Saccari marked an incredible comeback in a match against Vitalia Diatchenko. After all, Maria was losing in all respects and could not get involved in the game, but then the Russian woman began to make mistakes and Sakkari did not forgive her. What to expect from the representative of Greece? – Read our prediction below.
At what time will Alize Cornet and Maria Sakkari play?
The game time is February 13, 2020, at 10:00 AM (UTC).
What are the player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Alize Cornet takes the 61th position and Maria Sakkari takes the 21th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Alize Cornet have?
Alize Cornet has won 55.3% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Maria Sakkari have?
Maria Sakkari has won 59.3% of the games as a favorite.
Recently, Cornet has been pleasantly surprising. However, it all started with the fact that she took a chance and started working with a new coach. After the start of cooperation, the Frenchwoman began to change for the better. She stopped constantly playing second number and waiting for mistakes from rivals. Now Alize began to play more attacking tennis, she is not afraid to take the initiative and win points herself. Of course, she does not finish the rallies in a few strokes, but she constantly puts pressure on her rivals, and also gives nothing without a fight.
The French tennis player is located on 61th line in the WTA ranking table. She quite simply dealt with her opponents at the stage of qualification for St. Petersburg. Cornet got into the main draw, where in the first round she got an unexpected victory over Elena Ostapenko. It is worth noting that Alize demonstrated a high percentage of the first serve and acted flawlessly in the rallies, allowing a minimum number of errors.
Sakkari is one of the most versatile tennis players on the WTA tour. After all, she can easily execute a serve of any complexity. Especially the representative of Greece masterfully reads the game of her rivals, as she often acts ahead of the curve and thanks to this she takes out every ball that flies in her direction. But Maria does not know how to attack, and if she tries to do it, then everything ends with a huge number of mistakes. For this reason, it often fails in a indoor hard where the rebound of the ball is even lower and faster than on an open hard.
The Greek athlete is the 21st racket of the world. Maria Sakkari was never famous for a good game on quick surfaces, but this season she gained a good game form. She gave an incredible performance at the Australian Open, reaching the 1/8 finals, but there she lost to Petra Kvitova in three sets. Then the Greek went to St. Petersburg, in the opening confrontation, she was on the verge of defeat, but managed to make a comeback by recouping with (2-5) in the decisive set.
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- The athletes met twice on the court. Once at Australian Open three yerars ago where the Greek was more successfull (5-7), (6-4), (1-6). In a half a yerar they met in Wuhan, China where Sakkari got one more victory (6-7), (5-7).
- Both Cornet and Sakkari have only one loss in the last 5 matches.
Our experts believe that the Cornet will succeed in this match. Alize looks much more confident than her opponent in this tournament
It is worth paying tribute to Maria, she demonstrated the character and the power of will to win in every match, however she confronted with the athletes of the lower class and unfortunately she could not competently realize her advantage. It’s hard to believe that Alize could forgive potential Sakkari’s mistakes, since she is a professional hard player.
We predict Alize Cornet to win.