In one of the matches of the first gaming day on February 10 in St. Petersburg Diatchenko and Sakkari will play. Vitalia Diatchenko has everything you need in his arsenal to compete at the highest level. But the Russian woman can not leave her health problems behind, so to this day more time is recovering from new injuries than she appears on the tour. This year, the Greek tennis player defeated Vitalia.
Will there be a repeating? – learn from our prediction.
At what time does Vitalia Diatchenko vs Maria Sakkari play?
The game time is February 10, 2020, at 02:00 PM (UK time).
What are player’s positions in WTA rankings?
Vitalia Diatchenko takes the 89th positions and Maria Sakkari takes the 21st position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses do the Vitalia Diatchenko have?
Vitalia Diatchenko has won 56.5% of games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does the Maria Sakkari have?
Maria Sakkari has won 74.1% of the games as a favorite.
Vitalia stands out for his unique technique. After all, both forehand and backhand, she hits with two hands. And when she shoots, it is often already without a chance for her rivals, since the ball flies at a crazy speed. In the arsenal of the Russian woman has a powerful serve, due to which he dominates the court and wins easy points. But due to health problems, Diatchenko cannot fully realize himself, and if this did not succeed earlier, then it will become more difficult in the future.
The 89th WTA rating number Vitalia Diatchenko from the second attempt was able to overcome the qualification of the tournament in St. Petersburg. Last year, Petkovich lost in the first match (2-6, 6-2, 3-6).
This year, Vitalia coped with great difficulty in qualifying first with Mishina (6-7, 7-5, 6-3), then with Vikhlyantseva (7-6, 6-4). We give credit to the character, the desire to fight for every ball with Diatchenko, but still too much marriage, unjustified risk in actions on the court. Very unconvincing acts on his pitch.
Not so long ago, in Adelaide, Diatchenko played against Sakkari. Only in the first set then she was able to impose a fight, but in the end she lost through (-6) games on the handicap (5-7, 2-6).
Sakkari stands out in the WTA round precisely by his fighting character, and only then by his versatility. After all, Maria stands out beautifully with her legs and the ability to get those balls for which others just watch them fly. The representative of Greece is also able to surprise her rivals, since they can perform the most difficult blow at any moment. If necessary, Sakkari can focus solely on an aggressive game. Thanks to this, she is in the top 25.
After reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open, Maria Sakkari updated her record in the WTA ranking and climbed to the highest place for herself in 21st place.
In St. Petersburg, a Greek tennis player lost two years in a row in the first round of Julia Goerges. This time, the opponent in the opening match is simpler. There is a chance to score rating points and debut next week in the top 20. Based on the game that Sakkari demonstrated in Australia, the prerequisites for this are very good.
Betting Tips Statistics
- In two personal meetings, Sakkari defeated.
- Sakkari won four victories in the 2020 season, three times broke through the head start (-3) of the game.
- In personal meetings, Sakkari defeated Diatchenko with a handicap of (-3) game.
Diatchenko feels great in the hall, as a quick and low rebound fits her perfectly. But Vitalia was noticeably unlucky with his rival, because Sakkari loves to play against attacking rivals, because he lures them to unjustified risk and as a result they lose for themselves. Perhaps the match will be stubborn and will last all three sets, but Sakkari will be able to win the victory.
Maria Sakkari is a well-deserved favorite in the line of bookmakers for the match. Greek tennis player without serious problems in Melbourne defeated Diatchenko, plays more reliably on her pitch, has experience performing in the hall of St. Petersburg. We expect that this time Sakkari will be stronger and offer a forecast for the victory of the favorite through the minus odds.
Our prediction is the victory of Sakkari