours of Asian tournaments.
The year 2018 started better for the Ukrainian, winning 4 victories and one defeat, eliminating in the tournament in Hobart Timea Babos, Yulia Putinsteva and Aryna Sabalenka.
Direct meetings
Hobart tournament match will be the first confrontation between the two players, not having the chance to meet in the WTA circuit so far.