Irina, aged 27, is currently ranked 37th in the WTA circuit of the Simple Sample.
Season 2017 was a consistent one for Begu, culminating in the victory in the tournament in Bucharest.
At the beginning of 2018, Irina reached the semifinals of the Shenzen tournament in the singles test, and double managed to win the trophy with Simona Halep.
At Melbourne he left the competition in the second round, being eliminated by Petra Martic, and at St. Petersburg. Petersburg was defeated by winner of the competition, Petra Kvitova, in the second round.
In the first match against Bianca Andreescu, Irina Begu managed a solid performance, leading the game almost entirely, having a few small escapes at the end of the second set.
The 22-year-old Canada player now occupies the 138th place in the WTA circuit of the simple,
In order to strengthen his position in the standings, he especially took part in ITF-type lower-level tournaments, succeeding in imposing himself on Nanao and Shenzen, but the adversities encountered in these games were inferior to those of the Top 100 WTA.
In this season’s debut, it was eliminated from the first round of qualifying tournaments in Shenzhen and Melbourne, quite clear defeats in minimum sets.
On the first day of the Cluj competition, Carol Zhao failed to cope with the aggression of Sorana Cirstea, the latter being very clear with a double 6-2.
Forecasting Irina Begu – Carol Zhao
Irina Begu will try to eliminate the hope for Canada’s national rebound and to bring Romania’s victory with a clear 3-0 in the general.
After the first day of the competition, one can notice the difference of experience and implicit value between the two players, this being a massive one in favor of Irina Begu.
The prognosis of this game is a clear victory, in minimum of sets of Irina, trying to impose the aggressive gameplay shown against Bianca Andreescu and to bring victory of the national of Romania.
Prediction: Irina Begu @ 1.73