Petra Martic vs. Anett Kontaveit - 2/20/20 Dubai Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Predictions

Petra Martic vs. Anett Kontaveit - 2/20/20 Dubai Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Predictions Photo by Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Dubai)

Petra Martic meets Anett Kontaveit in the quarterfinals of the 2020 WTA Dubai Open. Who will book their spot in the semifinals?

Anett Kontaveit came through a hard-fought match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova which could have really gone either way. Kontaveit struggled on her serve, but was extremely lucky that Pavlyuchenkova was having an even worse serving day. Kontaveit will need to highly increase her level is she wants to stand a chance here in Dubai. Kontaveit is a promising talent, but she struggles so much with consistency, she needs to build her game, especially her serve, before she can compete to the best level in these tournaments.

Petra Martic seems to have found the consistency which she so desperately needed in 2019. Martic is a very solid player, and she has been growing in confidence throughout this tournament. Martic was able to beat Barbora Strycova in a dominant display. Martic knows that she can win the title here, it all comes down to how well she is able to play during tough moments and maintain her composure. Martic will be looking at this tie and knows she needs to bring her best.

This will be the first meeting between both players and Martic will take advantage of the weaknesses in Kontaveit's serve. Martic has a lot of experience, and unless Kontaveit serves absolutely incredibly, then I only see this match ending like this. Martic will come out and make the most of her newfound confidence.

Petra Martic to win.

Liam’s Pick Petra Martic

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.