At a tennis tournament in Doha on February 25, Kontaveit and Sabalenka will fight for access to the third round. Will Anett stop Aryna? – Get our exclusive free prediction.
At what time are Kontaveit and Sabalenka to play?
The game time is February 25, 2020, at 14:00 (GMT+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Anett Kontaveit takes the 22nd position and Aryna Sabalenka takes the 13th 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 Sabalenka have?
Aryna Sabalenka has won 64.3% of the games as a favorite.
Last week, Anett Kontaveit played two successful matches in Dubai. At the start, there was a win over Krista (6-1, 6-3). In the second round, the Estonian player overcame the resistance of Pavlyuchenkova (7-6, 7-5).
For a while, it already seemed that Kontaveit was ready for serious success, because the match ahead was not against the most formidable opponent Martic. However, Anette couldn’t hold the third match at an equally stable level (6-7, 1-6).
In Doha, the Estonian lady started with a difficult win over Sevastova (6-4, 7-6). During the first set Anett was inferior, in the second installment Anastasia had a setball. We can’t say that the Kontaveit match was too reliable.
Last year, Kontaveit reached the second round of the WTA tournament in Doha, where Kerber lost. Now, at the same stage, Anett has a strong rival – Sabalenka, who has been performing well since the beginning of the season and may well beat Estonia.
Aryna last week had a very difficult tournament bracket. However, the Belarusian lady was able to pass first Sakkari (6-2, 4-6, 6-1), and then Mertens (6-4, 6-3).
The Belarusian tennis player started the quarterfinal match against Halep in Dubai very well. However, that evening, Simona showed an excellent level of play, practically didn’t make a mistake, and was able to turn the course of the match in her favor (3-6, 6-2, 6-2).
At the tournament in Doha, Sabalenka starts immediately from the second round. For the first time in her career, a tennis player will perform at these competitions.
Sabalenka is in optimal shape, but she, as always, brings surprises. In Dubai, she reached the quarter finals, won the first set against Halep, but then lost the thread of the game and merged. When Aryna performs at Masters and Grand Slams, she often doesn’t go beyond the initial stages.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Tennis players have 1 head-to-head met, Sabalenka won.
- Sabalenka won six out of ten matches at the WTA tournaments in the 2020 season.
- Kontaveit has played 12 matches at WTA tournaments this season, eight of which were wins.
Kontaveit vs Sabalenka Predictions
The Belarusian tennis player has a successful match against Kontaveit in the finals of a major tournament in Wuhan in 2018. Aryna had two quality matches last week in Dubai against challenging rivals. Kontaveit in Doha unstably played the first match against Sevastova, there was no confident game on its serve. We expect that the Belarusian tennis player will be able to confirm the status of the favorite in the upcoming game.
- Our prediction: Aryna Sabalenka Win.