WTA Qatar Open 2020 Quarterfinal Betting Tips and Predictions
The quarterfinal of the 2020 WTA Qatar Open in Doha will feature some of the most promising stars on the tour. Competing for the coveted Premier 5 trophy in the Middle East, there are five top players remaining in the field. With the likes of Petra Kvitova, Aryna Sabalenka, Ash Barty, and Garbine Muguruza in contention, the final rounds of the tournament promise to be a high-octane, action-packed affair. In this article, we will give you the latest quarterfinal betting tips with preview for the Qatar Open 2020.
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WTA Qatar 2020 Quarterfinal Betting Tips
|Ashleigh Barty vs. Garbine Muguruza|
|Over 19.5 games in the match||1.6||Betway|
|Muguruza to win||2.0||10 CRIC|
|Saisai Zhang vs. Aryna Sabalenka|
|Sabalenka to win||1.28||Betway|
|Over 19.5 games in the match||1.72||Betway|
|Ons Jabeur vs. Petra Kvitova|
|Kvitova to win||1.42||LeoVegas|
|Over 20.5 games in the match||1.85||Betway|
|Belinda Bencic vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova|
|Over 19.5 games in the match||1.55||Betway|
|Bencic to win||1.61||10 CRIC|
Petra Kvitova vs. Ons Jabeur Preview
Head to Head: 1-0 to Kvitova; last meeting in 2019 Wimbledon where Kvitova won 6-4, 6-2.
Kvitova’s start to the season hasn’t been that great as she looks to make amends in Doha. Her Australian Open Series was quite uneventful, as the best results she managed was a semifinal run in Brisbane and a quarterfinal run in Melbourne. The Czech No. 2 featured in the St. Petersburg Open as well but was forced to retire early in the second round.
As for her run in Qatar, she faced less than some difficulties in her opening rounds. Enjoying a bye, she first met Carla Suarez Navarro and defeated her in three sets. She followed that win with a similar result over Jelena Ostapenko in the third round.
Meanwhile, Jabeur is enjoying her career-best season. The 25-year-old Tunisian reached the quarterfinal at the Australian Open, defeating Johanna Konta and Caroline Wozniacki in the process. In Dubai, she was handed an early defeat but has bounced back well in Doha. Most impressively, she just defeated Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinal. These results came following her easy wins over Katerina Siniakova and Jennifer Brady.
For this match, expect Kvitova to start as the favourite but given her run so far, she is likely to face some resistance from Jabeur. From a tennis betting perspective, this is a kind of match that can go well over 20 games.
Svetlana Kuznetsova vs. Belinda Bencic Preview
Head to Head: Bencic holds a 3-1 lead over Kuznetsova. They last met in the WTA St. Petersburg Open just a few weeks back, and Bencic prevailed with 7-6(4), 6-4.
The 34-year-old Kuznetsova is seeking a massive revival in her form, following a poor start to the year. With only 3 wins this season, the Russian is running low on confidence and momentum. Following early exits in St. Petersburg and Melbourne, she has done well to rise up in Doha although, luck may have played a part in it. In the early rounds, she defeated Cagla Buyukakcay and Iga Swiatek to set up a meeting with the American prodigy Amanda Anisimova. However, the teenager withdrew from the match, giving Kuznetsova a walkover into the quarters.
On the other hand, Bencic enjoyed a bye into the second round. Her win-loss tally for the year stands at 6-6 as the World No. 9 seeks to improve this record further. After surviving an early scare in the opener against Veronika Kudermetova, she met Yulia Putintseva and dispatched her with 6-4, 6-3. That result also marks her second quarterfinal appearance this season.
Kuznetsova is light years ahead in experience over Bencic but lacks the momentum and rhythm needed to perform. That’s where the Swiss can be absolutely clinical – the 22-year-old is energetic, a strong hitter, and can very well put up a commanding fight. Bencic will be the bookie’s choice for this fixture.
Aryna Sabalenka vs. Saisai Zheng Preview
Head to Head: 2-1 to Zheng although, in their last meeting Cincinnati Open 2019, Sabalenka won in straight sets.
Sabalenka is pretty much in the same boat as other top-seeded players in the field at the moment. Except for her semifinal run in Adelaide, she hasn’t put up a commanding performance anywhere else. Consequently, she is slowly slipping in the rankings. Her run in Melbourne and Dubai were underwhelming, and this match against Zheng serves as a perfect opportunity for her to make amends.
So far in Doha, she has defeated Anett Kontaveit and Maria Sakkari with less than some difficulty. Zheng, meanwhile, has delivered some interesting results of her own. In the third round, she knocked out the 7th seed Kiki Bertens 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to send a strong message to the field. This win was preceded by similar results over Marketa Vondrousova and Vera Zvonareva.
Zheng is prominently a doubles player with two appearances in women’s doubles final already this season. Her run in Qatar is among her best ones in recent times, especially with her win over Bertens. However, she will need to bring a lot more against Sabalenka – the mighty 5’11” Belarusian with a strong forehand and ball control. The Chinese is the underdog in this fixture but that can change quite quickly in the game.
Ashleigh Barty vs. Garbine Muguruza Preview
Head to Head: 1-1, last meeting in the 2017 Canadian Open.
Barty arrived in Qatar after resting for a good few weeks. Her last event was the Australian Open where she made it as far as the semifinal. With 1 title already to her name, the young Aussie is now seeking a second title to retain her crown as World No. 1.
She has had a very comfortable run so far, with an easy win over Laura Siegemund in the opener and a walkover against Elena Rybakina.
As for Muguruza, she has been absolutely relentless this season. After reaching the latter rounds in Shenzhen and Hobart, the Spaniard reinvented herself in Melbourne with a runner-up feat. With some impressive wins over Elina Svitolina, Kiki Bertens, and Simona Halep, Muguruza is well on the path to find her place in the top 10 and move up further. Even in Dubai last week, she reached the quarterfinal where she fell to Jennifer Brady.
Muguruza has been nothing short of clinical in Doha – in the opener, she defeated Daria Kasatkina in 3 sets. Then, she moved past Ajla Tomljanovic and Dayana Yastremska in straight sets to reach the quarters. These wins take her win-loss tally for the season to 16-3.
This is going to be an evenly matched fixture. We have two Grand Slam champions going head to head here – Barty may have the ranking in her favour but Muguruza comes out on the top when we look at her momentum. Expect this to be a three-set affair.