Kiki Bertens vs. Aryna Sabalenka - 10/27/19 WTA Elite Trophy Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Kiki Bertens vs. Aryna Sabalenka
Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM (Hengqin International Tennis Center)
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In the final of the 2019 WTA Elite Trophy, Kiki Bertens is set to play against Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus.
Kiki Bertens has been in outstanding form throughout this tournament and she enters this final having won all of her matches. In the previous round, Kiki Bertens defeated Zheng Saisai in 3 sets. Bertens lost the opening set but fought back extremely strongly to win the final 2 sets and the match. During the win, Bertens received serve exceptionally well as she won 45% of her return points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. It has been a good season for Kiki Bertens and she will be desperate to finish with the WTA Elite Trophy title.
On the other side of the coin, Aryna Sabalenka won her previous match in straight sets. It was a good performance by Sabalenka as she won 75% of her service games and 4 return games. The receiving was especially strong as Aryna Sabalenka won 48% of her receiving points. It has been a strong few weeks for Sabalenka as she recently won the Wuhan Open. Heading into this match, Aryna Sabalenka should be very confident as she is in good form.
Aryna Sabalenka and Kiki Bertens have played each other 5 times in the past. Bertens has won on 4 occasions while Sabalenka has only won once. These two players met during the Wuhan Open where Sabalenka won in straight sets. Kiki Bertens last defeated Aryna Sabalenka earlier in the season at the Eastbourne International.
This should be an outstanding match since Sabalenka and Bertens are both playing supreme tennis. I am going to pick Sabalenka to win this match. Sabalenka is in better form and she should be confident having beaten Bertens a few weeks back. The momentum seems to be with Aryna Sabalenka and I see her being good enough to defeat Kiki Bertens. v