The winner of the Australian Open – Sofia Kenin on February 18 starts in Dubai with a match against Elena Rybakina. Who to bet on? – Check our free prediction.
At what time are Sofia Kenin and Elena Rybakina to play?
The game time is February 18, 2020, at 19:00 (GMT+4).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Sofia Kenin takes the 7th position and Elena Rybakina takes the 19th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Sofia Kenin have?
Sofia Kenin has won 77% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Elena Rybakina have?
Elena Rybakina has won 83% of the games as a favorite.
After the trophy at the Australian Open, Sofia Kenin played only two matches for the national team in the Federation Cup. Confidently dealt with Sevastova (6-2, 6-2). But in the match against Ostapenko, she unexpectedly lost (3-6, 6-2, 2-6).
In Dubai, Kenin performed only once. Last season I was able to reach the third round, losing to Kuzmova (6-1, 5-7, 2-6). She missed the win then. Now Sofia has much more experience.
Kenin definitely did something impossible at the Australian Open. After all, even during the tournament no one could even imagine that the American will be able to reach the final and win the title. Kenin stands out from hier peers because she thinks on the court, and this is now a rarity. She can easily change her playing style and rebuild during the match. Thanks to this, the representative of America outplayed Mugurusu in the Australian Open final.
Sofia is now in the top 10 and is under serious pressure. It’s unclear whether she will be able to progress under such conditions.
In the 2020 season, Elena Rybakina’s account already has three assets in the finals of WTA tournaments. She managed to win a trophy at the tournament in Hobart.
Last week, Elena left a lot of strength in St. Petersburg. She had five fights, losing in the final to Bertens (1-6, 3-6).
In Dubai, other conditions, different coverage, will have to play outdoors. Will the representative of Kazakhstan be able to adapt immediately after the hall of St. Petersburg?
Rybakina continues to amaze, especially this season, as almost every tournament performs in the final stages and is fighting for the titles. Of course, there are a lot of questions for Elena’s game, because the Kazakh woman can only hit the ball with all her strength and go to the net. In addition, Elena is completely dependent on the pitch and if the first ball disappears, then she starts to get nervous and make many mistakes.
Betting Tips Statistics
- Before that, Kenin and Rybakin didn’t play among themselves.
- For the first time in her career, Rybakina will play at a tournament in Dubai.
- Kenin defends points for last year’s third round in Dubai.
Sofia Kenin vs Elena Rybakina Predictions
Rybakin left too much strength and energy in St. Petersburg Cup. Kenin is able to play powerfully and respond to strong punches performed by Elena. We expect that in the upcoming match the factor of fatigue and the transition to other conditions will affect. We offer a prediction for a convincing win to Kenin.
Now Sofia just had to take advantage of this and act on the court as calmly as possible.
- Our prediction: Sofia Kenin will win