The tournament fate in 2020 brings together for the second time Kuznetsova and Bencic. In St. Petersburg, Belinda won. On 27 February in Doha, the Russian has a chance for revenge.
Kuznetsova is definitely lucky at this tournament, because at first she played with two lower-ranked tennis plaers, and when there really had to be a test, her opponent withdrew.
Will Svetlana be able to beat Bencic? – We offer a prediction for this match.
At what time are Svetlana Kuznetsova and Belinda Bencic to play?
The game time is February 27, 2020, at 04:45 PM (UTC+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Svetlana Kuznetsova takes the 46th position and Belinda Bencic takes the 9th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Kuznetsova have?
Svetlana Kuznetsova has won 66.3% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Bencic have?
Belinda Bencic has won 64.7% of the games as a favorite.
Kuznetsova is 46 racket of the world. It is worth noting that the Russian athlete is on the rise, beating all his opponents in two sets. This season she had 7 contests, 4 of them were won and 3 defeated. In the last round she was lucky, she didn’t even play against Anisimova, but went straight to the quarterfinals as the American didn’t show up for the match. It means that Svetlana had more time to recover.
Kuznetsova pleased with her performance in matches with Buyukakcay (6-2, 6-2) and Swiatek (6-2, 6-2). The game with a talented Polish tennis player was influenced by the experience and pre-match analysis of all the weaknesses of the Polish tennis player. It was noticeable that Svetlana anticipated many directions of her opponent’s strikes, was one step ahead.
Kuznetsova is no longer the same tennis player that she was a few years ago. After all, she lost in speed, no longer withstands serious loads, because she is extremely prone to injury. But when the Russian woman goes out and still catches her game rhythm and is confident in herself, she can fight absolutely any opponent. All this is due to the huge experience that Svetlana has, as she knows how to make her rivals nervous and wrong. In addition, she still has a huge arsenal of various strikes, thanks to which she shoots down the rhythm of her rivals.
Belinda is not in the most optimal game form, as evidenced by her extreme results. To date, Bencic is ranked ninth in the WTA ranking table. In the last two tournaments, she could not go beyond the second round.
It is worth noting that the Swiss did not get the most difficult draw in Doha. The Swiss tennis player was close to be defeated in the first round and in Doha. Only on a tie-break in the third set could win against Kudermetova (6-4. 4-6, 7-6). In the second round, she beated Putintseva more convincingly (6-4, 6-3).
In the 2020 season, Belinda Bencic did not win more than two matches on the tournament schedule at any of the tournaments. And the defeats were very unexpected. Thus, last week in Dubai in the first round of the game with Pavlyuchenkova Swiss tennis player defeated the opponent in the first set, and then the game completely failed (6-1, 1-6, 1-6).
Kuznetsova vs Bencic Predictions
A couple of days ago these athletes already crossed each other, then the Swiss athlete won in a persistent struggle (2-0), but the score was not on the game. Svetlana played much better, but in some moments she was just unlucky.
We assume that today she will be able to take revenge, so we suggest to bet on her victory. Kuznetsova confidently wins on her pitches, at the same time acting perfectly on the reception, allowing a minimum number of errors.
- Our prediction: Svetlana Kuznetsova Will Win.