The 24th racket of the world Anett Kontaveit, who has not lost for four consecutive matches, will compete with the 70th racket of the world, Sorana Cirstea, who in qualification was able to knock out such tennis players as Suarez Navaro and U. Gerges. Can Soran create another mini-sensation?
At what time are Sorana Cirstea vs Anett Kontaveit to play?
The game time is February 18, 2020, at 05:00 PM GST.
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Sorana Cirstea takes the 70th position and Anett Kontaveit takes the 24th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Sorana Cirstea have?
Sorana Cirstea has won 70.3% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Anett Kontaveit have?
Anett Kontaveit has won 67.1% of the games as a favorite.
Cirstea won the last two matches with the same score 2:1, well, this is not surprising, because the rivals were from the TOP 50. Sorana clearly will not be easier in this confrontation, because the 70th racket of the world ranking, which played very well in the Confederation Cup and now wants to win singles in tournaments, will play against her.
Sorana Cirstea, despite the high place in the world tennis ranking, is not among the favorites at this tournament, since last year there was a flight at an early stage. But, after a year, Sorana Cirstea can demonstrate her experience and ability to read the game, so this time the results will definitely not be so deplorable.
Now Sorana Cirstea is among the talented representatives of tennis, as progress is visible on the face, so now no one is surprised at the exits to the semi-finals and final matches. Yes, Cirstea does not yet have the titles of Soran, but this only proves that the 21st racket of the world is hungry for trophies and will demonstrate maximum motivation in every game.
In addition, this tournament is held on clay courts, and more than twenty matches have already been played on clay this season, so Sorana Cirstea will be able to feel confident about this coverage and will try to take advantage of her tactical advantages.
Although Anett Kontaveit is ranked 24th in the world ranking, she never won a serious tournament on hardcover, there are only two ITF rating tournaments. So, the Estonian tennis player does not shine with the game on this surface, but she spends the last matches at an excellent level.
Anett Kontaveit is too hot-tempered, which does not allow him to act stably on the court. In this match, you will again have to give vent to your emotions, as the opponent will have a serious, even better footwork. But, on the other hand, Anett Kontaveit confidently acts on the backline, so that shows a good level in the exchange of blows. Anett Kontaveit knows how to play in the hall on a hard surface, because if you take the last season, then there were seven such fights, of which six ended in wins.
Anett Kontaveit has a powerful serve, and although it does not differ in speed on the court, it demonstrates the constant variability of shots, so it is extremely difficult to predict the direction of the ball. Anett Kontaveit has no problems with motivation because although the tournament is not very significant, it is necessary to go as far as possible so as not to lose rating points.
Betting Tips Statistics
The last time tennis players played among themselves in 2016. Then, at a tournament in Poitiers (France), Kontaveit was able to overcome her upcoming opponent without any difficulty in two sets. Both tennis players have since added to the game and are currently higher in the standings. Let’s see if the game develops differently this time?
Sorana Cirstea vs Anett Kontaveit Predictions
Based on the fact that Anett won in the last four matches without any problems, but Cirstea spent a lot of energy in the last two matches, we will bet that in the third match against the tennis player from the TOP 50 Sorana will not be lucky and she will lose. In two or three sets, it’s hard to say, but the victory will be exactly for the Estonian athlete.