Elina Svitolina vs Angelique Kerber, Dubai SF Prediction

🇦🇪 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, SF Preview
🇺🇦 (1) Elina Svitolina vs 🇩🇪 (6) Angelique Kerber

I’m going to side with Kerber here despite Svitolina winning the last 4 matches between the pair and holding an overall 6-5 head-to-head record over the German. Both have great win/loss records in 2018: Svitolina is 12/2 whilst Kerber is 19/2. However, there is no doubt in my mind that it is Kerber who is playing the better tennis right now and I think this is a good match-up for Kerber when she is in top form as she is right now. These two have similar strengths and weaknesses but when Kerber is on she is slightly better than Svitolina in most departments.

Angelique Kerber of Germany in action during her quarter-final match at the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships WTA Premier tennis tournament

Kerber is in scintillating form, Kerber heads into this semi-final clash fresh off a 6-4 6-3 drubbing of Karolina Pliskova yesterday, a match where Kerber did not face a single break point, a real confidence boosting win for the already confident German. Conversely, Svitolina scrapped through her first match in Dubai in 3 sets against Qiang Wang whilst she was gifted victory by a wayward Naomi Osaka yesterday. Kerber has been involved in a lot of tight matches against quality opposition in 2018, Svitolina has not faced a task this tough. Given all of these factors, I can only see 1 winner unless something drastic occurs.

Prediction: Angelique Kerber to defeat Elina Svitolina in 2 sets
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8 responses to “Elina Svitolina vs Angelique Kerber, Dubai SF Prediction”

    • Kerber played like trash. disappointing. As i said Svitolina will not win unless something drastic happens and it did. Kerber’s level drastically dropped compared to previous matches.

  1. The predictions here are solely based on gut feeling, likes and H2H. Svitolina will take this match in two tight sets or in 3. Kerber will have the problem to deal with her speed.

    The other match winner will be Muguruza. Kasatkina will have problem to beat an in form Muguruza. Also, Kasatkina finished the previous match quite late. She would not be able to sustain.

    The winner in Dubai this year is Muguruza.

    • The bookmakers made Kerber favourite based on a feeling too? Kerber is the favourite and rightfully so. She is slightly stronger than Svitolina is every aspect and is playing better tennis right now. Kerber will win.

      • Your prediction shouldn’t be based on Bookmakers. It should be based on your professional judgment.

        I believe Bookmakers sometimes like to play psychology to make gamblers think that that particular player could win the match.

        I expect Svitolina will lose focus like she played in her previous matches. However, she is in Kerber head right now. She won here last year and I believe she will outrun Kerber again in Dubai. The surface is fast and this really suits her. 2 tight sets or Svitolina in 3.

        • Of course it’s not based on bookmakers. Lol. You completely missed my point. My professional judgement is that kerber is superior to Svitolina in all aspects.. except serve which is not a factor in this match-up. If Kerber is on,she wins. She is in great form hence my prediction of Kerber in 2. Cheers

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