Kontaveit, Anett v Puig, Monica 08/01 08:00
TENNIS Sydney Australia WomenKick Off: 08/01/2019 08:00
Golden Girl to shine again
Monica Puig is from Puerto Rico,aged 25 and ranked 53 in the world.She has been ranked as high as 27 which she achieved in September 2016, soon after winning Gold in the Rio Olympics.She plays well on hard courts with a 23 and 14 record , last year,on this surface.In August of last year she qualified and made the semi in New Haven.Then in September she qualified in Wuhan and made the 1/4 final,beating Wozniacki along the way.She was in the final of this tournament 2 years ago but only qualified ,this year , as a lucky loser.She retired 3 times in tournaments in 2018 due to injury .
Anett Kontaveit is from Estonia,aged 23 and at her highest rank of 20 in the world.She plays her best tennis on clay and was only 15 and 13 on hard courts in 2018. She has been coached by Nigel Sears since Wimbledon of last year,rising from 27 to 20 in the world rankings.In Wuhan she won 5 matches to reach the final,losing to Sabalenka.In Brisbane,last week,she beat Kvitová in the round of 16 in straight sets.
In head to heads Puig leads 1-0,having beaten Kontaveit in straight sets in New Haven,last year .
Value for Puig
Puig 2.5 v Kontaveit 1.65