Aliaksandra Sasnovich vs. Anett Kontaveit - 2021 Australian Open Women's Singles First Round
Tuesday, February 9 2021
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Anett Kontaveit looks to continue playing with her incredible form as she enters the 2021 Australian Open against Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the first round on Tuesday, February 9th 2021. Will Kontaveit be able to recover quickly after a very busy schedule here in Australia, or will Sasnovich be able to cause the upset here?
Aliaksandra Sasnovich is a tough opponent to beat on her day, and can compete with the best in the world. However, we have not seen or heard from Sasnovich in a while as she has been struggling with consistency in her game. Sasnovich has not really impressed since the restart of the tour in mid 2020, and she will definitely be looking to get a stronger season going in 2021. However, Sasnovich meets one of the most in form players at the moment in Anett Kontaveit. Will Sasnovich be able to find form quickly and cause the upset here in the first round?
Anett Kontaveit has been playing some superb tennis recently, reaching the final of the 2021 WTA Grampians Trophy, beating the likes of Maria Sakkari along the way. Kontaveit is a fighter and she has shown us that she is never to be considered down and out in any match as she will fight until it is over. Kontaveit, however, will need to make sure she is up to the challenge physically as she has played a lot of matches in a short period of time, but if there is anyone to be up to the challenge, it is Anett Kontaveit.
This is going to be the sixth meeting between both players, with Aliaksandra Sasnovich leading the head to head 3-2. If this was a few years ago, I would expect this to be a match which is more suited for Sasnovich, however, recently Sasnovich has not been playing well at all compared to Anett Kontaveit. Kontaveit is playing some of the best tennis of her career and she will not want to stop this momentum going against a player who has been playing very poorly over the last year. Anett Kontaveit to win.