Sabalenka v Kvitova live stream, preview and tips | Dubai Championships 2022

Aryna Sabalenka will take on Petra Kvitova in the second round of the 2022 Dubai Tennis Championships on Wednesday.

After an unexpected elimination in the Round of 16 at the Australian Open at the hands of Kaia Kanepi, Sabalenka kicked off her Dubai campaign with a straight sets victory over Marta Kostyuk.

Sabalenka has struggled with serving issues in this early part of the year, but she produced a clinical performance against Kostyuk.

Sabalenka is a two-time Dubai quarter-finalist and she is now looking for her third consecutive appearance at this stage of the competition.

Meanwhile, Kvitova has won just three of her seven matches in 2022. She has recently participated in St. Petersburg but lost in the Second Round against Irina Begu.

Kvitova, Dubai champion in 2013, began her latest campaign with an impressive 6-2, 6-0 victory over Camila Giorgi. She has won 28 titles at the tour level in her career, including a title in Doha last year.

However, the Czech star has failed to win back-to-back matches in her last five consecutive tournaments.

This should be a tight contest as both players have been struggling with inconsistency over the past few months. Our prediction is Over 21.5 Games at odds of 5/6 with Bet365.

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Kaia Kanepi and Aryna Sabalenka will square off in the Fourth Round of the 2022 Australian Open on Monday.

Kanepi is definitely enjoying an excellent run at the Australian Open 2022 so far despite she is 36 years old. Ten years ago, she was one of the best female tennis players in the world, being ranked 15th at that point.

Kanepi is currently world number 115 and if she manages to see off Sabalenka here, she will reach the Quarter-Finals of a Grand Slam for the first time in her career.

The Estonian began her 2022 Australian Open campaign with an impressive straight-set win over Kerber and then followed this up with two more victories over Bouzkova and Inglis.

Sabalenka has finally managed to put some victories together after an awful start of 2022. As we previously mentioned, the Belarusian has lost her first two matches of the year against mediocre opponents such as Juvan and Peterson.

The bad news is that all three of Aryna’s matches here in Melbourne have gone to three sets. The good news, though, is that she looked pretty solid against Vondrousova in the previous round.

This match should bring some excitement as both players possess similarly explosive gameplay. Over 20.5 Games at odds of 19/20 with bet365 seem to be on the cards here.

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Marketa Vondrousova and Aryna Sabalenka will lock horns in the third round of the Australian Open 2022 on Saturday at 01.30am (UK Time).

Marketa Vondrousova has won three of her four matches on hard courts in this early part of 2022. After an unexpected loss against Konjuh at Adelaide, Marketa bounced back with two solid 2-0 wins over Hon and Samsonova.

Marketa had an amazing season on hard courts last year, with 29 of her 34 victories coming on this surface. The Czech player is used with the Grand Slam matches as she did well to reach the title round at the 2019 French Open.

Aryna Sabalenka, on the other hand, hasn’t been at her best of late, having lost six of her last 10 matches on hard courts. She did well to win the first two rounds at the Australian Open 2022, but dropped a set in each of those matches against mediocre opponents such as Sanders and Wang Xin.

Aryna’s main problem in this early part of the season is her serving and she already holds a negative record of 70 double faults in just four matches.

This should be a contested match, so our prediction is Over 20.5 Games at odds of 3/4 with Bet365.

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Second seed Aryna Sabalenka and emerging star Leylah Fernandez will battle it out for a place in the 2021 US Open final on Thursday.

Belarusian star Sabalenka is appearing in her second consecutive Grand Slam Semi-Final as he continues her pursuit of a maiden major title.

The 23-year-old survived her toughest scare in the opening round, needing a third set decider to see off Nina Stojanovic, but has not looked back since.

Sabalenka has not dropped a set in the proceeding rounds, brushing aside Tamara Zidansek, Danielle Collins, Elise Mertens and Barbora Krejčíková.

Sabalenka has established herself as the most powerful player on the WTA circuit at present and will look to utilise her huge serve and experience of the big occasions against the Canadian teenager.

Like Emma Raducanu, Fernandez is enjoying a dream debut at the US Open to reach her maiden Grand Slam Semi-Final a day after her 19th birthday.

