Sakkari loses almost every match in the course of the meeting, but then suddenly comes to her senses at the most critical moment and makes an incredible comeback. But it can’t last that long and Maria has to add to her game.
Will Sakkari be able to fight Sabalenka? – Read our prediction below.
At what time are Maria Sakkari and Aryna Sabalenka to play?
The game time is February 26, 2020, at 05:30 (UTC+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Maria Sakkari takes the 6th position and Aryna Sabalenka takes the 37th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Maria Sakkari have?
Maria Sakkari has won 59.3% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Aryna Sabalenka have?
Aryna Sabalenka has won 64.3% of the games as a favorite.
Greek tennis player is the 20 racket of the world. Sakkari got off to a pretty good start this season, with 14 matches on her account, in which she scored 9 wins and 5 defeats. In the first round Maria had difficulties with her opponent from the second hundred rating, she almost lost to Tereza Martincova. However, in the second set she was able to gather and turn the outcome in her favor.
Playing against Sakkari one can never relax, because, despite the score, the Greek representative always wrestles to the last. Every second or third win is a comeback from Maria. Of course, the tennis player pleasantly surprises by her will to win. The only problem is that Sakkari herself leads to a situation where there is nowhere to retreat and every mistake can be fatal. And it’s because of Maria’s overly defensive manner of playing. After all, she gives the ball to her opponents from the very first draw and runs from corner to corner, without even trying to counterattack it. She should try more often to dictate their conditions on the court, not to depend on the mistakes of opponents.
Sabalenka is completely dependent on his coach Tursunov. With his presencs, the Belarusian does her best on the court and behaves in a disciplined manner. In his absence, the tennis player acts chaotically on the court, because every shot is put to the maximum, and if something fails, he starts to act even more aggressively. But if from the forband Arina aggravates confidently and with minimal marriage, then from the backend balls fly around, except on the court. We should not forget that Sobolenko is completely dependent on his pitch.
The Belarusian athlete takes 13th place in the WTA ranking table. It should be noted that Sobolenko has prepared well for this season, as evidenced by the statistics of the last competitions. In the opening match Arina had difficulties with Anette Contaveit, but she managed to cope with them, thanks to which she came to the second round. It should be noted that the Belarusian has a powerful serve, but often makes double mistakes.
Betting Tips Statistics
- The athletes met 3 times with each other with Aryna winning 2 times
- This year Sakkari played against Sabalenka in 1/16 Finals in Dubai a week ago when Aryna got her second victory against the Greek
- Both athletes have two losses in their latest 5 games
Maria Sakkari vs Aryna Sabalenka Predictions
Just the other day they had already met each other in Dubai, then Sabalenka came out the winner in three sets. We assume that today we will have a similar scenario. Hard cover is not suitable for Maria Sakkari, because she is used to playing on clay with her style of .
- Our prediction: Aryna Sabalenka Will Win.