Kovinic vs Kalinskaya: prediction for the WTA Luxembourg match
Danka Kovinic already has one victory over Anna Kalinskaya. On September 14, players will face each other in the first round of Portoroz tournament. Our expert made a prediction for this match.
In 2021 Danka Kovinic surprised everyone at Charleston. At two clay tournaments in this city Montenegrin player reached the final and semi-final respectively. After that she was not so successful.
Kovinic approached the start of Portoroz tournament after a streak of five consecutive defeats. She recorded her last victory at Roland Garros, where she beat Burel (6:3, 7:6). Kovinic's cold streak is going on for too long now.
Anna Kalinskaya also had a successful period in 2021 season. In March Russian player reached the quarter-final of Monterrey tournament and the third round of Miami tournament. 145th WTA player failed to extend that success, she usually loses in qualifying matches or in the first round of the main draw at various tournaments.
In the previous week Kalinskaya played at low prestigious ITF tournament in Portugal in an attempt to gain form. But she failed to put up a successful performance in there. Kalinskaya was defeated in the quarter-final.
In three out of five most recent matches of Kalinskaya no more than nine games were played in the first set
Six most recent matches of Kovinic ended in straight sets
We think that Anna Kalinskaya is overrated by bookmakers in this match. Kovinic is extremely motivated to break her string of defeats in Slovenia and she has a great chance to do that. Kovinic already has one victory over Kalinskaya. We offer to place a bet on the underdog.
Our prediction - Kovinic to win
In the only head-to-head match 18 games were played. In each of five most recent matches of Kovinic no more than 21 games were played, we are expecting the same in this match.
Our second bet is on total under 21 games