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Our favourite Sorana Cirstea vs Sloane Stephens – match predictions
- 1 Our favourite Sorana Cirstea vs Sloane Stephens – match predictions
- 2 Qatar Open first round: Cirstea battles Stephens in thrilling encounter
- 3 Key match details
Cirstea made it to the quarter-finals of the Abu Dhabi Open while Stephens takes the court since her third-round ousting at the Australian Open. They have a history of competitive fixtures, making it an interesting meeting for fans and neutrals alike.
Over 21.5 Games @ 17/20 (1.85)
Prior meetings between Cirstea and Stephens have seen 29 and 23 games, respectively. Cirstea’s win in the first round of the Abu Dhani Open against Caroline Garcia saw 33 games while she embarrassed Maria Sakkari in a 15-game encounter. On the other side, Stephens’s last two matches were three-set affairs with 28 and 30 games being played, respectively. Given their form, we expect more of the same and are backing the 21.5 games protection.
2-1 to Sorana Cirstea @ 13/4 (4.25)
Cirstea has conceded at least a set in five of her last six matches. The tally stands at four for Stephens, showcasing her tendency to allow rivals a way into meetings. Their prior meetings have shown similar inklings with both being three-set affairs. With Cirstea arriving after a quarter-final finish in the Abu Dhabi Open, we are backing her to triumph in a closely fought battle that finishes 2-1 in her favour.
Sorana Cirstea vs Sloane Stephens odds
Cirstea enters the match with a 60.6% implied probability of victory, holding a statistical edge over Stephens, who boasts a 45.9% chance of winning.
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.
Sorana Cirstea preview
After starting the campaign with first-round exits in Brisbane International, Adelaide Open and Australian Open, Cirstea has showcased her class. She impressed in the Abu Dhabi Open, reaching the quarter-finals with endearing displays against higher-ranked Caroline Garcia and Maria Sakkari. However, her dismal defeat to Daria Kasatkina will raise eyebrows as the match finished in 14 games.
Sloane Stephens preview
Stephens called it quits on the 2023 campaign in September but her return to action has not gone according to plan. In Brisbane, she got past the first hurdle before succumbing to Elise Mertens. She then suffered a 2-1 defeat in the first round in Hobart. However, she rose to the occasion at the Australian Open, getting the better of Olivia Gadecki and Daria Kasatkina, before a defeat to Anna Kalinskaya.
Sorana Cirstea vs Sloane Stephens head to head
The head-to-head record between Sorana and Stephens stands at 1-1, with each player claiming victory in a thrilling three-set match. Cirstea delivered the first blow in the 2013 Dubai Open, while Stephens avenged her defeat in the 2022 French Open.
Key match details
- When will this match start? This match starts at 14:00 on 11th February.
- What is the prize money for the Doha Open? The total prize money for the Australian Open is $1,377,025.
- Who is the reigning WTA Qatar Open champion? Iga Swiatek is the reigning Qatar Open 2024 champion.
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