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Have you browsed through our tennis predictions today? Several of them cover the exciting 1000 event known as the Qatar Open. This is also true for the predictions I’m sharing here for the first round involving Raducan vs Kalinina. So, if you fancy placing a wager on this game, check out my tips below.
Our favourite Emma Raducanu vs Anhelina Kalinina predictions
- 1 Our favourite Emma Raducanu vs Anhelina Kalinina predictions
- 2 A win for the wildcard or a Ukrainian upset on the cards in Qatar?
- 3 Key match details
Emma Raducanu received a wildcard for the 2024 Qatar Open, and she faces the unseeded, Anhelina Kalinina in round one. There is a huge disparity in rankings here since Raducanu is coming back from injury, yet as things stand, Raducanu is 296 in the world while Kalinina is ranked 32. Additionally, Kalinina won their one and only previous meeting.
So, what does this mean for my predictions? You’ll find the answers here.
Raducanu to win 2-0 @ 19/20 (1.95)
Based on some of her results since returning to the WTA Tour recently, I believe that Raducanu is playing well enough to take down Kalinina. Sure, Kalinina won their only meeting, but this was back in 2022. Additionally, Kalinina has won just one match in her last four tournaments.
Raducanu -3.5 games handicap @ 7/10 (1.70)
Given that I’m shooting for Raducanu to win in straight sets, I’m going to double down and say that she will score a winning margin greater than 4 games too. Without question, her game is big enough to blow Kalinina off the court, and she probably has the confidence to do so at the moment.
Emma Raducanu vs Anhelina Kalinina odds
Raducanu has a 73.30% chance of winning this match. In contrast, the probability of Kalinina winning is 34.80%.
A win for the wildcard or a Ukrainian upset on the cards in Qatar?
There’s always some hype about Raducanu’s next match on the WTA Tour. And since this is the first round of a 1000-level event, the hype is even greater than usual. So, with that in mind, let me give a quick preview of Raducanu and her opponent today.
Emma Raducanu preview
As a previous Grand Slam champion, there will always be excitement about Emma Raducanu. And her comeback has been going pretty well I’d say. In 2024, she’s beaten players like Shelby Rogers and Marie Bouzkova, and her losses haven’t been ‘bad losses’. It’s taken players like Svitolina and Jabeur to take her out, so she’s obviously playing decent tennis right now.
Anhelina Kalinina preview
As referenced previously, while Kalinina is ranked 32 in the world right now, she’s struggled for wins recently. In fact, she’s made it past the first round in just one of her previous three tournaments, which doesn’t bode well. Then again, she does have the mental advantage of holding a 1-0 record over Raducanu.
Raducanu vs Kalinina head to head
Back in 2022, Kalinina won the one and only encounter between herself and Raducanu. This was a three-set match played on clay in Madrid. So really, it doesn’t hold much weight for the possible outcome of this match.
Key match details
- Match Schedule – February 11th, 07:00 GMT
- Venue – Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Qatar
- Viewing Options – Sky Sports, Tennis TV
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