Kontaveit vs Jabeur: prediction for the WTA Indian Wells match
Two months ago Anett Kontaveit suffered a defeat to Ons Jabeur in a tight clash at Cincinnati. Who will record a victory in the quarter-final of Indian Wells tournament on October 14? Will Kontaveit take revenge?
On August 18, in the first round of Cincinnati tournament Anett Kontaveit was beaten by her today opponent, Ons Jabeur (2:6, 6:4, 5:7). After that defeat Estonian player became a completely different athlete, she won 16 matches and suffered only one defeat - to Swiatek at US Open. Estonian player credits her new coach, Dmitry Tursunov, for this breakthrough. Kontaveit maintains her wonderful form at Indian Wells tournament.
In three matches of the tournament Kontaveit didn't lose a single set. She experienced some problems only in the third round match against Andreescu (7:6, 6:3). In the round of 16 Kontaveit easily beat the Brazilian player, Haddad Maia (6:0, 6:2).
Before the start of Indian Wells tournament Ons Jabeur performed well at Chicago, she reached the final in there. Tunisian player failed to beat Muguruza in the final match (6:3, 3:6, 0:6). Nonetheless, Jabeur is in a great form, which helps her to perform well at the prestigious tournament.
Only in the first match Jabeur lost one set to Sevastova (6:2, 6:7, 6:3). In next matches against Collins (6:1, 6:3) and Kalinskaya (6:2, 6:2) Jabeur recorded confident victories.
This bet won in two out of three head-to-head matches
In four most recent matches of Kontaveit no more than nine games were played in the second set
There is no clear favourite in an upcoming match. Both opponents are in a great form and they deserved a spot in the semi-final. But we will place a bet on Estonian player. Two months ago Kontaveit was not in a good form, but managed to put up a fight against Ons Jabeur. Now Kontaveit's performance significantly improved, so we think that she will be able to get revenge on her opponent.
Our prediction - Kontaveit to win
Players exchanged sets at Cincinnati. Now both opponents are in a great form, so we think that no one will leave the court without a fight.
Our second bet is on total over 21 games