In the women’s first semi-final, Anett Kontaveit (WTA Rank 19) and Ashleigh Barty (WTA Rank 12) meet at the Miami Open on Thursday. While the 23-year-old Estin got into the quarter-finals with the ten-year-old Hsieh Su-wei (WTA Rank 27), the only 22-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty cleared for the first time in her career Petra Kvitova (WTA Rank 3) from a tournament.
Today’s Tennis Betting Tips Anett Kontaveit vs Ashleigh Barty
Both Kontaveit and Barty both had to go in their quarterfinals over the full distance of three sets. Despite their big tournament stint in recent years, the two players have met once in their careers. In qualifying for the Grand Slam at Wimbledon in 2014 Anett Kontaveit prevailed against her one year younger opponent. Meanwhile, the tournament record of Ashleigh Barty, who has already won three WTA victories, is reading more successfully. Last year alone, the talented Australian achieved two tournament victories. A WTA title has also won Anett Kontaveit. In addition there are proud 11 tournament victories of the smaller ITF Tour.
Anett Kontaveit: current form, latest results, statistics
🎾 WTA Rank 19
The 23-year-old Anett Kontaveit is currently ranked 21st in the WTA World Ranking List. Of her 17 matches in 2019, Nigel Sears coached Estin 10. On her way to the Miami Masters semi-final she met Amanda Anisimova, Ajla Tomljanovic, Bianca Andreescu and Hsieh Su-Wei. Except for the round of 16 against Bianca Andreescu (surprise winner of Indian Wells), who had to give up in the second set, all matches of Anett Kontaveit went over the full three sets. After eleven victories on the ITF tour, she made her breakthrough in summer 2017 at the WTA tournament in Rosmalen (Netherlands). At Grand Slam tournaments, her greatest achievement is reaching the round of 16. The right-handed woman is known for her solid baseline game and good two-handed backhand.
Ashleigh Barty: current form, latest results, statistics
🎾 WTA Rank 12
Ashleigh Barty is not only an outstanding single player, but also has excellent skill in doubles. The current world ranking elite is in spite of its 22 years since 2010 active in tournaments. After several successes in the juniors, she had 2012 an incredibly successful year with four tournament victories on the ITF Tour. In 2014 and 2015, the young Australian took a break. Only in 2017 did she become really successful. In Kuala Lumpur, she won her first WTA title, a year later she cleared two WTA tournaments. In doubles, she won three WTA tournaments in 2017 and four times in 2018. Her strengths include a powerful baseline game. Due to her many missions in doubles, she is also very strong on the net. She plays her backhand ambidextrous with a sensitive hand at stops and volleys. On the way to the semi-finals, she eliminated well-known opponents such as Samantha Stosur, Kiki Bertens and Petra Kvitova. Twice Barty had to go the full distance.
Our Tennis Betting Tips Anett Kontaveit vs Ashleigh Barty
For the upcoming semi-final of the Miami Masters we clearly favor the Australian Ashleigh Barty. The 22-year-old, currently coached by Jason Stoltenberg and Craig Tyzzer, has got off to a great start in the new year, having lost only three matches from their 16 contested matches. The Australians lost two defeats to Petra Kvitova, who finally defeated her in the quarter-finals. The playing of Barty looks much more mature than that of Anett Kontaveit, which often still very error prone in their games acts. In their quarter-final against Hsieh Su-wei from Taiwan, there was a real break festival. She was the only one to thank for her nerves in the end that she was able to turn the match after several defeats in her favor. The currently as strong Ashleigh Barty will not let the chance in the semifinals and move safely into the final.
Betting Tips: Ashleigh Barty wins