Alexandrova vs Kontaveit: prediction for the WTA Kremlin Cup match
One year ago, at the final of indoor tournament in Ostrava Ekaterina Alexandrova and Anett Kontaveit played an extremely contested match, which ended with a victory ov Estonian player in three sets. On October 24, opponents will face each other in the final of Kremlin Cup. Who will win a title?
Before the start of Kremlin Cup hardly anyone could predict Ekaterina Alexandrova to reach the final. Overall, she was not performing so well during this season. But Russian player was fortunate enough to find a way into the final.
In two out of four Alexandrova's matches her opponents failed to finish the match. In the first round Ons Jabeur withdrew herself from the match, in the semi-final Maria Sakkari did the same thing. In other matches Alexandrova recorded an easy victory over Kalinina (6:1, 6:4) and sensationally beat Aryna Sabalenka (6:4, 6:4). Belarusian player also was not in the best condition after the positive test for coronavirus.
Anett Kontaveit will play her fourth final in WTA tournaments this season. At Eastbourne she failed to record a victory over Jelena Ostapenko. But Estonian player won trophies at Cleveland and at Ostrava.
Kontaveit has no defeats on indoor courts during this year so far. She recorded five victories at Ostrava and four - at Moscow. Kontaveit had no mercy for her opponents at the Kremlin Cup, she recorded all of her victories in straight sets. Kontaveit beat Siniakova, Petkovic, Muguruza and Vondrousova along her way.
All matches of both players at the Kremlin Cup ended in two sets
In all of Kontaveit's matches at the Kremlin Cup no more than nine games were played in the first set
Ekaterina Alexandrova got into the final only because her opponents were in a terrible form. Of course, Russian player will fight for a title, but in the current moment Kontaveit is looking better. Estonian player is performing great for months now, so she deserved to win another title.
Our prediction - Kontaveit to win with a handicap of (-3) games
Prediction: Handicap (-3) on Kontaveit
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On their way to the final Kontaveit and Alexandrova had no long matches. We think that everything will be decided in the first set, it will be hard to coma back into the match.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games