Iga Swiatek v Anett Kontaveit Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for US Open 2021: Swiatek Hopes to Go Level with Kontaveit in Head-to-Head Count

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Iga Swiatek of Poland will take on Anett Kontaveit of Estonia in the third round of the 2021 US Open on Saturday, September 4. Get the live streaming options of this Iga Swiatek v Anett Kontaveit match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Iga Swiatek v Anett Kontaveit Head to Head

Swiatek and Kontaveit have been involved in three career, head-to-head meetings, with the Estonian holding a 2-1 lead. Their last meeting came in the third round at Roland-Garros which saw the Pole coming away with a straight-set win.

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Swiatek Recovers From a Set Down

Coming into the US Open on the back of a shock, opening-round loss to Tunisian Ons Jabeur at the Cincinnati Masters, Swiatek drew Jamie Loeb of the US in the first round.

However, the current World No.8, who had a phenomenal season on clay, picking up her second career Tour title in Rome and finishing in the quarter-finals at the French Open and the last-16 at the Wimbledon Championships, made short work of the American, winning in straight sets.

The win saw her set up a second-round outing with young Frenchwoman Fiona Ferro. The Pole had far from a plain sailing against her French rival was, in fact, playing catch up as Ferro took the attack to Swiatek and was rewarded with a break of serve.

The Frenchwoman held on to her advantage to claim the first set 6-3. Stunned by her defeat in the opening set, Swiatek came out firing on all cylinders and pipped the Frenchman in the second-set tiebreak to make it all square going into the deciding set.

Raising her level by a fair few notches, the 2020 French Open champion bageled the Frenchwoman in the final set to eventually prevail 3-6, 7-6 (7-3), 6-0.

Though she had the measure of Kontaveit in their last head-to-head meeting at the French Open, Swiatek trails the Estonian in career, head-to-head count and would be wary of the World No.28 going into the third-round clash.

Kontaveit Routs Teichmann to Reach Round 3

Kontaveit’s last tournament saw her rising to the winner’s podium and holding aloft the Cleveland Championships title. Coming into the US Open high on belief and a kind of hard-court form that would warrant a strong title challenge, the Estonian drew veteran Australian Samantha Stosur in the first round.

Picking up from where she had left off in Cleveland, a sensational run that saw her post wins over the likes of Czech star Katerina Siniakova and Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia, Kontaveit routed Stosur 6-3, 6-0 to set up a second-round clash with rising Swiss star Jil Teichmann.

Though her second-round clash was billed as a close affair against an opponent who finished runner-up at the Cincinnati Masters, Kontaveit made it a walk-in-the-park for herself as she powered past the Swiss star in straight sets.

However, she faces a much tougher road to the fourth round against an opponent who, though a greenhorn in the circuit, knows what it takes to win a Grand Slam.

But the Estonian does hold a head-to-head lead over the Pole, which will stand her in good stead going into the clash.

Swiatek v Kontaveit Prediction and Tip

Though their last meeting at Roland-Garros, the second in Grand Slams, ended in defeat for Kontaveit, the Estonian will be itching to get her own back at Swiatek. However, the Pole arguably holds a slight advantage in terms of big-match temperament going into this third-round clash.

Tip: Swiatek to win in three sets: 3/1 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2021 US Open will be played from August 30 to September 12. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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