Last year’s finalist of the tournament in St. Petersburg, Donna Vekic, on February 11, will start the match against Kristie Ahn. Vekic broke up with Stan Wawrinka and immediately began a new stage in his professional career. Indeed, over the past year she has seriously advanced in the ranking and added in each of the game aspects. An made her debut in the top 100, but any mistake and she flies to the top 200. Who needs a victory? We offer a prediction for the game.
At what time does Donna Vekic vs Kristie Ahn play?
The game time is February 11, 2020, at 12:30 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Donna Vekic takes the 23d positions and Kristie Ahn takes the 97th 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 Kristie Ahn have?
Kristie Ahn has won 37.5% of the games as a favorite.
At the moment, many players are trying to stylistically change. Indeed, almost everyone now knows how to close their eyes and invest in every blow to the maximum. And when it comes to holding the ball in the court and playing on the counterattack, some completely refuse to do it, while others simply do not know how. Vekic changed her mentor and did everything possible to diversify her game, and so far the Croatian woman cannot but rejoice with her success in this direction.
In recent years, Donna Vekic has regularly participated in the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy tournament. Last year, it turned out to reach the final. It was not possible then to beat Kiki Bertens in the decisive match (6-7, 4-6). At the January tournaments, the Croatian tennis player performed well, although there were no big successes. At the pre-helmet tournament in Adelaide, she reached the quarter-finals, and at Australian Open stopped in the third round, losing to Sventek (5-7, 3-6).
In St. Petersburg, everything is familiar to Vekic, there should be no problems with adaptation. As with motivation, there is still a defense of rating points for last year’s final.
An spent her entire career at ITF tournaments. And until the age of 27 she didn’t even have any experience playing on the WTA tour. But last season, the American woman first won several prestigious titles in the ITF tour and gained confidence. Then she boldly started going on the WTA tour and was not lost, as she advanced several times to the final stages, and this was enough for her debut in the top 100. Kristie promotes spectacular tennis, she moves perfectly on the court and holds the ball until then there is an opportunity to seize the initiative and sharpen.
American tennis player Kristie Ahn performs for the first time in St. Petersburg. I was able to overcome two rounds of qualification. However, in each match she experienced serious difficulties, did not differ in a stable game on her pitch. In the first qualifying match passed Valeriya Strakhova (6-2, 4-6, 6-3). Following overcame Tereza Martincova’s resistance (7-6, 6-4).
Betting Tips Statistics
- At the end of last season, tennis players have already met on the court. That match was held without any intrigue, because Donna Vekic won a landslide victory in two sets.
- In the only personal meeting in 2019, Vekic won with a handicap of (-8) games.
- In the 2020 season, Christy Ahn did not win a single match in the main draw of the WTA tournaments.
- Vekic in St. Petersburg defends points for last year’s finals
Last season, on hard in San Jose, Donna Vekic confidently outplayed Kristie Ahn (7-5, 6-0). Croatian tennis player plays aggressively, has a powerful first serve, which decently helps in matches on quick surfaces. Kristie Ahn will be hard to oppose something to such a game.
If in qualifying matches it was possible to return to the game due to reception, then against Vekic it will be difficult to do. We offer a forecast for a landslide victory of the favorite.
Our prediction is Vekic victory