Friday, February 21, 2020 at 12:00 PM (Dubai)
Elena Rybakina and Petra Martic will meet to determine who will make it to the Final of the 2020 WTA Dubai Open.
Elena Rybakina played an incredibly against Karolina Pliskova in the quarterfinal, beating the No.2 seed in straight sets. Rybakina has the most wins on tour in 2020 and she has already won a title this season. Rybakina has already beaten both the former world No.1, Pliskova, and the Australian Open champion, Kenin, as she eyes her next opponent. Rybakina will know that if she plays the same way she did in those matches she definitely has a chance to make it to the final. Will Rybakina's form continue here in Dubai or will the experience of Martic beat her?
Petra Martic put on a solid performance against Anett Kontaveit, beating her in straight sets. Martic seems to be focused in here in Dubai and she will be eyeing the final. Martic has the experience, the talent, and the mentality to win here in Dubai, but she now faces a tough opponent in Rybakina. Martic will need to improve her game and make sure she is ready to play from the start of the match in order to not fall behind and have an even tougher ordeal at hand.
This will be the first meeting between both players and it will be a tough encounter for both. Rybakina has played incredibly well in Dubai and in 2020, but Martic has done that as well and she has more experience. I think this match comes down to experience and therefore I am predicting a Martic victory.
Petra Martic to win.