Several years ago, Mladenovic was in the top 10 and competed in the final stages of major competitions. At the peak of the form, the French woman began to decline, which continues to this day. In 2021, Christina played out to the point that she was one step away from being eliminated from the top 100, so she was forced to spend not the preseason, but go to tournaments such as Seoul to score points.
Mladenovic has a powerful but extremely unstable serve. Recently, she has consistently made about 10 double faults per match, which is unforgivable at a high level. In the draws, the Frenchwoman acts as the first number. If from the forehand a tennis player confidently holds the ball in the court, then from the backhand she makes most of the unforced mistakes.
Khan is already 29 years old, but she has no experience of performing at a high level at all. The Korean woman has spent her entire career on budget futures. Not long ago, Na-Le was holding firmly in the top 200, but in 2020 she had only seven fights and to this day she cannot fully return to the tour (because of this, she has lost most of her points).
Han is only competitive on fast surfaces. The Korean woman is distinguished by her varied game, she can both hold the ball in the court and play in a super-aggressive manner.
Analysis of the fight
There is no doubt that Mladenovic will win, but the Frenchwoman is far from in shape to crush her rivals. Khan will play on home courts, she had plenty of time to train, which cannot be said about her opponent. I expect the fight to drag on. I propose to bet Khan with a handicap of +6.
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