The current champion of the tournament in St. Petersburg Kiki Bertens on February 13 will hold a match against Veronika Kudermetova. Veronika Kudermetova completely failed in the Federation Cup. After all, she lost all two matches. But in St. Petersburg, the Russian woman does not yet give cause for criticism, since she, though in the struggle, has passed the difficult Yulia Putintseva.
Will Kudermetova succeed in imposing the struggle on the eminent Bertens? What will be the first match for Kiki? – read in our prediction.
At what time does Veronika Kudermetova vs Kiki Bertens play?
The game time is February 13, 2020, at 03:30 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Veronika Kudermetova takes the 38th positions and Kiki Bertens takes the 8th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Veronika Kudermetova have?
Veronika Kudermetova has won 73.7% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Kiki Bertens have?
Kiki Bertens has won 62.9% of the games as a favorite.
Kudermetova is high in the ranking and currently occupies 38 line. But the tennis player is not able to earn victories in her class. Therefore, in every match it experiences a lot of difficulties, even with rivals of the top 200 level. Moreover, Veronika cannot boast of a fighting character, as soon as there are some serious difficulties and nothing happens, she lowers her head down and fires outs. This season, the Russian woman will not be easy, because she will have to defend a lot of rating points in big tournaments, which Kudermetova has never done before.
After unsuccessful matches for the national team in the Federation Cup, Veronika Kudermetova started in St. Petersburg with a victory. In the three-set match, Veronika defeated Putintseva (7-6, 1-6, 7-5).
The first round match lasted more than two and a half hours. Kudermetova was constantly in the role of catching up. She showed character, did not give up, extended the match. At the same time, it’s worthwhile to make an amendment, which felt comfortable at the reception of Putinintseva’s not so strong presentation. With Bertens there will be few such opportunities.
Bertens cannot but be praised for the latest results, because she not only made it to the top 10, but she also significantly improved her results on quick surfaces, where she previously lost to everyone. Kiki is quite capable of competing for leadership on the tour, as she has everything necessary for this in her arsenal. But the representative of the Netherlands needs to improve the results at a distance, as she often shoots at big tournaments, but fails on the WTA 250-500k, where on the contrary she should gain light points.
Last season, on the third attempt, Kiki Bertens was able to take the trophy at the tournament in St. Petersburg. Before that, for two years in a row she lost in the first circles. Bertens will play after successful singles for the Netherlands national team in the Federation Cup. She won her fights in Aliaksandra Sasnovich (6-7, 6-2, 6-1) and Sabalenka (6-4, 6-4). At the same time, the Netherlands team did not pass the Belarusian team, losing in the decisive doubles match.
In matches in The Hague against Sosnovich and Sobolenko, we note that as soon as it adapted to the local hall and the ground cover, it immediately had a tangible advantage due to the powerful game, breaking through regularly. In St. Petersburg, the hall is perfectly familiar to Kiki, arrived in advance. It starts only on Thursday, there was enough time to forget about the unsuccessful doubles match in The Hague and prepare for the title defense.
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- Bertens and Kudermetova did not play among themselves.
- Bertens scored seven wins in nine games this season.
- Kudermetova never in her career did not go beyond the second round in St. Petersburg.
Bertens arrived in St. Petersburg to defend last year’s victory. It should be noted that Kiki simply will not be, but of the really serious rivals in the grid, only Petra Kvitova and Belinda Bencic. In the upcoming meeting, Kudermetova will not be able to impose a Kiki fight, which serves well and acts with draws with minimal marriage.
Despite the victory in the first round match, the current Kudermetova’s game, constant recessions, and insecurity about her serve do not inspire hope for a positive outcome of the confrontation with Bertens. Kiki is able to play reliably on her serve, actively take the opponent’s second serve, punch right through. We offer a forecast for a landslide victory in the match of the eighth racket of the world.
Our prediction is Bertens victory