Follow the Tennis match between Kiki Bertens and Anett Kontaveit live. The match starts at 10:00 on 09 January 2020. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
Last season was definitely the best in Bertens’ career, but most of her victories in small tournaments. The exception was Masters in Madrid, where she played at some incredible level and won such a coveted title. At the “Grand Slams” the representative of the Netherlands took off in the first circles. But at the same time, it was possible not only to debut in the top 10 but also to set a personal record in the ranking – 4 position. It’s no secret that Kiki is successful only on viscous courts, but last year she managed to get results on even hard indoor, as evidenced by the victory at the WTA tournament in St. Petersburg. Until recently, the tennis player fought for getting to the Final, but as a result, she went as a substitute player and still got to the court (there were no chances to get into the playoff stage). It is expected that towards the end of the season Bertens slowed down significantly, since at this level she has no experience of performing, and without this in any way. At the moment, Bertens is facing difficult times, because now he has to defend last year’s results, and this is unlikely to be possible and needs to be blocked (this can be done on the “Big Helmets”, where a huge number of rating points are being played).
Kontaveit definitely able to achieve much in the world of tennis. After all, she is a universal player and does not have obvious weaknesses or strengths. It has in its arsenal and a powerful pitch, due to which it is gaining light points. In the draws, the Estonian is trying to act in a variety of ways, so she does not focus on anything specific (attack or defense). Anette sees the court perfectly, reads the game of her rivals, and has good speed. What Kontaveit really lacks is stability, it cannot produce results at a distance, if it shoots at the same tournament, then it must be shown for several weeks in an expressionless game. If in young years this situation was more or less clear, now the tennis player has tremendous experience in performing at a high level, but she has not gotten rid of this problem. Recall that Kontaveit takes 26th place in the WTA ranking, but it was already in the top 10 (highest position – 14) but failed to protect points. It’s hard to even imagine what can be expected from the Estonian this season, but you need to consider that she has to defend a lot of rating points.
Statistics and personal meetings
Tennis players met three times on the court, an advantage on the side of Kiki Bertens, who won two victories.
Kiki Bertens vs Anett Kontaveit Predictions
Both tennis players have played one match each season. Bertens coped with the attacking power of Yastremsky, and Kontaveit quite easily and naturally closed Xie Su-Wei. Often the matches between the girls are held in a bitter struggle (the last two ended in 3 sets). There are no prerequisites for someone to win an easy victory in this confrontation, especially considering the factor of lack of game practice. It’s best not to guess with the winner, but to bet on the total more.