Angelique Kerber will take on Anett Kontaveit in the second round of the Qatar Open 2021. Kerber is currently the World no.26 on the WTA rankings and Kontaveit is the World no.24.
- Tournament: Qatar Open 2021
- Match: Angelique Kerber vs Anett Kontaveit
- Date: 3nd March 2021
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Doha, Qatar
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: 565,530 (USD)
Angelique Kerber vs Anett Kontaveit :Preview
Kerber has not had a great run post lockdown. Her only meaningful result was reaching the fourth round of the US Open last year. In the Australian Open 2021 she was knocked out in the very first round by qualifier Bernarda Pera 6-0 6-4.
At the Qatar Open she has been a finalist in 2014, she lost the final to Simona Halep. In the first round of the Qatar Open 2021 she defeated Çağla Büyükakçay of Turkey 6-4 6-2. Her second round opponent is Anett Kontaveit.
Kontaveit was a finalist at the Palermo Open in August 2020. After that she reached the fourth round of the US Open. But she could not go past the third round of the Australian Open 2021. In the first round here she pulled off a coup by defeating Jennifer Brady 6-1 6-2.
Angelique Kerber vs Anett Kontaveit : Head-to-Head
Kontaveit leads the head to head vs Kerber 3-1. Their last encounter was in 2019 at the Cincinnati Open, which Kontaveit won 7-6 6-2.
Angelique Kerber vs Anett Kontaveit: Prediction
Kontaveit is the player in form and her game is on the up. Kerber has been struggling to play her best tennis in the last few years. Kontaveit has the advantage in this encounter.
Match Prediction: Anett Kontaveit will beat Angelique Kerber in three sets.