World No.5 Barbora Krejcikova will lock horns with Anett Kontaveit in the semi-finals of the WTA Sydney Tennis Classic 2022 on Friday.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anett Kontaveit: Match Details
- Tournament: WTA Sydney Tennis Classic 2022
- Match: Barbora Krejcikova vs Anett Kontaveit
- Round: Semi-Final
- Date: 14 January 2022
- Venue: Sydney, Australia
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $703,580
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anett Kontaveit: Match Preview
Barbora Krejcikova has had a sensational 2021. From being a no-one in the tennis circuit to winning her maiden singles grand slam, winning 3 ATP titles, debuting at the WTA finals, and rising to number 3 in the rankings, the Czech superstar has been living the dream. Krejcikova moved up a gear in 2021, with her performances propelling her up to No. 3 in the world briefly in 2021.
Currently ranked 5th, she has won the French Open singles and doubles titles, Australian Open mixed doubles title, 2020 Olympics mixed doubles gold and the WTA finals championship title in 2021. The 26-year-old is coming into the match on the back of a comprehensive straight-sets victory over Caroline Garcia.
Anett Kontaveit is an Estonian professional tennis player. Her current ranking according to the WTA is World No.7 which is also her highest ranking. She has five career titles to her name, four of which came in a sensational 2021 season, which also saw her finish as the runners-up at the year-end WTA Finals. She played her previous match against Ons Jabeur which was a walkout.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anett Kontaveit: Head to Head
Barbora Krejcikova and Anett Kontaveit faced each other once before, which was pretty recently at the year-end WTA Finals in Guadalajara. Kontaveit won that match in straight sets on her way to the final of the tournament and thus holds a 1-0 record against Krejcikova.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anett Kontaveit: Match Predictions
Being a battle between the two heavyweights, this match could honestly go either way. Thus, it would be a very tough match to call as the pair are next to each other within the top 10 of the world rankings. Both players also have an all-win record too so far this year, which is set to change for one of them in a spicy encounter. Whatever be the result, the encounter is sure to be a celebration of tennis and the sport at this highest quality.
Match Prediction- Krejcikova to narrowly edge past Kontaveit in 3 sets.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anett Kontaveit: Broadcast and Live Stream details
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