In the first round of the 2022 WTA Canadian Open on Tuesday August 9, Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain, world no. 39, will put on Claire Liu of the USA, the world number 79.
Sara Sorribes-Tormo v Claire Liu Head to Head.
The duo have played against each other once before, two years ago at the US Open , Sorribes-Tormo winning in straight sets. Since losing in the first round in Miami she has not played on a hard court , staying with her picked surface of clay for as long as possible.
Last Year Sorribes-Tormo Reached Quarter-Finals.
Sorribes-Torma made the quarter-finals in this tournament Last year, following her best showing in a WTA 1000 event, she cast away world number one Ashleigh Barty out of the Tokyo Olympics after few weeks.
That provided her another major quarter-final in Madrid and she also accomplished the last eight in Lausanne. In her most recent tournament in Palermo, before losing to the eventual winner she went one good and reached first semi-final of 2022, Irina Begu of Romania.
Liu Makes Her launch in Toronto.
After winning the Wimbledon girls’ singles title a long gone junior world number one, Liu reached her first senior final in May in Morocco, beaten by the Italian Martina Trevisan on clay. She won a Challenger event on the same surface in France that same month, and a month later, won a doubles title at the same level in Italy.
Results have been harder to get since that purple patch, although she did make the first round of Wimbledon for a second good successive year. She will be making her appearance in this event, have to win two rounds of qualifying, having beaten the local woman Victoria Mboko, and then Ellen Perez of Australia.
Prediction and Tip: Sorribes Tormo v Liu.
After winning their only previous match, Sorribes-Tormo will be confident of repeating that action, provided that she enough modify her game to hard courts again.