Fernandez has done it the hard way in reaching this stage of the competition, putting defending champion Naomi Osaka to the sword, as well as 2016 champion Angelique Kerber and 2019 semi-finalist Elina Svitolina each in deciding sets.

We expect another close-run contest here in what looks to be the biggest match of their respective careers to date, and over 20.5 total games looks to be a solid bet at 4/5 with Bet365.

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Karolina Pliskova will be looking to continue her immaculate run at the Wimbledon 2021 when she faces Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals on Thursday at 15.00pm (UK Time).

Karolina Pliskova is yet to drop a set in Wimbledon and it seems that she rediscovered her best form after a long period of poor results.

Prior to Wimbledon, Karolina has reached the quarterfinals in just one of her previous twelve tournaments. Pliskova hasn’t won a tournament on the grass surface since her Eastbourne trophy back in 2019.

Aryna Sabalenka, on the flip side, has won seven of her last eight matches on grass. She had amazing results in WTA tournaments over the past two years, but was waiting for her first big result at a Grand Slam.

If Aryna wins the Wimbledon 2021 and Ashleigh Barty loses her semifinal to Angelique Kerber, then Sabalenka would become the new World No.1. Sabalenka has been at her best in the most recent two matches against Rybakina and Jabeur.

Sabalenka has won the previous two meetings with Pliskova, but both matches ended in three sets. This makes us backing Over 20.5 Games at odds of 4/6 with Bet365.

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An all-Belarusian battle pits fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka against two-time finalist Victoria Azarenka at the US Open for the second year in a row.

Sabalenka vs Azarenka is live from New York on Thursday 3 September, time TBC

Last year at the US Open, Aryna Sabalenka came from a set down to beat compatriot Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 – can Azarenka reverse the result as they meet again in 2020?

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Azarenka, twice a runner-up at the US Open, turned back the clock to her glory days when she won the Western & Southern Open title last week to enter the Grand Slam in red-hot form, while Sabalenka, despite having long supplanted Azarenka as Belarus’s top player, hasn’t been able to string wins together. Who will make the last 32 on Thursday?

Read on for our preview, predictions and live streaming information.

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Sabalenka vs Azarenka: Head-to-head

Last year’s US Open first-round match was the only time these two have played. Sabalenka won 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

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Aryna Sabalenka has only twice won back-to-back main-draw matches at Grand Slam level – in 2019, when she made the third round of the Australian Open, and the previous summer, when she knocked out Petra Kvitova to make the last 16 at the US Open, only to lose an extremely tight match to Naomi Osaka.

Sabalenka turned out to be the only player who would manage to take a set from the eventual champion at that year’s US Open, and expectations were high for the Belarusian after her brilliant breakthrough year. Backing it up, however, proved difficult, and while Sabalenka won titles in Shenzhen and Wuhan in 2019 she didn’t have any success at Grand Slam level – her win over Azarenka at the US Open was the best she would record, but she lost to Yulia Putintseva in the next round.

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After reaching the semifinals in Adelaide in January, Sabalenka’s Australian Open campaign was over before it began when she lost to Carla Suarez Navarro in straight sets in the first round, but it seemed like she had just found her feet in 2020 with the Qatar Total Open title when lockdown hit. Since the resumption, Sabalenka hasn’t managed to string two wins together: She went 2-2 in Lexington and ‘Cincinnati’, losing to Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula in respective three-set battle. And she had to work hard to beat Oceane Dodin 7-6(1), 6-4 in the first round.

Victoria Azarenka is a two-time US Open finalist (PA Images)

Azarenka, on the other hand, couldn’t come into the US Open on more unexpectedly good form. The former world no. 1 has endured a trying couple of seasons, battling injury, struggling for wins and continuing to be derailed by circumstances in her personal life; to the point that she admitted she had considered retiring in January. Before the Western & Southern Open, Azarenka had played just two matches in 2020 and lost both in straight sets. But something clicked for her in ‘Cincinnati’, where she beat Donna Vekic, Caroline Garcia, Alize Cornet, Ons Jabeur and Johanna Konta (losing just one set in the process) to reach the final, where she claimed her second Western & Southern Open title seven years after the first when she received a walkover from Naomi Osaka.

