Elina Svitolina vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova: what will be the scenario of the match?

Svitolina vs. Kuznetsova: WTA Dubai Prediction (March 9, 2021)


Elina Svitolina

Elina Svitolina

09/03/21 10:00 CET
Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova

Place Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium (Dubai)
Elina Svitolina vs. Svetlana Kuznetsova tennis match of WTA Dubai tournament

In the second round match of the tournament in Dubai on March 9, Svitolina and Kuznetsova will meet. The last three personal meetings were won by Elina. What to expect this time? The answer can be found in our prediction below.

Elina Svitolina

Once again, Elina Svitolina failed to demonstrate her full potential at the Grand Slam tournament. Despite the expectations of fans and predictions in her favor, the Ukrainian tennis player sensationally lost in the 1/8 finals of the Australian Open to Jessica Pegula (4-6, 6-3, 3-6).

After Melbourne, Svitolina played two matches in Doha. She succeeded over Misaki Doi without any problems (6-1, 6-2). And then in the game with Victoria Azarenka, who had back problems, the Ukrainian tennis player lost in all aspects (2-6, 4-6). Obviously more was expected from Elina in that match.

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Svetlana Kuznetsova

Svetlana Kuznetsova is entering the new season with difficulty. It is not easy to get in good shape; victories are achieved with great struggle. But still, what cannot be taken away from Svetlana is the desire to play, fight and find motivation for further performances.

Last week in Doha Kuznetsova lost in the first round to Victoria Azarenka (2-6, 3-6). In Dubai, the tournament bracket was more favorable to the Russian tennis player. The rival in the first round was Wang Qiang, who was on a slump. The Russian tennis player won in three sets (6-4, 1-6, 7-5) and advanced to the second round.

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  • Svitolina beat Kuznetsova in four out of five matches.
  • Over the past three years in Dubai, Svitolina has won the title and reached the final in 2019.
  • In 2021, at all tournaments with her participation, the Ukrainian tennis player won the starting matches.

Our Prediction

Throughout her career, for Elina Svitolina matches against Svetlana Kuznetsova were very successful on any surface. The only defeat was recorded back in 2016 at the Kremlin Cup. The Russian tennis player has clearly not yet reached a more or less decent level of play in order to compete on equal terms with the representatives of the Top-10. We expect that Elina will confidently justify the status of the favorite.

Our prediction is that Svitolina will win with a handicap (-4.5) with the coefficient of 1.89 on 1xbet.

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