Sorana Cirstea will square off with Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit in a tough opening-round match at the 2021 Ostrava Open later today. Read on to get our expert’s preview, find out how to live stream the match, and take advantage of a free bet at bet365.
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Sorana Cirstea vs Anett Kontaveit Preview
Cirstea has enjoyed an impressive season so far. She won her first title at the Istanbul Open in 2008 without dropping a set and beat Elise Mertens, the top-seeded player, in the final. The Romanian reached her second final at the Strasbourg Open, but lost in straight sets to Barbora Krejcikova. She reached the fourth round of Roland Garros, where Tamara Zidansek defeated her.
However, the 31-year-old’s subsequent performances were less than impressive as she went out of the Wimbledon, Cincinnati Masters and US Open from early rounds. Now fresh off a quarterfinal appearance at the Slovenia Open, the Romanian tennis star will be aiming to go far in the Ostrava Open and end her season on a positive note.
Anett Kontavett is also enjoying a successful season. The 25-year-old won her second career title at the Cleveland Open, beating Romania’s Irina-Camelia Begu in the final. She also made it to the final of the Grampians Trophy but the match wasn’t played due to scheduling difficulties.
The Estonian claimed a big victory over Bianca Andreescu on her way to the final of the 2021 Eastbourne International before falling to Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko.
She looked impressive at the 2021 US Open. The tournament began with two easy wins over Samantha Stosur, Jil Teichmann. She lost in three sets to 2020 French Open winner Iga Swiatek in the third round.
Anett Kontaveit has faced Sorana Cistea four times, with the Estonian winning each of those four matches. Surprisingly, Cirstea has only won one set against Anett Kontaveit in their four previous matches.
Sorana Cirstea vs Anett Kontaveit Odds
Below are the latest odds on this match from bet365:
To Win Match
Cirstea: (+4.5) 8/11
Kontaveit: (-4.5) 1/1
Cirstea: (O/U 22.5) 5/1
Kontaveit: (O/U 20.5) O 8/5; U 7/5
Sorana Cirstea vs Anett Kontaveit Prediction
Considering the head-to-head record, Kontaveit looks like the favourite to win the match on Monday as reflected by the latest odds.
Kontaveit is most likely to win. We believe Cirstea will be able to cover the +4.5 handicap (8/11) because she will know her opponent well.
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