On Tuesday evening, not before 20.45, the match of the inaugural round of the WTA Palermo is scheduled, between Anett Kontaveit (22 WTA) from Estonia and Patricia Maria Țig (85 WTA) from Romania.
The chosen forecast targets the number of direct winning services sent by the favorite number 4 on the Sicilian table.
Anett Kontaveit: Team form, news and statistics
Anett (24 years old) started to play his first 2 competitive matches, post lockdown, last week.
He defeated the Latvians Sevastova and Ostapenko in the hall at the Merko Cup, but now he will have to adapt to a much slower game regime in southern Italy.
Kontaveit measures 1.74 meters in height and weighs about 65 kilograms.
The best result of his career was the 2017 Hertogenbosch title, won on natural turf.
On slag he did not excel in the previous season, obtaining only 4 victories in 8 official matches, and in total his career has a record of 81 victories and 38 defeats, starting with 2010!
Patricia Maria Țig: Team form, news and statistics
Patricia (26 years old) was stopped by the onset of the pandemic, from her fantastic return to the WTA top.
Her last tournament was at Hua Hin in Thailand, where she played in the semifinals on February 15, 2020.
In fact, in the current season, he obtained 11 victories from 14 official matches, all played on hard.
On slag, he achieved 173 successes – 82 failures, winning a WTA Challenger title last year in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The Romanian did not play any match on the circuit in 2018, after giving birth, and then in 2019 she returned incredibly, with 51 victories from 69 matches.
The best ranking of the career – 80th place WTA, was obtained on March 2 this year.
The collaboration with the coach Răzvan Sabău is the one that brought her back to the first hundredth of the world.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Anett Kontaveit vs Patricia Maria Țig
▪️The score of direct confrontations is equal, 1-1.
▪️Both duels took place on fast surfaces in 2015.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Anett Kontaveit vs Patricia Maria Țig
I opt with average confidence for a match with a maximum of 2 aces made by the number 4 seed.
Kontaveit generally does not produce a lot of services directly winning on slag, this being not his favorite surface.
In 2020, Anett’s ace average is 2.69 per game, given that he only played hard!
Patricia Țig has a superior experience on slow surfaces, in Palermo the fields are very loaded with fine slag, which considerably slows down the speed of the balls and I don’t think she will be caught on more than 2 occasions by her opponent’s servants.
Prediction Today: Under 2.5 aces – Kontaveit