Sofia Kenin vs Veronika Kudermetova prediction and odds: San Diego Open 2023

Sofia Kenin
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The San Diego Open gets underway at the Barnes Tennis Center. Sofia Kenin and Veronika Kudermetova lock horns against each other in the first round, looking to get a winning momentum under their belts.

Our favourite Sofia Kenin vs Veronika Kudermetova – match predictions

Both Sofia and Veronika had unimpressive US Open results. While the Russian ace could not get past Bernarda Pera in the first round, Kenin’s adventures came to a halt in the second round thanks to Daria Kasatkina.

Veronika Kudermetova to win @ 3/4 (1.75)

Kudermetova is the bookmakers’ favourite and with good reason. She is the more active athlete and has been plying her trade on the WTA main draw. While Kenin has accumulated wins, her inactivity is a major stumbling block in backing her. Moreover, in their meeting earlier in the year, the Russian ace triumphed in straight sets and we expect more of the same in this duel.

Under 21.5 Games @ 9/10 (1.90)

Kenin’s inactivity will cause her problems, a feat that will be accelerated by her transition to the hard-courts. Kudermetova will be looking to conserve energy herself and get back to winning ways after her poor run of form. The last time these rivals met, Kudermetova finished off the duel in 20 games. We believe the same story will be repeated in this duel as they face off against each other.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and the odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with your bookmaker before placing a bet.

Kenin vs Kudermetova: Can Veronika impose herself again against Sofia?

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far this season for the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

Sofia Kenin preview

Sofia does not have the minutes on court and has slipped outside the top 100 as a result. Kenin is still making her comeback from injury and impressed at the US Open. Adding to her five wins at the All England Club, she made little work of Anna Bogdan in the first round before falling to Daria Kasatkina. These were impressive results as she did not compete between the last two Grand Slams of the year.

Veronika Kudermetova preview

Since her Hertogenbosch final defeat at the hands of Ekaterina Alexandrova, Veronika has struggled to live up to her billing. The grass-court swing then saw her add three more victories to her name and the North American hard-court swing did not improve more. She has lost five of her last seven matches and need to get back to winning momentum.

Sofia Kenin vs Veronika Kudermetova head to head

This is the third meeting between Sofia and Veronika on the WTA tour. The American won their first meeting back in the 2019 Australian Open while Kudermetova triumphed in straight-sets in Doha 2023.

Key match details

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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 18:00 GMT on 08 September.
  • Where is the match being played? La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California will host the San Diego Open 2023.
  • Who is the reigning San Diego Open champion? Iga Swiatek is the reigning San Diego Open champion.

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