A ticket to the semifinals of the Australian Open on January 29 will be played in the face-to-face confrontation of Halep and Kontaveit. Twice rivals played among themselves. Both times, Simon was stronger. Who will win in Melbourne? – we learn from the prediction.
At what time does the Anett Kontaveit vs Simona Halep play?
The game time is January 29, 2020, at 11:00 AM AEDT.
What are player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Anett Kontaveit takes the 31st positions and Simona Halep takes the 3rd position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses do the Anett Kontaveit have?
Anett Kontaveit has won 66.5% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses do the Simona Halep have?
Simona Halep has won 60% of games as a favorite.
Bet and win
Anette brought her mother to the sports section at the age of six. She immediately proved herself to be the most promising tennis player in Estonia, and then the world. Already in 2009, Kontaveit became the champion of the country at age 14, a year later repeats success. In 2011, young Anette was invited to the Federation Cup team to defend the honor of Estonia.
In the same season, the Estonian won the prestigious Junior Orange Bowl tournament, and the next year reached the final of the US Open. At the end of the season, Kontaveit becomes the fourth in the ranking.
In 2012, the Estonian began to play among adults. The first successes came to her a year later in the form of finals of several ITF 25-thousanders. In the same season, her debut in the BTA series at a tournament in New Zealand’s Auckland came.
The next few seasons in the game Kontaveit was not much progress, she was a solid middling elite of women’s tennis. In 2017, she outplayed Natalya Vikhlislyu in the finals and took her main trophy at the tournament in Hertogenbosch. He remained so far the only one in the WTA series for her.
Last year, the Estonian got to the 4th round of the Australian Open, where he successively beat Suarez-Navarro, Krunich, Bartel and second only to Ostapenko.
Later, she also gets to the 1/16 finals of Roland Garros. These two achievements are so far the best for the Estonian in Grand Slam tournaments.
A significant step forward in Melbourne, according to her results, was made by Anett Kontaveit this year. The best achievement of the Estonian tennis player was the fourth round of 2018. Last season, she lost in the second round.
In the last two matches in the tournament bracket in Melbourne, Kontaveit had formidable rivals. Anett managed. In the third round, she defeated Bencic (6-0, 6-1). In the game 1/8 finals against Iga Sventek in a protracted match, she tipped the scales in her favor (6-7, 7-5, 7-5). You can make certain corrections to the fact that the Polish tennis player had problems with her hip, but Anett also showed herself at the decisive moments of the match.
The Estonian tennis player made her fans nervous in the third set when, from account 5-1, she allowed Sventek to equalize, but nevertheless she got together and made a victory break, justifying our prediction for victory.
Simona began to play tennis at the age of 4 and was considered a very promising player by juniors. Already at the age of 13, she took her first junior title and became one of the main talents of the planet.
2008 brought Halep the first major success. She wins the junior Roland Garros and takes first place in the ranking. By the age of 17, she becomes the first racket of Romania.
At age 15, Halep started playing in adult tennis, receiving a wildcard from local organizers. At one of the tournaments in Romania, Simona is gaining her first success in adult tennis.
In 2008, Romanian reached the ITF semi-final in Rimini. A year later, he reached the ITF finals in Croatian Makarska, began to stably make his way through qualification in the main draw of the WTA tournaments, and together with Begu took the first doubles title. End of 2009 season Halep finishes in TOP-200.
2010 begins for Halep with access to the main draw of the Australian Open and defeat in 1 round, reaching the 14 finals of the prestigious tournament in Marbella, the final in Fes. The semi-final in the Spanish Biarritz allows Simone to enter the TOP 100 for the first time. As a result, she ends the season at a record 82 positions in the ranking.
The next season, the Romanian spends rather stably and ends in TOP-40. Halep made significant progress in 2012-13, when he reached the final of the tournament in Brussels, won in Nuremberg, Hertogenbosch, New Haven, Moscow and the Final Championship in Sofia. Simon finished the season in 11th place.
The beginning of 2014 was not very successful for Halep, she was pursued by injuries. But in the summer she returns and for the first time reaches the semi-finals of Roland Garros and the quarter-finals of Wimbledon. Then she won the home tournament in Bucharest and reached the final of the World Cup Final, where she lost to Serena Williams.
In 2016, Halep reached the semi-finals in Cincinnati, Wuhan and the US Open quarter-finals. In general, the season for the Romanian was average.
The following season, she was waiting for success at the prestigious Madrid tournament on the ground, the finals in Rome, the finals at Roland Garros, where she was a clear favorite and sensationally lost to Ostapenko. But anyway, after the Grand Slam final, Romanian becomes number one in the BTA ranking.
In 2018, Simone reached the final of the Australian Open, took the title in Shenzhen, won the Roland Garros (the only victory in the Grand Slam), in Montreal.
The current Australian Open is developing for the third racket of the world Simone Halep. The path to his quarter-finals went without given sets, played out, did not spend too much time and energy.
There were expectations that in the last two matches at the tournament Putintseva and Mertens would create many problems for the Romanian tennis player. However, Simon was able to adjust and impose his game on two tennis players who preach a different style of play. Kazakhstani tennis player allowed to take only five games (6-1, 6-4). Against Mertens, the result was a standard victory (6-4, 6-4).
It is seen during the tournament that Halep adds. In the game against Mertens, only eight unforced errors were made. She perfectly used the mistakes of her opponent to her advantage. Tactically competently worked on the court, the backhand is already at the height of Simone. Psychologically, convincing victories added to the confidence of the Romanian tennis player.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In two personal meetings, Halep won.
- According to the tournament bracket in Melbourne, Halep did not give a single set in four matches.
- Kontaveit twice gave sets to rivals during the tournament.
Anett Kontaveit vs Simona Halep Prediction
Simona Halep has yet to drop a set in this year’s Australian Open and will be aiming to maintain that record as she faces Anett Kontaveit.
Simone Halep after the departure of many favorites of the tournament has a chance of a title. Before the quarterfinal battles, Romanian is second in the list of favorites for bookmakers to win the tournament.
Significantly adds to the reliability and stability of the game during the Halep tournament. Against Kontaveit twice successfully played in 2017 on hard and on the ground. It was Halep who spent less energy on the way to the quarter-finals. We offer a prediction for the victory of the favorite with a small minus handicap for games.
Our prediction Halep will win.