Brisbane International, R2 Prediction
?? Anett Kontaveit vs (Q) ?? Aliaksandra Sasnovich
This is a big opportunity for both ladies to reach a premier level quarter-final. Both will see this match as a winnable one and both bring good form into this match, it will be interesting to see who steps up and makes the most of this opportunity.
I’m going to side with Kontaveit here. I think Kontaveit should have too much firepower at her disposal for Sasnovich, especially on the quick Brisbane surface. Sasnovich did get a bit lucky against Mladenovic, the Belarussian was being outplayed before Mladenovic’s level dropped dramatically. Kontaveit has generally been the much better player lately, she is the obvious pick to make the most of this opportunity.