Belinda Bencic vs. Anett Kontaveit
Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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Belinda Bencic is has reached the third round of the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Bencic is set to play against Anett Kontaveit from Estonia.
Anett Kontaveit had a tough start to the season as she had a record of 1-2 prior to the start of the Australian Open. That being said, Anett Kontaveit managed to turn her form around as she produced some good performances at this event. In the previous round, Kontaveit won his match in 3 sets. The receiving was especially strong from Anett Kontaveit as she won 57% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. The serving was a lot tougher for Anett Kontaveit as she only won 69% of her service games. This is expected to be a much tougher match for Anett Kontaveit as she is playing against the number 6 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Belinda Bencic defeated Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets in the previous round. It was a dominant performance by Bencic as she impressed with her receiving. Belinda Bencic won 56% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 7 occasions. Similar to Kontaveit, Belinda Bencic also struggled with her serve as she lost over 40% of her service games. There are big expectations for Belinda Bencic as she will be hoping to make a major dent at this tournament.
This will be the first time that Anett Kontaveit and Belinda Bencic will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Belinda Bencic to win this match. This should be a very close match since Anett Kontaveit and Belinda Bencic are both very skillful players. That being said, Bencic has had better results at Grand Slam events and I see her having an added advantage due to this reason. I see Bencic winning in 3 sets.