Lesia Tsurenko vs Anna Kalinskaya: 2023 WTA Thailand Open Preview, Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to head, Live Streaming

Lesia Tsurenko and Anna Kalinskaya will take on each other in the round of 16 of the 2023 WTA Thailand Open on February 1.

Anna kalinskaya in a file photo (image: twitter)
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Lesia Tsurenko played Ysaline Bonaventure for a respectable two hours and thirteen minutes, but she nearly blew a 5-0 lead in the decisive set. Despite exposing fifteen breakpoints to the Belgian and hitting 10 double faults, she was broken five times and still managed to win 6-3, 4-6, 6-4. She continues to experience intermittent injuries, giving up in the quarterfinal of the Budapest tournament in July, withdrawing from the quarterfinals of the Portoroz tournament in September, and the W60 Canberra semifinal in January. Since the beginning of 2022, each of her three WTA quarterfinal appearances has ended in a forfeit, which keeps her outside the top 100.

Anna Kalinskaya faced a much lower calibre of opponent in the first round of Hua Hin after recently playing three top 20 players in Australia. She defeated qualifier and world no. 221 Ekaterina Makarova in just 45 minutes, winning an impressive 80% of points on returns. In the past 12 months, the Russian has only won four matches on clay and grass courts, but she has dominated on hard courts to get close to making her top 50 debut. She began 2022 with a Guadalajara semifinal, third-round finishes in Indian Wells and Miami, and quarterfinal appearances in Washington, DC, and Guadalajara (1000).

Match facts

Lesia Tsurenko vs Anna KalinskayaMatch details
DateFebruary 1, 2023
SurfaceHard courts
TournamentThailand Open
StageRound of 16
Time (India)TBD
Time (Australia)TBD

Form Guide

Lesia Tsurenko

Ysaline Bonaventure3-6, 6-4, 4-6 (W)
Karolina Muchova6-2, 6-1 (L)
Leolia Jeanjean6-4, 6-2 (W)
Aliona Bolsova6-1, 6-2 (W)
Yuki Naito6-2, 6-1 (W)

Anna Kalinskaya

Ekaterina Makarova6-1, 6-1 (W)
Danielle Collins5-7, 7-5, 4-6 (L)
Belinda Bencic6-3, 6-3 (L)
Jelena Ostapenko6-3, 6-4 (W)
Alison Riske6-3, 7-5 (W)

Head to head

0-0. Since the beginning of 2020, Lesia Tsurenko has five victories (5-13) over the top 60 players, four of which were against individuals with Russian ancestry. The favourite to advance to her eighth quarterfinal of her career and just her second played outside of North America in the previous three years is Anna Kalinskaya.

Lesia Tsurenko vs Anna Kalinskaya date

Lesia Tsurenko and Anna Kalinskaya will take on each other in the round of 16 of the 2023 WTA Thailand Open on February 1.

Live Streaming details

Australia – beIN Sports

Canada – TVA Sports/ DAZN/ TSN

UK/ Ireland – Amazon Prime Video

USA – Tennis Channel

All ATP and WTA matches can also be streamed on demand on the Tennis TV app and website with a subscription.

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