Current Monterrey Open is now the best in terms of its competitors. The only top player is Elina Svistolina, who needs to improve her condition, and the second number on the tournament is Johanna Konta. She has the 16th standing in the world ranking.
Tatjana Maria is not as experienced as her rival but spent more fights in 2020. Who is the favorite? – Read our prediction.
At what time are Maria and Konta to play?
The game time is March 5, 2020, at 17:00 (GMT-6).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Tatjana Maria takes the 91st position and Johanna Konta takes the 16th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Maria have?
Tatjana Maria has won 56.2% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Konta have?
Johanna Konta has won 62.3% of the games as a favorite.
Maria cannot boast of anything special in her game. After all, she has neither a powerful feed, nor strength in blows. But the German woman wins due to the feeling of the ball, she constantly twists and cuts the ball. Maria can unexpectedly masterfully execute a shortened one or launch a parachute under the very back line.
But the German is a hostage of her own game, since she needs to have regular playing practice, if this is not the case, then Tatjana makes a saubstantial number of mistakes. In addition, the tennis player has not changed anything in her game for many years, so the rivals know how to confront Mary before going to court. Though with some difficulties, but the German continues to keep in the top 100.
Conta is considered to be one of the favorites of the tournament, since only Elina Svitolina is higher than Conta in WTA ranking.
The problem with Conta is that she cannot learn how to compete in the distance. Often, the British holds several tournaments at a high level during the season and, thanks to this, is held at such high positions in the ranking. But everyone understands that Johanna can demonstrate even more. After all, she has in her arsenal a destroying serve, which helps the British not only gain easy points, but also dominate the court.
Recently, Conta has significantly improved the game on the back line and began to keep the ball in court, and not only at the first opportunity to risk and aggravate.
Maria vs Konta Predictions
Conta is gradually recovering, so the result of the upcoming match completely depends on her. If the British can play at the same level as against Claysters, then it should be a victory in two sets. Of course, Maria will slow down the pace of Johannes, but Conta noticeably added to the rallies. Hence, we predict the victory of the British with a negative handicap.
- Our prediction: Johanna Konta will win with a handicap (-4).
Betting Tips Statistics
- Maria has 6-6 record in 2020.
- Konta has 1-3 record in 2020.
- Konta is the 2nd number on the tournament.