American hard courts have always been a really strong surface for both Sabalenka and Azarenka; the latter played two memorable US Open finals against Serena Williams in 2012-13. The courts are faster this year, which in theory plays into the more explosive Sabalenka’s hands, but actually faster courts means less time to set up for your shots and might play into Azarenka’s hands: The world no. 59 gave a masterclass in how to smother a first-strike power player in these conditions when she beat Konta in three sets in ‘Cincinnati’. When these two faced off last year, it was Sabalenka’s consistent flat power which eventually got her the win, but Azarenka wasn’t playing, or especially serving, nearly as well at the time as she is now. It should go the distance again, but this time Azarenka will be the one who comes out on top.

Sabalenka vs Azarenka: Prediction

The match of the day at the Top Seed Open in Lexington on Wednesday sees world no. 11 Aryna Sabalenka facing off with 16-year-old superstar-in-waiting Coco Gauff for a place in the quarterfinals.

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Sabalenka vs Gauff is live from Lexington on Wednesday 12 August at 2pm local/7pm BST

Top WTA stars are returning to action this week after the best part of six months out of competition, with top-20 players like world no. 11 Sabalenka highlighting Internationals in Prague and Lexington, Kentucky.

WTA Lexington: Tournament information, schedules and live streams for the Top Seed Open

The first WTA tournament to be played in the USA since March, the new Top Seed Open is headlined by the Williams sisters, Aryna Sabalenka and Coco Gauff – which of these stars will lead the way into the quarterfinals on Wednesday?

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Coco Gauff, at just 16, has a 2-3 record vs WTA top-20 players (AAP Image/Michael Dodge)

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From famine to feast: After the best part of six months without any meaningful tennis, the inaugural Top Seed Open is providing popcorn matches a-plenty. The first WTA tournament to be played on US soil since early March, the Lexington event will see the Williams sisters face off on Thursday – but Sabalenka taking on Gauff is more than just a curtain-raiser for that superstar clash.

It was on American hard courts that Sabalenka truly ignited during her sensational 51-25 2018 season, with a semifinal showing in Cincinnati followed by claiming the New Haven title and reaching the last 16 of the US Open, where she was the only player to take a set from eventual champion Naomi Osaka. The Belarusian’s 39-22 2019 season was widely seen as a letdown in comparison, but she still picked up titles in Shenzhen, Wuhan and Zhuhai and finished runner-up in San Jose.

Sabalenka made a bright start to 2020, too, with a semifinal run in Adelaide followed by picking her sixth WTA career title in Doha in February. After six months off court, the world no. 11 extended her winning streak to six matches with a 6-1, 6-7(5), 6-2 victory over Madison Brengle – a tenacious counterpuncher. Sabalenka made her life a little harder than it needed to be – she came back from 0-4 down in the second set and served for the match only to lose it in a tie-break – but the way she regrouped in the decider boded well.

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How will the second seed cope with the challenge of Coco Gauff? Still just 16, Gauff did not play much during the lockdown (although her memorable and stirring speech during a Black Lives Matter protest attracted attention for all the right reasons) and was out of competition for even longer than most – she last played at the Australian Open in January, where she knocked out defending champion Naomi Osaka before losing to eventual winner Sofia Kenin.

Up against compatriot Caroline Dolehide in the first round, Gauff did well to win 7-5, 7-5 given her lack of match practice and the fact that her opponent had the advantage of playing her way through qualifying, although it was a somewhat scrappy performance. Superb serving made the difference for the American teenager, and it could be the crucial factor when she faces Sabalenka, as well.

Gauff is 2-3 vs top-10 players and if you leave out her one-sided defeat to Osaka at the US Open last year, when Gauff was somewhat crippled by nerves, the players who have beaten her are cast in more of a counterpunching mould. In contrast, Gauff has excelled against Osaka, Venus Williams, Kiki Bertens – big servers and big hitters who rely on explosive power to end short points. Young as she is, Gauff has a more rounded game which, when married with her big serve, is a fairly lethal combination – and she can keep the tactics a lot simpler against these types of powerhouse players.

