In the unexpected quarterfinal of the Australian Open on January 28, Sofia Kenin and Ons Jabeur will play among themselves. We propose in the prediction for the match to assess the prospects of tennis players to reach the semifinals.
At what time does the Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur play?
The game time is January 28, 2020, at 11:00 AM AEDT.
What are player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Sofia Kenin takes the 15th positions and Ons Jabeur takes the 78th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses do the Sofia Kenin have?
Sofia Kenin has won 70.7% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses do the Ons Jabeur have?
Ons Jabeur has won 63.3% of games as a favorite.
Bet and win
For the first time in her career, Sofia Kenin will play in the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam.
The last two matches were not easy at the tournament for Kenin. I had to play against the excellent form Zhang Shuai (7-5, 7-6) and Corey Gauff (6-7, 6-3, 6-0). She played her tennis, showing a balanced game both in attack and on the backline.
In the last game against Gauff, the experience of Kenin affected, although the tennis player was only 21 years old. Let us single out a high percentage of hits with Sofia as the first goal (75% against Zhang Shuai and 73% against Gauff). This greatly helps the American take games on her pitch.
Until 2020, Ons Jaber never in her career overcame the barrier of the first round. This time, the representative of Tunisia immediately stepped into the quarter-finals and did not seem to be going to stop.
The tournament grid in Melbourne near Gills on the way to the quarter-finals was not an easy one. In three of four matches, Ons was in the role of the underdog of bookmakers. And if the victory at the start over Contoy (6-4, 6-2) and Garcia (1-6, 6-2, 6-3) did not cause too much surprise, then successful matches against Wozniacki (7-5, 3-6, 7-5) and Jiang Wang (7-6, 6-1) confirmed the randomness of Ons achievements.
In the game against Jiang Wang, the first set became decisive when Jaber returned to the game first from the score 1-4, and then from the setball with the score 4-5. Then the Chinese tennis player gave up.
The gill plays powerfully, striking the ball hard. Against Wozniacki and Jiang Wang, Ons helped a lot. Kenin will not have such a tangible advantage, given that the American herself is able to respond powerfully and play more stably.
The history of personal meetings shows this in many ways. In two of the three fully played matches, Jabeur lost. And the last defeat was last year in Hobart (6-7, 3-6).
Statistics and personal meetings
- Kenin leads in personal meetings 2-1.
- In Melbourne, on the way to the quarterfinals, Kenin gave only one set.
- The gill in the tournament bracket Australian Open twice gave sets to rivals.
- In the last personal meeting in 2019, Kenin won.
Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur Prediction
In the line of bookmakers, Kenin is in the role of the favorite of the match. We expect that the American tennis player will be able to confirm this status.
In the 1/8 final match against Jiang Wang, the Chinese woman didn’t have enough to take the starting set. Due to a more powerful game, Jaber was able to deploy the game in his favor. Now we have to play against Kenin, who can herself answer and punch powerfully, but at the same time make much fewer mistakes when attacking. In personal meetings, we also see the advantage of Sofia. We offer a prediction for the victory of the favorite with a small handicap for games.
Our prediction Kenin will win.