The final of the WTA Cluj-Napoca Winners Open is upon us. Mayar Sherif, playing in her first ever WTA final, vs Germany’s Andrea Petkovic, here is your preview and prediction.
Andrea Petkovic vs Mayar Sherif
A pair of straight sets wins setup this final with Petkovic dispatching Aleksandra Krunic, and the Egyptian Sherif edging past Mihaela Buzarnescu in a pair of competitive sets. Sherif, a former NCAA player at Pepperdine University, has had the best week of her career, not dropping a set in four WTA main draw wins. Petkovic, is a former top 10 player experiencing a career resurgence in recent weeks, she reached the final in Hamburg not long ago, and has had a strong week, even though she needed three tough sets to beat Seone Mendez in the quarterfinals. Petkovic is in just her second WTA final since 2015, and has a chance to win her first title since that time, a fifth WTA title overall. Petkovic will be the favorite, Sherif is capable, but Petkovic looks set to add to her trophy case. Petkovic in 3
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