On February 20, a match will be held as part of the WTA championship, in which Petra Martic will go to court, and Anett Kontaveit will confront this match.This season there were no personal meetings between opponents, and in the past two passed at once. In them, Petra and Anett won one victory each time, and each time there was a stubborn struggle, so the win was obtained with a minimal advantage.
At what time are Martic vs Kontaveit to play?
The game time is February 20, 2020, at 19:00 UTC+4:00.
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Petra Martic takes the 15th position and Anett Kontaveit takes the 24th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Martic have?
Petra Martic has won 82.3% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Kontaveit have?
Anett Kontaveit has won 67.1% of the games as a favorite.
For the fifteenth racket of the world, the beginning of the season is not so easy. The Croatian team did not start the season, before this tournament she had never reached the third round, while losing to not the strongest rivals.
At the tournament in Auckland, Petra lost already in the second round to Alize Korn, at the Australian Open also in the second round – Julia Goerges, and at the low-prestigious tournament in Hua Hin, she lost at the start. It is unlikely that Martic can be proud of his results this season.
If you look at the dimensions of Martic, you can falsely think that she goes to court only with all her strength to hit the ball and serve. But in fact, everything is not so (even though she knows how), because the Croatian woman stands out with an incredible sense of the ball, thanks to which she can make a dizzying combination or perform a very difficult blow at the most unexpected moment. After all, Petra masterfully wields cut and shortened strokes, due to which she can keep the ball in court for a long time and knock down the rivals of the game rhythm.
The main problem of Petra is that she lacks stability in her innings. A Croatian is used to playing on a slow surface (clay), it’s hard for her to adapt to hardy, although she has good technique.
Kontaveit is ranked 24th in the WTA ranking table. She didn’t start this year in the best way, but in the last month she gained an excellent game form. She demonstrated phenomenal results at the Australian Open, won several sensational victories. She managed to reach the quarter finals, but there she lost to Simona Halep in two sets. The huge difference in class and the lack of proper experience affected.
In a difficult derby with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Anette came out victorious. For Anastasia, it was rather a match of unrealized opportunities, in each of the sets the Russian woman led a break, and in the second set she had setballs at all, but the confident game of the Estonian did not allow Pavlyuchenkova to win the set. Anette gave a very good quality tennis, because the opponent on the other side of the court played very well.
There can be no complaints about the game Kontaveit, because although she preaches attacking tennis, she is able to move behind the back line and act as the second number. But when it comes to the fighting character of the Estonian, there are already many questions. Anette performed in the final stages of the largest tournaments, defeated top rivals, but did not learn how to concentrate on each match.
Such a tendency happens regularly when a tennis player enters the court and from the first games she cannot break the ball through the net. At the same time, during the meeting, she does not even think of changing anything, but continues to methodically shell outs.
Betting Tips Statistics
- The girls will meet for the first time on the court.
- Anette Kontaveit has played 26 games in the open hard over the past year.
- On average, Anett made 0.26 aces for the game, and missed 0.32 aces from her opponents.
- Petra Martic played 28 matches in an open hard for the year.
- On average, Martic performed 0.34 aces for the game, and received 0.31 aces from her rivals.
Martic vs Kontaveit Predictions
In this confrontation, I advise you to play the victory of the Estonian tennis player taking into account the negative handicap for games (-2).
Throughout the tournament, Anette demonstrates the game much more stable than her opponent. In addition, the Estonian woman had a difficult grid, unlike the Croatian one.
These athletes have never crossed each other, but Martic is clearly not in the most optimal form of play, as evidenced by her statistics of extreme matches. Over the past 2 meetings, she saved 20 break points, this suggests that she has certain problems in her innings.
- Our prediction: Anett Kontaveit Will Win.