Samsonova vs Keys: prediction for the WTA Adelaide match
Liudmila Samsonova and Madison Keys will face each other in the quarter-final of Adelaide tournament on January 13. Who is better prepared for the match? The answer is in our prediction.
At the end of 2021 Liudmila Samsonova secured a spot in Top-50. She managed to win her maiden WTA title at Berlin tournament. In the quarter-final of that competition Russian player won a match over Madison Keys in three sets (7:6, 2:6, 7:6).
Start of 2022 year is not going great for Liudmila Samsonova. At the first tournament in Melbourne a World No. 39 player failed to beat Petkovic (3:6, 6:7). A first match at Adelaide against Sherif was also not easy for Samsonova (7:6, 6:4). But in the second round Russian player recorded a confident victory over Parrizas Dias (6:2, 6:1).
Madison Keys is not looking so impressive recently, she dropped to the 87th position in the WTA rankings. American player surely wants to improve her result and so far she is looking great in Australia.
At the first tournament in Melbourne, Keys reached the second round and suffered a defeat to Kasatkina (6:7, 6:2, 3:6). Keys recorded confident victories at Adelaide over Svitolina (6:2, 6:4) and Martincova (6:1, 6:3). A former World No. 7 improves her form little by little and now it will be difficult to stop her.
This bet played in three out of four most recent matches of Keys
Samsonova and Keys played two tiebreaks each in the current season
Madison Keys started the new season in a great form, recorded victories over Svitolina and Martincova at Adelaide. American athlete plays aggressively, so it won't be easy for Samsonova, especially since she is not at the peak of her form yet. We are expecting a victory from Keys in this match.
Our prediction - Keys to win
Last year, athletes played two tiebreaks in the head-to-head match and totalled 34 games in three sets. We are expecting another long match at Adelaide.
Our second bet is on total over 20.5 games