In the first round of the championship in Doha, 24 years old Estonian Anett Kontaveit will compete with 29 years old Latvian Anastasija Sevastova. Will Sevastova lose? – Read below our free prediction.
At what time are Kontaveit vs Sevastova to play?
The game time is February 24, 2020, at 15:30 (GMT+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Anett Kontaveit takes the 22nd position and Anastasija Sevastova takes the 40th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kontaveit have?
Anett Kontaveit has won 65.5% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Sevastova have?
Anastasija Sevastova has won 64.6% of the games as a favorite.
Contaveit is a uniquely gifted tennis player who for several years has been at the top of the list. That’s just what they expect from the Estonian much more, and she is really able to be among the leaders of the WTA tour. Indeed, if earlier Anett was extremely aggressive on the court, now she is trying to compete in protracted rallies, thanks to which she improved her results on the ground. The tennis player’s arsenal has an excellent first serve and it can sharpen, keep the ball in court with both hands. It’s just that talent is not enough to produce results at the highest level, because Kontaveit is extremely unstable and can lose to any opponent.
She accelerated at two tournaments in Brisbane and Adelaide (a win over Xie Su-Wei and a defeat from Bertens and Pavlyuchenkova), but this only benefited her. At Aus Open, Anett reached the quarter finals, where she lost to the top Halep. In an asset, you can record the win over Bencic and Swiatek. In Dubai, she could perform better last week, but was not lucky. But she took revenge from Pavlyuchenkova 7-6 7-5.
In Doha, Kontaveit only visits for the third time. The two previous ones cannot be called successful. Two years ago, Stosur won (1-6 6-2 6-4), but in the second round did not resist the top Osaka (2-6 6-7). In the past, even the first round did not pass, losing to Zhang Shuai (6-7 3-6).
It seemed that all life difficulties should temper the character of Sevastova. After all, she has many chronic injuries, because of which she twice ended her career. A few years ago, the Latvian returned to tennis and performed at an incredible level. However, in the past season and in this she is marking time. Even in matches against explicit outsiders, she manages to experience many difficulties. And all due to the fact that Anastasija can’t control herself and, at the very first difficulties, throws racquets, cries and argues with everyone. In this state, she is not even able to interrupt the ball through the net.
Latvian lady last season spent below her capabilities. Shot at Aus Open and Roland Garros. In other tournaments, not counting the native Jurmala, only in Mallorca she achieved a significant result – the semifinal. This season, even for Slam, Sevastova didn’t prepare properly. Anastasija played with the disassembled Tomljanovic and couldn’t impose a game in any of the sets, losing (1-6 1-6). At the moment, the Latvian has 1 win, but what a win over Serena Williams in the Federation Cup. And 5 defeats with one set taken.
In Doha, Anastasija performs unsuccessfully. Two years ago, she was able to get into the 1/8 finals, beating Vekic (6-3 6-4) and Osaka (6-4 6-1). But there wasn’t enough for Halep – (4-6 3-6). It was the only positive experience in Qatar. In addition to 2018, Sevastova flew here three times and flew three times in the first round.
Betting Tips Statistics
- The ladies met on the court twice. Score (1-1).
- Sevastova won 4 from last 10 matches.
- Kontaveit 5 from last 10 matches.
- For both, the ladies won only 3 times in Doha.
- Kontaveit has the quarter-finals Aus Open.
Kontaveit vs Sevastova Predictions
Kontaveit surprised in the last match against Martic, because the Estonian methodically bombarded the net the whole match and didn’t even try to change anything. But it will be convenient to play against Sevastova, because she will be able to withstand the sticky game from the Latvian and will seize the initiative as soon as possible. It should be bet on Kontaveit.
- Our prediction: Anett Kontaveit Will Win.