St. Petersbur Open: Maria Sakkari vs Elena Rybakina live stream, preview, prediction
In the semifinal match of the tournament in St. Petersburg on February 15, Sakkari and Rybakina will play among themselves. Who will be stronger in the match of equal rivals? – read the forecast for the outcome of the game.
After an inexpressive starting match played by Sakkari St. Petersburg against Dyachenko (3-6, 6-4, 7-6), there were serious fears that the Greek tennis player would be able to go far along the tournament bracket.
In the second round match against Korne (6-2, 6-4), Saqqari was already much more confident. The quarterfinals with Bencic turned out to be difficult. After the first set, it already seemed that Mary had little chance of winning. However, she continued to bend her line, played in her own style, and the rival faltered, began to make mistakes (2-6, 6-4, 6-3).
As in the game with Cornet, Saria Sakkari again showed excellent physical fitness, managed to approach the balls, kept the pace of the game, punched deep under the back line. This is important, given that Elena Rybakina powerfully punches and should not be allowed her freedom on the court.
Before the quarterfinal match against Doden, Elena Rybakina confidently overcame two laps in St. Petersburg . First there was a victory over Sinyakova (6-3, 6-4). Then, with the same score, the Kazakhstani tennis player outplayed Ferro.
From the very start of the quarter-finals, Rybakina’s tangible advantage was noticeable, which acted in a diverse and confident manner. Up until the moment when I submitted to the set, I had a 40-15 score and two set points. FROM
cleverly replaced Elena. Moreover, the tennis player not only gave the first set, but also left two matchballs in the second installment. As a result, she pulled out a match in which the opponent was not ready for a protracted duel, experienced problems with her hip (6-7, 7-5. 6-2).
With a good overall game, Elena “brought” problems in the quarter-finals to herself. But against Saqqari it will not be easier. Greek tennis player with all her instability without a fight does not leave the court. I lost three matches this year. I always took a set from rivals (Osaka, Vekich, Kvitova).
Sakkari and Rybakina did not play among themselves.
Sakkari spent ten matches this season, invariably taking at least a set from her rivals.
Since the release of the line of bookmakers for the match, there has been a significant movement of the odds to Elena Rybakina. We do not believe that this is fully justified movement. Kazakhstani tennis player periodically experiences problems and loses concentration, which was noticeable in her quarterfinal match.
Sakkari is also not stable, but imposes a fight on any rival. We offer a forecast for the set in the performance of the Greek tennis player.
Our forecast is the victory of Saqqari with a handicap (+1.5) in sets for a coefficient of 1.57 in BC Winline .