On October 21, 2020, from 21.00, the match of the 2nd round of WTA Ostrava is scheduled, between Anett Kontaveit (22 WTA) from Estonia and Sara Sorribes Tormo (73 WTA) from Spain.
The prognosis chosen for this duel is favorable to the player with over 50 places higher in the world hierarchy.
The Baltic sportswoman also has a much better game in the conditions of the Czech gym, with stronger and faster shots.
Anett Kontaveit: Team form, news and statistics
Anett (24 years old) is a specialist in fast surfaces, with an excellent rate of victories on indoor hard.
She had 55 successes from 81 games played in the hall, at a professional level.
He also does very well on the turf, winning his only WTA career title on the grass at Hertogenbosch in 2017.
Without being in a special shape, Kontaveit remains a hard-fought sportswoman, with strong blows on both sides, a pretty good service, which creates an advantage in the game.
In the first round in Ostrava, she had a very serious test from the Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova, which she hardly overcame, in the tiebreak of the decisive set.
It was a battle with many ups and downs, in which the Estonian returned from 0-1 to sets, equalized after a very solid second set, and then in the decisive came again, saving even 2 consecutive match balls.
The 1.74-meter-tall, 65-kilogram player, originally from Tallinn, is currently coached by Englishman Nigel Sears, Sir Andy Murray’s father-in-law.
From the awards, Anett raised almost 4.9 million US dollars, of which $ 8 million in 2020. She was ranked 14th in the world in April last year.
Sara Sorribes Tormo: Team form, news and statistics
Sara (24 years old) is a player from the Spanish tennis school, with a style of play typical for this Latin nation.
She uses a lot of effects, especially the topspin on the forehand side, she has a decent defensive slice and an increasingly good movement on the field.
Iberica is 2 centimeters taller than her opponent today, but this aspect does not help her at work, having a rather precarious technique for this shot.
Basically, Sorribes Tormo just put the ball back into play without putting much pressure on his opponents and didn’t get too many light points behind the service.
Throughout her professional career, the sportswoman from Castellon won only 11 indoor hard matches, losing 12. German Puentes’ student comes from qualifications, where she won against the Romanian Ana Bogdan, then benefited from the abandonment of the Russian Blinkova and on the main picture surprisingly eliminated the Polish Magda Linette.
Thus, he tied 3 consecutive victories, from the position of outsider.
🎾Statistics of direct matches Anett Kontaveit vs Sara Sorribes Tormo
▪️Kontaveit leads 3-0 in direct confrontations. Each time the two athletes met on outdoor hard, at the Grand Slam tournaments at the Australian Open or US Open.
▪️In 2019, Anett clearly won, 6-3 6-2 in Melbourne and 6-1 6-1 in New York, and this winter she defeated Sara in the decisive set, 6-2 4-6 6 -1.
Tennis Prediction of the Day Anett Kontaveit vs Sara Sorribes Tormo
I bet with confidence on a game in which the favorite Anett Kontaveit will not win more than 12.5 games.
In principle, the basic idea is for a simple victory of the Estonian player, in 2 sets without overtime, but the version taken from the Betfair bookmaker also covers the option of a possible surprise.
Kontaveit clearly defeated Sorribes Tormo in 2 of the previous 3 direct duels and has the necessary weapons to repeat those performances, in front of a much weaker opponent on fast pitches than on slag.
Prediction Today: Kontaveit wins Under 12.5 games