At the start of the tournament in Adelaide on January 14, Kiki Bertens and Maria Sakkari will play among themselves. Kiki performed more successfully in Osaka last week. Who starts with a victory? – get acquainted with our prediction for the match.
The start of the 2020 season was not easy for Kiki Bertens. However, they managed to prove themselves well.
Last week in Brisbane I played three matches against serious rivals by the standards of WTA, won two victories. First, she coped with the attacks of Yastremskaya (6-4, 1-6, 6-3). Following in the same style, Contaveit outplayed (6-3, 2-6, 7-5). In the quarterfinal then she could not survive the game with Osaka (3-6, 6-3, 3-6).
We can’t say that Kiki showed her best tennis right from the first tournament, but overall she’s not bad ready, she showed herself excellently in her serve in the game with Naomi (she took 85% of the points in the first serve).
Last week, Maria Sakkari was not able to interrupt her series of defeats, which has been stretching since last season and currently has five matches. Missed then completely Asian autumn part of the season, Mary.
In Brisbane, in the very first match, Sakkari had to play against Naomi Osaki (2-6, 7-6, 3-6). Despite the set, during the whole match, there was a noticeable advantage of the Japanese tennis player, who in the third installment managed to deploy the match in her favor, although at the start she gave up her pitch.
Maria could not oppose Osaka at the reception, she took only 30% of the points, made one break. We don’t think that against Kiki he will be able to work more confidently in this indicator.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In six personal meetings, tennis players have an equality of 3-3.
- Of the three face-to-face meetings on Hard, two wins were on account of Bertens.
Kiki Bertens vs Maria Sakkari Game Predictions
In the role of a small favorite in the line of bookmakers, Bertens goes to the match. We agree with such quotes. In Brisbane, Kiki got a good game practice, showed character and desire to win. In many respects, Bertens worked more reliable and convincing than Mary. We offer a forecast for the victory of the representative of the Netherlands.
Our prediction is Bertens victory