Sabalenka falls neatly into this mould, which inclines one to think that Gauff might well add another impressive scalp to her collection in Lexington on Wednesday – and lead the way into the quarterfinals.

Sabalenka vs Gauff: Prediction

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Serena Williams returns to competition as the top seed for the new Lexington, Kentucky tournament, the first WTA Tour event to be held in the USA since March.

We break down the women’s singles draw, analyse the contenders and predict the semifinalists and champion as the Williams sisters and Aryna Sabalenka lead the field at the Top Seed Open.

WTA Lexington Preview

Officially known as the Top Seed Open presented by Bluegrass Orthopaedics, WTA Lexington is a new International-level event played for the first time in 2020. An outdoor hard-court tournament in Lexington, Kentucky, the Top Seed Open is the first WTA tournament to be played on hard courts or in the USA since the first week of March.

It has attracted an enviable field led by 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams, who is playing for the first time since early February as she warms up for the US Open. But Williams has more than ring-rust to contend with – the world no. 9 could face sister Venus or long-time rival Victoria Azarenka as early as the second round. Things aren’t easy for second seed Aryna Sabalenka either – the world no. 11 could run into Coco Gauff in the second round. And upsets are definitely to be expected, after five months out of competition during what would normally be the height of the season.

WTA Lexington: Tournament information, latest news, schedules and live streams to watch Top Seed Open matches

WTA Lexington Draw Analysis

Top Half

All eyes will be on the packed top quarter of the draw which contains both Williams sisters, Azarenka and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens.

Serena, whose last match was a narrow defeat to Anastasija Sevastova during a Fed Cup tie in early February, opens against compatriot Bernarda Pera who has a 1-3 record vs top-10 players. If she wins that, she faces a fellow former world no. 1: Either Azarenka, who has only played one match in the last year, or more likely sister Venus in what would be their 30th clash. Serena leads the head-to-head with Venus 17-12 and has won four of their last five matches.

Stephens has played World Team Tennis during the shutdown and should therefore be less rusty than most, but was 1-5 in WTA matches in 2020. Powerful Shelby Rogers, who is currently ranked outside the top 100 but climbing fast after returning from a lengthy injury break in April 2019, could be the biggest threat to the seventh seed.

Another first-round clash to watch is the meeting of fourth seed Amanda Anisimova and Catherine Bellis. Anisimova, 18, won her first WTA title and made the French Open semifinals last year, and should be able to handle Bellis, a former teenage phenom just coming back from severe wrist and elbow injuries. Watch out though for the steady Jessica Pegula, Washington champion last year and Anisimova’s probable second-round opponent; and for Jil Teichmann, who won two WTA Tour titles in 2019 although is more of a clay-courter. It might be fifth seed Yulia Putintseva, a steely competitor who performs well on US hard courts, who comes through.

Predicted semifinal: Serena Williams vs Yulia Putintseva

Coco Gauff plays her first tournament since the Australian Open in Lexington this week (AAP Image/Michael Dodge)

Bottom Half

Definitely lacking the star power of the top half, the lower half of the Top Seed Open draw nevertheless contains some top players and key names to watch ahead of the US Open.

World no. 11 Aryna Sabalenka comes in on a five-match winning streak, having claimed the Doha title in February, but the Belarusian powerhouse hasn’t been seen much during the shutdown – and she has a deceptively tricky first-round opponent in Madison Brengle. The American counterpuncher has a history of shock wins over error-prone power hitters like Sabalenka. The winner of that one faces Coco Gauff in the second round, playing for the first time since the Australian Open, so it might be too hard a road for Sabalenka.

Gauff in fact has a decent route to the semifinals, with the unpredictable eighth seed Ons Jabeur the other seed in that quarter. In the third quarter, both seeds – Magda Linette (6) and Johanna Konta (3) – look at risk of first-round upsets at the hands of Lauren Davis and Marie Bouzkova respectively, while powerful Jennifer Brady and Anna Blinkova lurk.

Predicted semifinal: Coco Gauff vs Jennifer Brady

WTA Lexington Prediction

Semifinals: Serena Williams d. Amanda Anisimvoa
Coco Gauff d. Jennifer Brady

Final: Serena Williams d. Coco Gauff