Vekic vs Bertens (By: Khum)
WTA Premier Sankt Petersburg
Donna Vekic - Kiki Bertens
World no. 8 Kiki Bertens will need to win against the much improved croatian Donna Vekic if she wants the title at the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy.
Both ladies served well to excellent this week and both played solid overall. Both got good wins, Bertens knocking out Sabalenka and Pavlyuchenkova while Vekic passed over Kvitova and a resurgent Zvonareva.
In the h2h record Vekic leads 3-1 in WTA level meetings, with the last one ending 7-6, 1-6, 7-5 for the Croat, last month in Brisbane. What caught my attention is the fact that all the 4 previous matches between them went 21 games or more. And it makes sense, as the matchup between hard hitters oftenly produces long sets and matches.
This final has all the chances to go 3 sets, with one or two of them being long ones.
Let's go green!
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Vekic vs Bertens prediction
|Over 21 games played in the match||Pinnacle||1.81||9||0-2 WON (+7.29 units)|