This season Pavlyuchenkova very confidently defeated Kontaveit in Adelaide. On 19 February in the second round in Dubai the players will play again. Who will win? – read our preview and prediction for the match.
At what time are Kontaveit vs Pavlyuchenkova to play?
The game time is February 19, 2020, at 20:30 UTC+4:00.
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Anett Kontaveit takes the 24st position and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova takes the 31th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kontaveit have?
Anett Kontaveit has won 52.7% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Pavlyuchenkova have?
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has won 67.9% of the games as a favorite.
Estonia’s best tennis player may well be satisfied with her game at the start of the new season. At the first major tournament of the year – Australian Open, Anett managed to reach the quarterfinals stage, after Kontaveit she sparkled in the Fed Cup, where she won all the matches.
Anette Contaveit only played twice at a tournament in Dubai. Only one victory was on her account in 2018 against Samantha Stosur (1-6, 6-2, 6-4).
In the first round, the Estonian tennis player coped with Sorana Cirstea (6-1, 6-3) very confidently. She played securely on the back line, tried to act aggressively, punched deep under the back line. Will she also be able to play another match? This year in Adelaide, Anett was obviously not ready to face Anastasia (2-6, 4-6).
The 28-year-old Russian, as well as her future opponent from the Baltic States, was able to reach the top eight at the Australian Open Championship. After the most difficult tournament, Pavlyuchenkova took a break and didn’t participate in official matches before the competition in the UAE.
She overcame a series of setbacks and downs after January’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova tournaments, which we wrote about in the forecast for her starting match. For the first time in a long time, she overcame the first round barrier in the Emirates.
In the match against Belinda Bencicova it took a set for Anastasia to remember why she came to Dubai. She added reliability with each game, believed in herself and her abilities again (1-6, 6-1, 6-1).
Betting Tips Statistics
- Estonian leads in individual meetings 3-2
- Anastasia has a 2-1 advantage in hard matches
- In the 2020 season, Pavlyuchenkova has already beaten her opponent today
Kontaveit vs Pavlyuchenkova Predictions
We consider that none of the tennis players will be able to win an easy victory in the upcoming game. The Russian player will have a small advantage due to a few extra hours of rest, but it is unlikely to seriously affect the final result of the meeting.
The pause in performances after Australian Open clearly benefited Pavlyuchenkova, judging by the match against Bencicova. She did not lose the form of play we saw in Melbourne. The Russian played successfully against Kontaveit, including a victory in this season’s match.
Our prediction: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova win.