Vondrousova returned to the tour after a serious injury, which led to the fact that the Czech woman was forced to lay on the operating table. The tennis player goes from tournament to tournament and tries in every possible way to find her playing rhythm, but so far there have been no successes.
In the last match of the first gaming day on February 17 in Dubai, Vondrousova and Sevastova will play among themselves. In the prediction for the match, we evaluate the chances of tennis players to enter the second round.
At what time are Marketa Vondrousova vs Anastasija Sevastova to play?
The game time is February 17, 2020, at 08:30 PM GST.
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Marketa Vondrousova takes the 17th position and Anastasija Sevastova takes the 41st position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Marketa Vondrousova have?
Marketa Vondrousova has won 58% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Anastasija Sevastova have?
Anastasija Sevastova has won 51.6% of the games as a favorite.
Last season was the best in the career of Vondrousova. All this is due to success on the ground, where the tennis player at many large tournaments fought for the title. The Czech managed to create a sensation at the French Open, where she made it to the finals, but failed to control her nerves and defeated Barty.
Further, continuous problems began, first a recession, and then a serious wrist injury. Marketa wanted to avoid the operation in every possible way, but she only lost time and then still lay on the operating table. Now the girls need to be patient and work hard on themselves.
Very confidently, with two wins, she returned to the tour after an operation on the wrist of Marketa Vondrousova. I managed to reach the quarter-finals at the tournament in Adelaide. However, further, it was not so simple.
On Australian, Open Vondrousova lost in the first round of Kuznetsova (2-6, 6-4, 4-6). In St. Petersburg, the Czech tennis player also lost in the fight in the first match Tomlyanovich (6-3, 3-6, 4-6). Despite a great desire, not everything turns out on the court at the Market. Nevertheless, bookmakers continue to believe in the Czech Republic and, even against the backdrop of recent failures, are leading it as a favorite.
Sevastova repeatedly completed her professional career. But when she returned to the tour for the third time, she began performing at the highest level. Anastasia stands out for her unique style of play because she constantly tries to twist and cut the ball, thereby preventing opponents from possibly accented punches. Then no one expected this from the Latvian, but now the rivals even before going to court know what Anastasia will do and how to resist her.
The first victory in the 2020 season came to Anastasia Sevastova only after a series of four consecutive defeats. But it was a loud Victoria in the Federation Cup match over Serena Williams (7-6, 3-6, 7-6).
After matches for the national team, the Latvian tennis player withdrew from the tournament in St. Petersburg, purposefully preparing for the start in Dubai. The last resounding success with Sevastova here was in 2017 when she was able to reach the semifinals. In 2018 and 2019, the Latvian tennis player lost in the opening matches.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In a single personal meeting, the victory went to Vondroushova.
- In the 2020 season, Vondrousova won two out of five matches
- Sevastova this season won only one match and lost four matches.
Marketa Vondrousova vs Anastasija Sevastova Predictions
It is not surprising that Marketa suffered three defeats in a row in recent matches, because the Czech, nevertheless, is better able to play on the ground than on hard, although she positions herself as a universal tennis player. Last year, Marketa has not played since July, skipping the last part of the season, which affected the difficult start of the current one.
Sevastova is heavily drawn into the beginning of the season. A series of defeats lowered Anastasia immediately to 14 positions and now she is in 41st place in the WTA ranking. Nevertheless, the victory over Serena Williams in the last match gives hope for a glimpse in this hopeless darkness.
At the moment, both tennis players are not in good shape, so we would not argue that Vondrousova looks much better than Sevastova. We believe that the upcoming match will be held in an equal fight.