Sofia Kenin vs Vitalia Diatchenko Betting Tip Kenin 2-1- 3rd March 2020

Kenin can rediscover her winning touch as she faces Russian outsider in Lyon

Vitalia Diatchenko / Russia ©imago images / PanoramiC 02.03.2020

United StatesSofia Kenin vs Vitalia DiatchenkoRussian Federation
3rd March 1000hrs
Tennis – Lyon – WTA
Pick Draw
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 23:57 GMT Sunday, 2 March

Can Sofia Kenin rediscover her Melbourne Park form? After winning the Australian Open 2020, America’s Kenin has fallen out of form and has become increasingly frustrated. Can she secure safe passage through her WTA Lyon opener?

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Kenin can get back on track

Sofia Kenin has played two and lost two WTA singles matches since claiming her Australian Grand Slam. Those were losses against Elena Rybakina and Dayana Yastremska. The longer she goes without a win, the more the pressure is going to build.

In her last two matches, it’s not as if she has been terribly out of form. There just hasn’t been the end product from her like there was at Melbourne Park. That Grand Slam success perhaps took a lot out of her. Kenin, 21 years old, has won 79% of service games this season.

Our betting prediction:
Over 20.5 Games

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(odds taken 23:57 GMT Sunday, 2 March)

Interestingly, Kennin and Diatchenko have met once before. That was back at Wimbledon 2018 and it was the Russian who claimed the win. It was a very convincing win as well, as it was a 6-4, 6-1 victory.


Big test ahead for Diatchenkoa

Vitalia Diatchenko is ranked 107th in the world. So she is going into this match as a big underdog and rightly so. She has played two WTA Tour events this year alongside an appearance in the Australian Open 2020.

She lost her opening match in each of those events. The two WTA Tour losses were against Maria Sakkari while she lost against Danielle Collins in the first round at Melbourne Park. This will be her first match at WTA Tour level since St Petersburg in early February.

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In her first-round loss against Collins at the Australian Open and then her match against Sakarri in Russia, Diatchenko took both of those higher-ranked players to three sets. So there has been a bit of a competitive edge there.

It may be a trend worth running with for tennis betting in this one. The Russian was down at the ITF level in Cairo recently, taking a quarter-final finish at the event.


Sofia Kenin vs Vitalia Diatchenko Betting Advice

9 times out of 10 Kenin wins this easily. Even though she has had those failures since the Australian Open, she hasn’t turned into a bad player overnight. It’s just a bit of pressure.

But her game hasn’t been bad at all, just not as highly focused and consistent as it was a Melbourne Park. She can turn all of her growing frustrations into something positive here.


Key Facts – Sofia Kenin vs Vitalia Diatchenko Betting Tip

  • Sofia Kenin hasn’t won since the Australian Open
  • Sofia Kenin is ranked 5th in the world, Diatchenko 107th
  • Vitalia Diatchenko won the one previous singles meeting


The win for Kenin has to be backed in the match without question. But just because of her recent struggles, and because of some recent efforts by Diatchenko this year against higher-quality opposition, a 2-1 set betting option on Kenin has appeal.


The best betting odds for Sofia Kenin vs Vitalia Diatchenko

Sofia Kenin to win: 1/4 at Bet365
Vitalia Diatchenko: 11/4 at Bet365