Kiki Bertens vs. Kaia Kanepi - 10/17/19 Kremlin Cup Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Kiki Bertens vs. Kaia Kanepi

Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 3:00 AM (Olympic Stadium)

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Dutch tennis superstar, Kiki Bertens is set to play at the 2019 WTA Kremlin Cup in Russia. Kiki Bertens will begin her tournament in the second round where he will face Kaia Kanepi from Estonia. 

Kaia Kanepi enters this match having comfortably beaten Timea Babos in the previous round. It was a straight-sets win for Kanepi where she only lost 4 games in the entire match. The receiving was especially strong for Kaia Kanepi as she won 55% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 5 occasions. The serving was also strong from Kanepi as she won close to 90% of her service games. Despite that result, this is expected to be a challenging match for Kaia Kanepi as she is playing against the number 2 seed. 

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Looking at Kiki Bertens, the Dutch superstar received a bye in the opening round due to her high seeding. Kiki Bertens enters this tournament in good form. Bertens made the quarterfinals of the Linz Open last week while also recently making the semifinals of the China Open. Bertens is a well-rounded player and she has looked impressive on every surface this season. While Bertens is still lacking a big Grand Slam result, she has done extremely well at regular tour events which should make her a dangerous prospect for this tournament. 

Kiki Bertens and Kaia Kanepi have played each other once in the past. Kaia Kanepi won that match but it is important to note that the fixture took place in 2012. 

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Kiki Bertens to win. Kaia Kanepi has had a good start to this tournament but she is not playing at the same level as Bertens. Kiki Bertens looks in outstanding touch and I see her being too strong for her opponent. I see Bertens winning in straight sets. 

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