Johanna Konta vs Vera Zvonareva Betting Tip Konta to win – 26th August 2020

Konta can make further progress in New York

Johanna Konta / England ©imago images / Agencia EFE 07.03.2020

England Johanna Konta vs Vera Zvonareva Russian Federation
26th August 1600hrs
Tennis – New York – Western & Southern Open
Pick Johanan Konta to win
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 4/6 odds taken 0200 GMT, Tuesday 25th August

Britain’s Johanna Konta is in action in New York this week ahead of a US Open Grand Slam challenge which starts at the end of the month.

She made a really convincing start to her campaign in the Western & Southern Open, and now moves forward to win her second round match.

In it, she faces former three-time Grand Slam finalist Vera Zvonareva.

The winner of this one will get a tough quarter-final against Maria Sakkari or Serena Williams.

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Johanna Konta Preview – Konta moving with ease

After having received a bye in the first round of action at the Western & Southern Open (which is usually hosted in Cincinnati) Konta made her tournament appearance on Monday.

She was up against Kristen Flipkens and Konta breezed through the match, getting better and better as it went on.

It was a powerful 6-2 6-0 win that she took over the Belgian, crushing her opponent’s serve in the first set.

Konta was then just fully on the offence in the second set, moving freely and striking the ball well, so that’s a very positive start from her.

This will now be the first meeting between Konta and Russia’s Zvonareva.

Our betting prediction:
Konta 2-0
6/4

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(odds taken 0200 GMT, Tuesday 25th August)

 

This is an important tournament of course, with so little playing time having happened ahead of the US Open.

So a good deep run would be fantastic for Konta and there is a tougher challenger awaiting in the quarters against Maria Sakkari or Serena Williams.

Just to highlight how little tennis has been played this year, Konta was W3 L5 ahead of this tournament.

Konta lost her first round at Lexington last week, the first time she had been on the court since March.

 

Vera Zvonareva Preview – Can Zvonaraeva upset Konta?

Former world top-ten player Vera Zvonareva has pretty much followed the same route as Konta since the restart.

She lost in the first round at Lexington last weekend but was far more impressive in her second-round match at this Western & Southern tournament.

The Russian breezed past Laura Siegemend 6-1 6-1 in the second round.

That was after she had to fight back from having dropped the opening set in the first round against Magda Linette.

Zvonareva found a different gear though following that and just powered her way through.

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The Russian is the 6/5 underdog for this contest* (odds taken 0200 GMT, Tuesday 25th August)

Vera Zvonareva put in an appearance at the Oracle Challenger Series at Indian Wells in March and fought her way to the semi finals before retiring through injury.

So there is a little hint of danger there for Konta against an experienced player.

But realistically Zvonareva is now well past her glory days and is at 95th in the world rankings currently.

 

Johanna Konta vs Vera Zvonareva Betting Advice

We have to side with Konta of course in this fixture and she’s not bad value at 4/6 to take this* (odds taken 0200 GMT, Tuesday 25th August).

She was very impressive in that opening match of the tournament on Monday and that should put her in good stead.

Her serve was working well and if she is bringing that form to the table here, we’d be happy to take her for 6/4 for a 2-0 win in Set Betting* (odds taken 0200 GMT, Tuesday 25th August).

 

Key Facts – Johanna Konta vs Vera Zvonareva Betting Tip

  • Johanna Konta meets Zvonareva for the first time
  • Johanna Konta beat Kristen Flipkens 6-2 6-0 in the last round
  • Vera Zvonareva if a three-time Grand Slam finalist

 

Vera Zvonareva has found a nice bit of form for herself this year, but isn’t the player she was.

If Konta breaks her in the first set then we don’t see the Russian getting anything on the board in the fixture.

 

The best betting odds for Johanna Konta vs Vera Zvonareva

Johanna Konta to win: 4/6 at Bet365
Vera Zvonareva to win: 6/5 at Bet365