In the second round of the competition WTA Dubai Tennis Championship 2022World No.2 Aryna Sabalenka will fight against the former champion Petra Kvitova.
Aryna Sabalenka – Petra Kvitova: Match Details
- Tournament: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2022
- Match: Aryna Sabalenka vs Petra Kvitova
- Round: second round
- History: February 16
- place: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Surface: hard court
- Prize money: $9,000
Aryna Sabalenka vs Petra Kvitova: Preview
Aryna Sabalenka started the 2022 season with consecutive first-round defeats in warm-ups ahead of the Australian Open. However, the Belarusian bounced back in the fourth round. Finish at the Australian Open. won the opening match against the qualifying match Marta Kostyuk 6-4, 6-1.
After the mutual service timeout in the first set, Sabalenka was 2-4 behind and took an important break and completed the set by winning the next four games. The second set was a pretty straightforward affair as Sabalenka outstripped her opponent three times to win the set and move on to the second round.
Petra Kvitova He had a disappointing start to the season, failing to make it past the second round in all the tournaments he participated in. But he has a good track record in Dubai, the Czech won the championship in 2013 and finished second. 2019. Won the opening round match against former World No.1 opponent Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-0.
Kvitova took the lead throughout the match and secured her spot in the second round, utilizing Giorgi’s eight double errors and 27 mandatory errors, where she managed to keep all her serve games.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Petra Kvitova
This will be the couple’s fifth meeting. Their match is currently 2-2. Their previous matchup so far was in the 2020 WTA Doha Open final, where Sabakenka won 6-3, 6-3.
Aryna Sabalenka – Petra Kvitova: Prediction
There are no clear favorites in this match as both players have had a rocky start to the season. Sabalenka won the first round in straight sets, while the best seeded’s service shortage continued. He made 9 double mistakes and earned only 61% of his first serve points. Kvitova, on the other hand, has not won back-to-back matches in their last 5 tournaments. If the Belarusian can beat the serve, he can get a win against Kvitova.
Prediction: Sabalenka wins in three sets
Aryna Sabalenka – Petra Kvitova: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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