Thailand Open 2023: Tamara Zidansek vs Lin Zhu – Preview, Head-to-Head, and Prediction

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Two unseeded players, Tamara Zidansek and Lin Zhu lock horns in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Thailand Open on Friday.

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PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 28: Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia plays a forehand against Jessica Pegula of The United States during the Women’s Singles Third Round match on Day 7 of The 2022 French Open at Roland Garros on May 28, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tamara Zidansek

The Slovenian star came into the Thailand Open on the back of 3 losses and 0 wins in the main draws of the three tournaments she competed in this season.

The 25-year-old has bounced back strongly here. In the first round, she made light work of Astra Sharma. Zidansek won the match in straight sets 6-2, 6-3, converting 5 out of 8 break points. In the round of 16, Zidansek faced the talented Linda Fruhvirtova. The No. 1 Slovene player won the first set but the 8th seed fought back to win the second set. In the decisive third set, Zidansek managed to hold her nerves and eventually won the match 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Lin Zhu

The world No. 54 has reached the quarterfinals for the second time in 2023. At the ASB Classic, she made it to the quarterfinals. There’s also a first-time run to the fourth round of the Australian Open in between.

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Lin Zhu (Twitter)

Zhu began with a hard-fought win against compatriot Xiyu Wang. The 3rd-seeded Wang managed to take the first set. However, Zhu came back strongly and outplayed her in the next two sets to win the match 4-6, 6-3, 6-0. In the round of 16, the 29-year-old Zhu managed to defeat Jang Su-jeong in two competitive sets 6-4, 7-6 (8-6).

Head-to-Head and Prediction

The two players have never crossed paths before. Therefore, the head-to-head scoreline currently stands at 0-0.

Prediction: Lin Zhu to win in three sets.

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