Anett Kontaveit fought to the last to get to the Final tournament. As the matches in Guadalajara showed, it was clearly not in vain that the Estonian tennis player fought in numerous tournaments in the fall. She did not lose her excellent playing form and continued to demonstrate a high level of tennis in Mexico.
Following the results of two rounds of the group stage, Anett booked herself a place in the playoffs. In the first round, she managed to outplay Barbora Krejcikova with a score of 6-3, 6-4. In the next game with Pliskova, the fight was only in the starting set until the first break (6-4, 6-0). The final match had no tournament value for the Estonian tennis player, and this affected her game against Muguruza (4-6, 4-6).
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Throughout the tournament, Anett demonstrates balanced and confident tennis without tangible failures. The tennis player completed all the fights in two sets. This should also be taken into account in the forecasts because the tournament conditions are not the simplest ones.
Maria Sakkari started in Guadalajara with a confident victory over Iga Swiatek (6-2, 6-4). After that game, there were expectations and predictions that the Greek tennis player would cope with Paula Badosa. But in the duel against the Spaniard, she failed to play reliably and stably on the backline (6-7, 4-6). Maria’s aggressive tennis did not bring her a positive result.
The fate of a ticket to the semifinals was decided in the final showdown with Aryna Sabalenka. It took the girls two hours and fifty minutes to determine the winner. The audience saw two tie-breaks, a large number of mistakes, the desire to play the first number, not to drag out the rallies. The result was a hard victory for Maria (7-6, 6-7, 6-3).
It is worth noting that the opponent did not shine, having made 19 double faults in three sets. Maria herself in the game with Aryna looked unconvincing on the second serve, having converted only 38% of the points scored. Sakkari also completed her serve six times.
Tennis players have a rich history of head-to-head meetings. So far, the score is 6-5 in favour of Sakkari. At the same time, in 2021, Annett and Maria have two victories in face-to-face battles. In autumn, in the final of the tournament in Ostrava, Kontaveit outplayed Sakkari with a score of 6-2, 7-5.
In the semifinals of Guadalajara, we think Anett has more chances to win. She formalized a ticket to the semifinals more confidently, had more time to rest and recover. We also believe that Kontaveit can play more reliably on its serve, which can become the key to its success.
Our prediction is the victory of Kontaveit for a coefficient of 1.60. Undoubtedly, one would like to wait for the fight in the match and count on the protracted nature of the fight. However, in personal meetings, traditionally, everything develops quite quickly. Only once did the rivals exchange sets in 11 matches. We also offer a forecast for the total fewer games played. Second bet – total under 21 games in 2.01. To win more with huge bonuses, higher odds, and without risks – visit our betting sites rankings page. A fresh review of the most reliable offers for Indian bettors will be helpful for you.