The last launch on February 11 in St. Petersburg will be a match between Kasatkina and Alexandrova. More recently, Kasatkina was called the future first racket of the world. After all, she performed at the highest level, defeated the strongest and rapidly progressed. But now this is nothing, as she is approaching a flight to the top 200.
Who will win the Russian tennis derby? – get acquainted with the opinion of our tennis expert.
At what time does Daria Kasatkina vs Ekaterina Alexandrova play?
The game time is February 11, 2020, at 04:45 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Daria Kasatkina takes the 71st positions and Ekaterina Alexandrova takes the 28th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Daria Kasatkina have?
Daria Kasatkina has won 47.5% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Ekaterina Alexandrova have?
Ekaterina Alexandrova has won 69.5% of the games as a favorite.
Kasatkina is one of the most gifted tennis players on the tour. After all, she has in her arsenal a huge number of various strokes. But this is precisely what is her main problem, because where she needs to play as calmly and confidently as she can, she begins to do slurred things. This especially happens in situations where you need to make a quick decision. At the moment, Daria could not forget how to play, she only lost confidence in her own abilities and because of this she behaves on the court squeezed, makes a lot of mistakes.
Long gone are the days when Daria Kasatkina was the tenth racket of the world, reaching the semi-finals of the tournament in St. Petersburg (2018). At the moment, the Russian woman is in 71th position in the WTA ranking.
Last season in St. Petersburg, Kasatakina played in the quarterfinals. Then the Russian woman was supposed to start from the second round, but Maria Sharapova withdrew from the match. As a result, without a match played, the tennis player reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to Zvonareva (3-6, 6-7). In case of failure in the first round this year, Daria will be closer and closer to losing the place in the top 100.
Over the past two seasons, Alexandrova added in all game aspects. The Russian woman became psychologically more stable and more at the first difficulties she does not break the racket, but on the contrary motivates herself to fight to the last. There is progress in the game, since at the beginning of her career Ekaterina from any position closed her eyes and thrashed at the relegation. Now he holds the ball and waits for the moment when he can proceed to the attack. Thanks to this, the tennis player wins small tournaments and takes 28th place in the WTA ranking.
Since last season, Ekaterina Alexandrova took over the baton from Daria. Now, many of the hopes of Russian tennis are connected with Ekaterina, who occupies 28th place in the WTA ranking.
In 2020, Alexandrova won the trophy of the tournament in Shenzhen, reached the third round at the Australian Open and helped the Russian team in the Federation Cup pass the Romanian team. Ekaterina has a complicated game schedule. After the Saturday match for the national team in Romania against Bogdan (7-5, 3-6, 7-5), the Russian tennis player will play in St. Petersburg.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Girls met at the end of last season. Then Kasatkina held the match at a high level and got a comfortable victory in two sets.
- In St. Petersburg, Kasatkina and Alexandrova defend points for last year’s quarterfinals.
A lot in the upcoming match will depend on Kasatkina. After all, if he can keep Alexandrova on the back line and not throw the ball on the racket, then the fight will definitely be stubborn. But Ekaterina is now full of self-confidence, since only a day ago she helped the Russian team to defeat the Romanian, while demonstrating an excellent game.
Ekaterina Alexandrova is much more successful in starting the start of the 2020 season and is a well-deserved favorite in the line of bookmakers. Last year, in a personal meeting in Beijing, Ekaterina was also a favorite, but Daria was able to win (6-4, 6-3).
Alexandrova had difficult matches for the national team in Romania, not so much time to prepare for a performance in St. Petersburg. It may take some time to adapt. Based on the quoted quotes, we offer a forecast for the set from Kasatkina.
Our prediction is Kasatkina’s victory.