In the second round of the tournament in Adelaide on January 14, Yastremska and Kerber will play among themselves for the first time in their careers. In the prediction for the match, we are trying to assess the chances of tennis players to win.
The 2020 season, Dayana Yastremska began with a defeat. In the first round of the tournament in Brisbane, the Ukrainian tennis player lost to Kiki Bertens (4-6, 6-1, 3-6). In the prediction for that match, we noted that for the aggressive manner of playing Dayana, you need game practice, it is hard to expect a reliable game immediately in the first match after a break.
In Adelaide, the first victory for Yastremska has already come. In two sets Babosh won (7-5, 6-3). She was able to work reliably on her serve, not a single opponent had a breakpoint. I used my chances at the reception and was ready to continue further the tournament path.
The second part of the 2019 season turned out to be unsuccessful for Kerber. Rolled back in the ranking to 18th position.
The first match of 2020 in Brisbane was also not the most convincing. In the game against Stosur she fought, had excellent chances to take the first set, but in the end, she lost on two tie-breaks (6-7, 6-7). It was noticeable that there wasn’t enough power in the game, Samantha managed to get behind many balls and punched, pushing Angelica through force.
In Angelique at the start of Jiang Wang, the opponent did not already have such an advantage, but there were many unforced errors. It was possible for Kerber to outplay such a far from optimal opponent now (6-1, 6-3).
Statistics and personal meetings
- Tennis players have never played among themselves.
- At the start of 2020, both Yastremska and Kerber won one match each.
Dayana Yastremska vs Angelique Kerber Prediction
In the upcoming match in the line of bookmakers, there is no pronounced favorite. An equal match is expected. Indeed, it is not easy in this confrontation to decide on a favorite and choose a bet. We propose to emphasize that it is not so easy for Kerber to play against physically powerful tennis players acting in an aggressive manner.
Dayana Yastremskaya already worked well against Babosh, even though the Hungarian played poorly at the reception level. Potentially, the representative of Ukraine can also add to the second game in the tournament.