On Thursday evening, starting at 19.00, the women’s tennis match between Anett Kontaveit (22 WTA) from Estonia and Jelena Ostapenko (41 WTA) from Latvia is scheduled.
The match counts for the Merko Cup tournament organized in Tallinn, between athletes from the Baltic countries.
The recommended prognosis goes in the direction of the best ranked player, who also leads to direct meetings.
Anett Kontaveit: Team form, news and statistics
Anett (24 years old) had a good season before the interruption of the WTA season, with 12 victories out of 17 appearances.
Its victims in 2020 include important names such as Sevastova, Svitolina and Bencic.
54-26 is the career balance for Kontaveit on indoor hard.
The style of play of the representative of the host country is an aggressive-controlled one, with quite flat blows, sent razor-sharp.
Thus, it has the advantage of fast surfaces. It has a height of 1.74 meters and a weight of about 65 kilograms.
Jelena Ostapenko: Team form, news and statistics
Jelena (23 years old) remains one of the most surprising Grand Slam champions of the last decade.
From the title won at Roland Garros 2017 in the final against Simona Halep, the Baltic athlete took only 2 smaller titles, in Seoul 2017 and Luxembourg 2019.
In 2020, Ostapenko had disappointing evolutions, 4 victories and 4 defeats, confirming her reputation as an extremely inconsistent player.
However, he defeated the Australian Open champion – Sofia Kenin, in a Fed Cup match.
Latvia has a positive balance on indoor hard – 72 victories and 29 defeats.
He won 4 ITF indoor tournaments and one WTA tournament last fall in Luxembourg.
⚽️Statistics of direct matches Anett Kontaveit vs Jelena Ostapenko
Kontaveit is 2-0 in direct confrontations. On the grass, he won in 2015 with 6-1 6-2 at ITF Ilkley, and at the Australian Open 2018, on hard he won with the score of 6-3 1-6 6-3.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Anett Kontaveit vs Jelena Ostapenko
I go to the Estonian player, in this first match of her at the Merko Cup – a tournament held in the capital Tallinn.
Kontaveit is undefeated in front of Jelena, and on hard indoor she has a solid game, with strong blows and a bit flatter than the Latvian one.
Ostapenko plays a bit riskier tennis, generally making a lot of unforced errors, and in the current context, coming after a long competitive break, it is possible to miss more targets than usual.
Bet Tips: Kontaveit win