Sofia Kenin vs Storm Hunter Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

Sofia Kenin takes on the challenge of Storm Hunter in the first hurdle of the Miami Open. The duo have sub-150 WTA rankings but a long run at the Hard Rock Cafe Stadium can propel them closer to the top 100. Read our ATP Miami Open predictions in this article.

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Sofia Kenin vs Storm Hunter – Match Predictions

It is the battle of the minnows as Kenin and Hunter lock horns against each other. They have everything to play for as they put up their laurels at stake for bragging rights and continuation at the Miami Open

Sofia Kenin to Win

Kenin has not had a sustained run in any competition this year, bowing out at the hands of higher-ranked rivals at each time of asking. On the other hand, Hunter managed to gain some momentum with a sustained run in the ITF W25 Burnie Women. Kenin did take points away from higher-ranked rivals, beating 15th-ranked Liudmila Samsonova in Doha and 47th-ranked Sloane Stephens in Indian Wells. With a slightly better pedigree, Kenin should do enough to get to the next round.

2-1 to Sofia Kenin

It has been all or nothing for Kenin, who has not won a three-set outing since the start of the 2023 calendar year. The 2-1 come-from-behind victory over 28th-ranked Anhelina Kalinina in the WTA Hobart quarter-finals showcased her class. Since then, her only victories have come against Samsonova and Stephens. Hunter has had time to acclimatize in Miami and can take the match deep as well. Based on this, we expect a three-set duel finishing in favour of the power-punching Kenin.

Sofia Kenin vs Storm Hunter Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in the 2023 campaign.

Sofia Kenin

Like Hunter, Kenin has not had a year to write home about. She was a victim of Victoria Azarenka in the Australian Open before succumbing to Veronika Kudermetova at the WTA Doha. Marie Bouzkova ended her WTA Dubai ambitions while Elena Rybakina stood in her way at Indian Wells. She has not had lady luck smiling on her with top-seeded rivals early in the competition and will take this duel with lower-ranked Hunder as a blessing in disguise.

Storm Hunter

After being knocked out of the WTA Adelaide 2 and Australian Open, Hunter went deep in the ITF W25 Burnie Women. The 28-year-old Australian impressed with her five victories in the competition before bowing out at the hands of Misaki Matsuda. She has overcome the first two qualifying hurdles at Miami Open and will be eyeing a victory over Kenin in this meeting.

Sofia Kenin vs Storm Hunter Head to Head

This is the first competitive encounter between Kenin and Hunter on the WTA circuit.

Sofia Kenin vs Storm Hunter Match Details

Miami Open draw 2023

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on Wednesday, 22nd March.
  • On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
  • Where can I watch Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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