Swiatek vs Sabalenka: prediction for the WTA Stuttgart match
Iga Swiatek and Aryna Sabalenka exchanged victories in two head-to-head matches. Will Belarusian player interrupt the fantastic winning streak of the World No. 1 player in the final of Stuttgart tournament? You'll find the answer in our prediction for that match.
Iga Swiatek managed to extend her winning streak to 22 matches. But her recent outings were pretty intense, so it seems like she is running out of energy.
First signs of a possible slump appeared in the quarter-final match against Raducanu (6:4, 6:4). However, Swiatek managed to beat the opponent in straight sets. In the semi-final Iga had to play against the Russian player, Liudmila Samsonova. Swiatek needed three hours to finally record a victory (6:7, 6:4, 7:5). Only a sloppy performance in crucial moments of the match by the Russian player saved Swiatek from a defeat. Polish player lost three games at her serve and made four double faults.
Aryna Sabalenka failed to impress at the start of the season, so there were no big expectations for her performance at Stuttgart. But Belarusian player proved everyone wrong and reached the final of Stuttgart tournament for the second consecutive year. One year ago, she was beaten by Ashleigh Barty in the title match (6:3, 0:6, 3:6).
On her way to the final, Aryna recorded narrow victories over Andreescu (6:1, 3:6, 6:2) and Kontaveit (6:4, 3:6, 6:1). In the semi-final Belarusian player didn't let herself to lose the second set once again, she managed to beat Paula Badosa in straight sets (7:6, 6:4).
This bet won in three of four latest matches of Sabalenka
In three of five latest matches of Swiatek no more than nine games were played in the second set
Polish player is enjoying a great winning streak, but two latest matches were not so easy for Swiatek, both of her opponents were close to a victory. Sabalenka gained great form during the tournament, so she should be able to put up a good fight today, maybe even to win the competition.
Our prediction - Handicap (+4) games for Aryna Sabalenka
We don't think that this final will end quickly. In each one of Sabalenka's matches at Stuttgart more than 21 games were played. Swiatek's semi-final match ended in three sets. We are expecting a close match today.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games