Zhang Shuai vs Maryna Zanevska: 2023 WTA Lyon Open Preview, Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to head, Live Streaming

Zhang Shuai and Maryna Zanevska will take on each other in the round of 16 of the 2023 WTA Lyon Open on February 2.

Shuai Zhang in a file photo (image: twitter)
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With a satisfying 6-3, 6-2 victory over Madison Brengle to begin her title defence in Lyon, Zhang Shuai broke Madison Brengle just once in the one-hour match. She acted as the tournament’s spoiler nearly a year ago when she won by defeating local competitors Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia. Not only was it her third title overall, but it was also her first outside of China. The 34-year-old is just outside the top 20 and has done a great job of maintaining her form. Along with recently reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open, she reached a final in Birmingham, a semifinal in Tokyo, and quarterfinals in Nottingham, Cincinnati, and Cleveland last year.

Even though Dalma Galfi and Maryna Zanevska are only separated by two positions in the rankings, Dalma Galfi won the match 6-1, 7-6 after an hour-long second set. Before extending her winning streak on French indoor courts to six matches, she came back from 3-5 in the second frame and was two points away from a decider. She won her biggest hardcourt title at 125K Rouen in this nation a little more than three months ago; three of her five rounds went the distance, and the other two involved a tiebreak. The Belgian eventually played for almost 11 hours, defeating players like Sara Errani, Caty McNally, and Viktorija Golubic.

Match facts

Zhang Shuai vs Maryna ZanevskaMatch details
DateFebruary 2, 2023
SurfaceHard courts
TournamentLyon Open
StageRound of 16
Time (India)9:15 pm
Time (France)4:45 pm

Form Guide

Zhang Shuai

Zhang Shuai had a decent run in the Australian where she went as far as the fourth round. The Chinese tennis player defeated the likes of Katie Volynets and Petra Martic in the tournament before falling to Karoline Pliskova. She has won four out of her last five matches.

Madison Brengle6-3, 6-2 (W)
Karolina Pliskova6-0, 6-4 (L)
Katie Volynets6-3, 6-2 (W)
Petra Martic6-3, 6-3 (W)
Patricia Maria Tig6-1, 4-6, 6-0 (W)

Maryna Zanevska

Despite losing in the first round of the Australian Open, Zanevska has won three of her last five matches. Two of those matches were played at the 2023 Hobart International where she defeated second seed Elise Mertens.

Dalma Galfi6-1, 7-6 (W)
Veronika Kudermetova6-2, 7-6 (L)
Sofia Kenin6-2, 6-3 (L)
Elise Mertens6-4, 6-4 (W)
Kristina Kucova6-4, 6-1 (W)

Head to head

1-1 tie. Elise Mertens was recently defeated by Maryna Zanevska in Hobart. Zanevska has never advanced past the WTA quarterfinals on a hardcourt. Eight years separated their two first-round matches; Zhang Shuai won in 2014 in Doha, and the Belgian won in 2022 in Strasbourg. In both matches, the victor lost five games.

2022 WTA Strasbourg OpenMaryna Zanevska6-2, 6-3
2014 Doha OpenZhang Shuai6-3, 6-2

Zhang Shuai vs Maryna Zanveska date

Zhang Shuai and Maryna Zanevska will take on each other in the round of 16 of the 2023 WTA Lyon Open on February 2.

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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