At the tournament in Doha on February 27, Zheng Saisai and Aryna Sabalenka will determine the semi-finalist.
At this tournament, Sabalenka makes her fans definitely happy, because she stopped finishing draws with one blow and even holds the ball at the expense of the cut kicks, which is really something new in the performance of the Belarusian.
Will she be able to continue performing at this level? – Read it in our prediction
At what time are Aryna Sabalenka and Zheng Saisai to play?
The game time is February 27, 2020, at 03:30 PM (UTC+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Aryna Sabalenka takes the 13th positions and Zheng Saisai takes the 37th positions in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Aryna Sabalenka have?
Aryna Sabalenka has won 64.84% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Zheng Saisai have?
Zheng Saisai has won 59.89% of the games as a favorite.
Aryna is the 13th racket in the world. Over the last month Sabalenka held 7 confrontations, of which only two were lost, both by tennis players from the top ten. It is safe to say that she is in good game form and shows excellent results. It should be noted that the Belarusian athlete had a difficult draw, but she managed to reach the quarterfinals. In the first round she defeated Anett Kontaveit in three sets and then defeated Maria Sakkari (2-0).
Aryna Sabalenka played two games at a tournament in Doha. In the first match against Kontaveit (7-5, 2-6, 7-5) there was a lot of failures in the game of the Belarusian tennis player and she could not play stably on her serve.
In the second round against Sakkari it was much easier for Aryna to pass (6-3, 6-0). Everything worked out on Sabalenka’s court. She immediately seized the initiative and imposed her game. The opponent was clearly lost and did not know what to do against such Aryna.
Sabalenka has to work on his game. After all, the Belarusian is able to fight to lead the WTA tour, not in every major tournament to fail, as there is serious competition. But this is not the most important thing either, because Aryna loses to everyone on the Grand Slam because she can’t hold many matches on the same level. In addition, Sabalenka needs hints from the coach, who constantly goes to the court and calms her down. And there’s no such possibility at Tennis Majors. If Aryna can at least keep the ball in the court, she will start a new stage in her career.
The Chinese athlete was placed on 37th place in the WTA ranking table. In this tournament she is not expected to reach the final, no one believes in her, but she continues to beat her opponents. In the opening stand-off Zheng destroyed Vera Zvonareva in two sets, and then in a stubborn struggle Zheng snatched victory over Kiki Bertens. It is worth noting that in the first set Saisai got the advantage, but then lost 3 pitches in a row. This indicates that she lacked stability.
There were no serious preconditions for Zheng Saisai to be able to beat Bertens on equal terms. However, Zheng Saisai, starting from the second set, was able to establish her reception, adapting to Kiki’s serve and turned the game in her favour (3-6, 6-3, 6-4).
Zheng Saisai’s technical arsenal allows her to play in a variety of ways, punching deep under the back line, which is inconvenient for attacking opponents.
Sabalenka vs Saisai Predictions
The Chinese is unable to compete with the Belarusian at the moment. Of course, Zheng made a sensation in the last round, but she was lucky there. Saisai doesn’t have a powerful serve, she’s pretty good at pointing, she controls the ball well, and she plays flawlessly at the net, but that’s not enough. We are sure that she will have problems at the reception, as Aryna has a strong serve and a high first ball percentage.
- Our prediction: Aryna Sabalenka Will Win.