In one of the matches of the second round on February 13 in St. Petersburg, Vekic and Alexandrova will play among themselves. Croatian tennis player has an active victory in a personal meeting. At the moment, Vekic is not in his best shape. After all, the Croat in recent months has noticeably slowed down and because of this lost many important matches. But in St. Petersburg, Donna has no right to make a mistake, since she has to defend last year’s final.
Will Donna be able to do this? – read in our prediction.
At what time does Donna Vekic vs Ekaterina Alexandrova play?
The game time is February 13, 2020, at 12:30 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Donna Vekic takes the 23d positions and Ekaterina Alexandrova takes the 28th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Donna Vekic have?
Donna Vekic has won 72.5% 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.
Over the past year and a half, Vekic has become a completely different tennis player. After all, she radically changed her game and if earlier she acted exclusively aggressively on the court, now she conducts lengthy rallies and scores points in a sticky game. At the first opportunity, Donna tries to aggravate, as she has a cannon strike from forehand. Do not forget about the serve, as on the first ball she does not even feel resistance from her rivals. Where the Croat really sags so far, it’s in stability, because Vekic is not able to perform at the same level for a long time.
In the 2019 season, Donna Vekic shone in St. Petersburg, was able to reach the final. Only Kiki Bertens then stopped the Croatian tennis player in the title match.
At the current tournament, Vekic started with a convincing victory over Christie Wan (6-4, 6-1). Only at the start of the match were there hints of a fight, but gradually during the fight Donna played out and won a well-deserved victory.
Alexandrova began this season by winning the debut tournament in the WTA round. However, no matter how the tennis player did not try to improve the results at the Masters or Grand Slams, but so far there has been no success. All for the reason that the Russian woman is not yet able to compete with eminent rivals who know how to make her make mistakes. After all, Ekaterina acts on the court exclusively in an attacking manner and tries to aggravate with every blow.
Before the start match of Ekaterina Alexandrova in St. Petersburg against Kasatkina, we expressed our fears in our forecast that it would not be easy to immediately adapt to Ekaterina after difficult matches in Romania for the national team. Indeed, it was not easy, but physically now the Russian woman is perfectly ready and passed the test (6-4, 3-6, 6-4).
Before the game with Vekic there was a day for rest and recovery. Against attacking rivals Alexandrova plays well on fast surfaces. In the current season, Alexandrova suffered only one defeat, losing in the third round to Australian Open Kvitova (1-6, 2-6).
Betting Tips Statistics
- Vekic defeated Alexandrova in a personal meeting in 2017.
- In 2020, Aleksandrova won ten matches out of eleven.
- Vekic in 2020 played eight matches in which she won five victories.
The match will definitely be stubborn. But if Vekic began to act more diverse, then Aleksandrova experiences all the same difficulties as before. In addition, Ekaterina is psychologically unstable and can choke on her own mistakes. Donna arrived at the tournament in a few days, adapted to local conditions and courts. You can not say about Alexandrova, who only after performances in the Federation Cup.
Vekic will win due to freshness and a more reliable game.