In the final of Qatar WTA tournament Petra Kvitova and Aryna sabalenka will fight to accomplish the desirable title. Both of the ladies now are out of WTA top-10. Who will make more effort to achieve the win? – Consult our prediction
At what time are Petra Kvitova and Aryna Sabalenka to play?
The game time is February 28, 2020, at 06:00 PM (UTC+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Petra Kvitova takes the 11th position and Aryna Sabalenka takes the 13th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kvitova have?
Petra Kvitova has won 55.4% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Sabalenka have?
Aryna Sabalenka has won 64.3% of the games as a favorite.
Petra on the way to the finals managed to beat the first racket of the world, and this is very significant. In the match against Barty Kvitova, she completed 7 aces, made 3 doubles, won 64% of the draws on her first serve, 53% on the second serve, 4 break points, but also she missed her 4 times serve as well. And according to statistics and the score and the game – the duel turned out to be very equal. Nevertheless, the Czech tennis player came out the winner.
Kvitova had a great start this season, reached the final stages of the Australian series of tournaments. In St. Petersburg, she was not able to come more than 1/4 final due to the illnes. Then the tennis player had to miss the tournament in Dubai, where the that last year Kvitova sadly lost Bencic in the final. But Petra has already gained a good condition during the tournament bracket in Doha.
There’s no doubt that Kvitova will still have a chance to win the Grand Slam tournament. But recent seasons are failing for Petra, because she has a lot of problems off the court all the time, and this is negatively reflected not only in her results, but also in the game itself. In addition, the tennis player reached the point where she couldn’t even play a few matches in the tournament at a high level and could lose to any opponent on a level playing field. That’s why Kvitova began to change, first she lost weight to be more mobile on the court, and now she’s trying not to risk in games, but to hold the ball more.
For the third year in a row, the representative of Belarus has been holding steady in the top 15, although she is extremely unstable and after series of setbacks she may do a successful tournament. For example, last season, when Aryna began to devote more time to doubles, the results alone noticeably worsened.
Sabalenka had problems at the start of this year, the tennis player did not defend the title in Shenzhen, losing to Kristina Pliskova in 1/8, and in the Australian series of tournaments she lost to Yastremska and Suarez-Navarro (not the strongest opponents).
In Doha the Belarusian tennis player made a step forward and reached the semifinals. Of the three winning matches in the tournament she did not have any difficultiesonly only against Sakkari (6-3, 6-0). In matches with Kontaveit (7-5, 2-6, 7-5) and Zheng Saisai (3-6, 7-6, 6-3), it was not possible to play stably. Moreover, in the game with the representative of China, Aryna was close to defeat, but she dealed with the rival.
Sabalenka has been criticized for many years, and the reason is that the Belarusian is able to get results at the highest level, but stomped on the spot. The reason is banal, because Aryna can’t take control. The tennis player tries to shoot from the most difficult positions on the flight and in most cases it all ends in a huge number of errors. In addition, Sabalenka in difficult situations is extremely prone to nervous breakdowns and when she begins to break rackets, this is the beginning of the end.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Sabalenka has a 10:4 record on the hard court.
- This tournament is the first for Sabalenka in Doha.
- Kvitova leads in personal fights – 2:1.
Kvitova vs Sabalenka Predictions
Sabalenka is in a good conditions, the Belarussian talented lady showcased substantial results on the tournament in Doha, but we predict that it will impossibly difficult for her to deal with Kvitova now. Petra is more experienced and we think that she knows how to deal with the Belarussian youngster.
- Our prediction: Petra Kvitova will win