Anett Kontaveit is seeded 21st at this year’s Australian Open. A fast mover on court, she has also improved her serve dramatically in the last couple of years. Kontaveit was a quarter finalist in the 2020 Australian Open. her opponent Shelby Rogers has been unlucky with injuries. At one point she was ranked as high as no.48 in the world. Last year she was a Quarter finalist at the US Open, and this is so far her best result at the Australian Open.
- Fixture: Anett Kontaveit vs Shelby Rogers
- Date: 13 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 3nd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: 165,228 $ (USD)
Anett Kontaveit vs Shelby Rogers: Preview
Kontaveit overcame Belarusian Aliaksandra Sasnovich in her first round match. Winning it in straight sets 7-5 6-2. In her second round she defeated British player Heather Watson 6-7 6-4 6-2. Rogers though was much more comprehensive in her first two rounds, she won both in straight sets. 6-4 6-1 against Francesca Jones in the first, and 6-2 6-3 against Olga Danilović in the second.
Anett Kontaveit vs Shelby Rogers: Head-to-Head
The two players have met twice before on the tour, and on both occasions Kontaveit has prevailed. So the head to head stands at 2-0 to her. In their last meeting, at Wimbledon 2019, Kontaveit won 6-0 3-6 6-4.
Anett Kontaveit vs Shelby Rogers: Prediction
Kontaveit has been consistent in the last two seasons. Slowly moving up the rankings. She is poised to do well this season. Rogers though should not be taken lightly, as she has in the past defeated top 10 players.
Match Prediction: Kontaveit to win in 3 sets.