The first seeding number at the tournament in St. Petersburg Belinda Bencic February 12 in the second round will play against Svetlana Kuznetsova. We offer a prediction for a match with the participation of a Russian tennis player.
At what time does Belinda Bencic vs Svetlana Kuznetsova play?
The game time is February 12, 2020, at 06:30 PM MSK.
What are player’s positions in ATP rankings?
Belinda Bencic takes the 5th positions and Svetlana Kuznetsova takes the 49th positions in ATP Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Belinda Bencic have?
Belinda Bencic has won 58.3% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Svetlana Kuznetsova have?
Svetlana Kuznetsova has won 55.9% of the games as a favorite.
In St. Petersburg, Belinda Bencic, as the first seeded, enters the fight immediately from the second round. This is not the first time a Swiss tennis player has performed at this tournament. The most successful tournament was in 2016 when it was possible to reach the finals.
The Swiss were seeded at the tournament under the first number, so she begins her journey with the match of the second round on Wednesday. At the Australian Open, Belinda reached the third round, in which she lost to Anette Contaveit, then indistinctly played against the Canadians in the national team, losing one of two matches. However, before the tournament in St. Petersburg, Bencic had enough time to recover, namely four days of a pause after the games of the Federation Cup.
Last year, Bencic was not able to overcome the qualification in St. Petersburg. Over the past year, the tennis player has risen to fifth place in the WTA ranking, and there is no question of any qualifications. True, the upcoming match will be the first for Belinda in the hall. There may be problems with adaptation. Moreover, the rival is not easy for Bencic.
In 2017, Belinda Bencic already became the best on these courts, last season the Swiss took another title in Russia, becoming the owner of the Kremlin Cup.
The Russian woman came up to essentially a home tournament with an unenviable track record of five losses in the last six matches. True, there are glimpses in the game and the results of Svetlana, for example, the match against Marketa Vondroushova in the first round of AO, which was won in three games.
Svetlana Kuznetsova successfully started at the tournament in St. Petersburg with wins over Brady (6-3, 6-1). It took some time to get into the game, there was a struggle for the initiative at the start of the first set. Gradually, she found her game and approaches to her rival Svetlana and confidently brought the match to victory.
With Jennifer Brady, it was also difficult to wait for an easy match, the more surprising the score was 6:3; 6:1 in favor of Kuznetsova. Although during the meeting it was impossible to say that Svetlana’s actions were confident, she managed to make four double mistakes and provide the opponent with an opportunity to break seven times.
Note that the Russian woman played with a minimum number of unforced errors (only eight in two sets), tactically competently conducted her combinations. There was also a serious mood, a desire to play and fight. For the first time in the stands, her father was present at the match of Svetlana, the tennis player even burst into tears in an interview after the game from emotions overwhelming her. There is little doubt that in the game against Bencic Svetlana will play to win.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Of three personal meetings, Bencic won twice.
- In only one personal meeting did Kuznetsova leave without a set.
Belinda Bencic vs Svetlana Kuznetsova Predictions
For Bencic, the upcoming match will be the first in the hall this season. According to the starting game, Kuznetsova demonstrated good physical shape, a game with a minimal amount of marriage and a serious attitude to successful performance in St. Petersburg.
In personal meetings, there is no tangible advantage Bencic. The last match was played between tennis players last year in Madrid and ended with a difficult win of Belinda (7-6, 2-6, 6-3). We expect that Svetlana will impose a fight and take a set in the match.