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The excitement is palpable as the Cincinnati Open kicks off with a thrilling clash between Daria Kasatkina and rising star Peyton Stearns in the first round. The battle between experience and youthful exuberance is set to unfold on the centre court, promising a captivating display of skill and strategy. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.
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Daria Kasatkina vs Peyton Stearns – match predictions
2-0 to Daria Kasatkina
Considering Kasatkina’s recent impressive form, there’s a strong likelihood that she will emerge victorious in straight sets in the upcoming match against Stearns. The Russian ace demonstrated her consistency on the court, securing three consecutive 2-0 wins against top-tier opponents like Mertens, Blinkova, and Bouzkova at the Montreal Open. She also gave a commanding performance in her only duel with Stearns, earning a 6-0 and 6-1 victory. Based on their prior one-sided duel and Kastkina’s recent results, we are expecting a 2-0 win for the Russian.
Under 20.5 games
Given Daria’s recent form, the upcoming match with Peyton is anticipated to conclude with under 20.5 games. Stearns’ last two matches saw 17 and 18 games respectively. With the exception of Kasatkina’s match with Rybakina which lasted 37 games, her duels with Bouzkova, Blinkova and Mertens saw fewer than 20 games. Considering this pattern, the match is expected to showcase efficient play and a focus on securing crucial points, potentially leading to a final tally of games below 20.5.
Daria Kasatkina vs Peyton Stearns preview
Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the Cincinnati Open.
After her second-round ousting in Washington, Kasatkina impressed in reaching the quarter-finals of the Canadian Open. Kasatkina demonstrated both her ability to secure commanding victories and her resilience in challenging situations, earning three straight-sets victories in the process. her overall record speaks to her consistency and dedication, with an impressive tally of 27 wins and 19 losses in 2023.
Peyton Stearns has displayed a mixed form in recent matches, showcasing both moments of brilliance and challenges. Leylah Fernandez ended her Montreal Open ambitions after she had made little work of Sebov and Frech in earlier rounds. In the Citi Open, Stearns reached the second round from the qualifiers. Stearns’ overall record reflects her competitive spirit, with a tally of 38 wins and 15 losses in 2023.
Daria Kasatkina vs Peyton Stearns head to head
This is the second meeting between Kasatkina and Stearns on the WTA tour, with the Russian ace triumphing 2-0 in their 2023 French Open third-round duel.
Daria Kasatkina vs Peyton Stearns match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 14 August.
- Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is Lindner Family Tennis Center.
- Who is the reigning Cincinnati Open champion? Borna Coric and Caroline Garcia were crowned champions in 2022.
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