Kudermetova vs Sakkari: prediction for the WTA Australian Open match
Veronika Kudermetova got off to a great start in the new season. At the first Melbourne tournament Russian player managed to reach the final, but failed to put up a fight to Simona Halep (2:6, 3:6).
Nonetheless, she got enough match practice for a perfect start at Australian Open. She reached her best result at that tournament - she reached the third round again. Kudermetova recorded victories over Liu (6:4, 6:4) and Ruse (6:2, 7:5) in straight sets.
Maria Sakkari got off to an unsuccessful start in 2022. At the first Adelaide tournament she recorded a narrow victory over Zidansek (6:2, 0:6, 6:4), but then suffered a defeat to Rodgers (6:7, 6:2, 4:6).
Sakkari had some problems in the first round match of Melbourne tournament against Tatjana Maria (6:4, 7:6). In the second round Greek player recorded a more confident victory over Qinwen (6:1, 6:4). It is quite difficult to predict, how will Sakkari perform in the next match. So far she is far from the peak of her form.
This bet played in two most recent head-to-head matches
In the most recent head-to-head match opponents played three sets. Sakkari also had to play three sets in two out of four most recent matches of the new season
Opponents exchanged victories in two head-to-head matches. In the previous year Sakkari managed to beat Kudermetova at hard tournament in Montreal, she needed three sets to do that. So far Greek player is not in her best form, so we think that Russian player will have a chance to advance into the fourth round.
Our prediction - Kudermetova to win
One year ago players had a long three set match. We are expecting another intensive match with at least 21 games to be played.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games