Alize Cornet vs Maria Sakkari Betting Tip Sakkari To Win- 13th February 2020

Sakkari's service game can win the day

Maria Sakkari /Greece ©imago images / ZUMA Press 13.02.2020

FranceAlize Cornet vs Maria SakkariGreece
13th February 10:00hrs
Tennis – St Petersburg – WTA
Pick Sakkari
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 10/11 odds taken 21:11 GMT Wednesday 12th February

France’s Alize Cornet came up with an excellent win in her opening match on Wednesday at the St Petersburg Ladies Trophy event. She knocked out Jelena Ostapenko in straight sets. Cornet will now meet the hard-hitting Maria Sakkari for a place in the quarter-finals.

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Cornet delivers impressive win in Russia

Alize Cornet was up against Jelena Ostapenko in the opening round in St Petersburg. The French player came storming out of the gates, immediately unravelling the game of her opponent and soared to a 6-1 6-2 success.

Cornet had to come through the qualifiers to get to the main draw here. But she was on point with her service game and Ostapenko, who does look to be lacking confident at the moment, had no answers.

Our betting prediction:
Sakkari 2-1

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(odds taken 21:11 GMT Wednesday 12th February)

Cornet, ranked 61st in the world currently, didn’t make it past the second round of her Australian Open campaign, losing to Donna Vekic. She had entered two tournaments this year before the action at Melbourne Park and won two matches at the ASB Classic and then one at Hobart.

So that leaves her with a W5 L3 match record this season. This is no easy game on the cards here against Sakkari though, who leads the head to head.


Sakkari can deliver the win

Maria Sakkari opened her account in Russia with a battling win over qualifier Vitalia Diatchenko. It was expected to be a little easier for the Greek player than that, but she won the deciding set on a tie break.

Sakkari survived and that is all that matters and that is one of the great aspects of the 24-year-old’s game. She battles. She hits hard and digs deep. Her 2020 didn’t get off to a hot start, winning just one of her first three matches, but she came good at the Australian Open.

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Sakkaari made a great run to the round of sixteen at the Australian Open. She had won the first set there against seventh seed Petra Kvitova, but couldn’t hold out. In the round of 32, she had taken a notable win against 10th seed Madison Keys.

Sakkari has won 74% of her service games this season and is capable of firing down those troubling aces. Sakkari is going to have to be a little bit better defensively than she was in her opening match, to get to the quarters.

However, she has won both previous meetings with Cornet. They were both back in 2017 at the Australian Open and then at Wuhan.


Alize Cornet vs Maria Sakkari Betting Advice

The service game of Sakkari, who can deliver a little more power than that of her opponent, may be the deciding factor here. Sakkari is still growing in stature in the game and if she gets behind that serve of hers, she can win out here.


Key Facts – Alize Cornet vs Maria Sakkari Betting Tip

  • Alize Cornet has lost her two previous matches against Sakkari
  • Alize Cornet is a St Petersburg qualifier
  • Maria Sakkari reached the R16 at the Australian Open


Cornet is a very smart player, and she came through her opening match at the tournament with some flying colours. But she is going to be facing a player with a bit more confidence behind her than she did in Ostapenko. Sakkari to win.


The best betting odds for Alize Cornet vs Maria Sakkari

Alize Cornet to win: 4/5 at Bet365
Maria Sakkari: 10/11 at Bet365