The 6th-seed Aryna Sabalenka will speculate Kaia Kanepi in the second round on 1 September. The 24yo right-hander, Sabalenka has been inconsistent in her performance hence, in her WTA rankings. How will she cope in the second round of the U.S Open 2022? Let us get a glimpse into the upcoming match, Aryna Sabalenka vs Kaia Kanepi Prediction, Head-to-Head, Preview, Betting Tips and Live Stream- US Open 2022.
The young World No. 6, Aryna Sabalenka showcased a brilliant piece of tennis on the second day on Court 10. From the beginning, she dominated the American qualifier which lead to a couple of breaks of games from Harrison. Despite of tight start from the qualifier in the second set, Sabalenka managed to get the crucial game to wrap the set and match to herself. She will be appearing in her third Grand Slam, as she could not get a chance to compete in Wimbledon. Aryna’s best major performance was in the Australian Open this year, where she reached the fourth round.
The 37-year-old Kaia Kanepi has been sensational through her complete first-round match. She is pretty impressive in terms of hard-hitting the baselines and covering almost the entire court. It took her just two sets to enter the next round. Kanepi kept her calm throughout the first set until the match came to a deciding tiebreak, which she brilliantly grabbed in her hand. Eventually, Martincova’s drop in level in the second set helped Kaia to win the match. Her best performance was in the Australian Open (reached the quarter-finals).
Aryna Sabalenka vs Kaia Kanepi Match Details
- Tournament: U.S Open (Grand Slam)
- Round: Second Round
- Category: Women’s Singles
- Venue: New York, United States
- Surface: Hard
- Prize Money: $60,102,000
Aryna Sabalenka vs Kaia Kanepi Head-to-head
Kaia Kanepi defeated Sabalenka twice in the 2021 Gippsland Trophy in the R32 in three sets. She also beat Aryna recently in the Australian Open in the R16 in the third and decider sets.
Head-to-head: Kaia Kanepi leads by 2-0.
Aryna Sabalenka vs Kaia Kanepi Match Prediction: Who will advance to the next round?
Both women are extremely heavy hitters. But, Sabalenka lacks in sticking aces which also pressurizes the 24yo to make many double faults. Sabalenka and Kanepi are almost perfectionists in striking in angles across the court. Moreover, Kanepi can dominate her opponent in very crucial points, which compliments her one-handed forehands.
Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka will win in three sets.
Betting Tips: Sabalenka will beat Kanepi at 1.56 odds.
Aryna Sabalenka’s Last three performances
- First Round of U.S Open 2022: Defeated C. Harrison 6-1, 6-3
- Semi-final of Cincinnati Open 2022: Lost against Carolina Garcia by 2-6, 6-4, 1-6
- Quarter-final of Cincinnati Open 2022: Beat S. Zhang 6-4, 7-6
Kaia Kanepi’s Last three performances
- First Round of U.S Open 2022: Defeated T. Martincova 7-6, 6-3
- R64 of Cincinnati Open 2022: Lost to Victoria Azarenka 3-6, 6-4, 3-6
- R32 of Canadian Open 2022: Lost against G. Muguruza 4-6, 4-6
Broadcast and Live Stream Details
- US – Tennis Channel
- UK – Tennis TV (live streaming)
- Australia – beIN Sports
- Canada – TSN
- India – Discovery/ Tennis TV