Anett Kontaveit v Sorana Cirstea Live Streaming, Prediction & Preview for Ostrava Open 2021: Kontaveit Hopes to Keep Record Intact

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Anett Kontaveit of Estonia will face Sorana Cirstea of Romania in the first round of the 2021 Ostrava Open on Monday, September 20. Get the live streaming options of this Anett Kontaveit v Sorana Cirstea match along with its preview, head to head, and tips here.

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Anett Kontaveit v Sorana Cirstea Head to Head

Kontaveit and Cirstea have been involved in four head-to-head battles till date, with the Estonian winning all four of those clashes. Their last meeting came in the opening round of this year’s Miami Masters. Kontaveit prevailed in the scrappy three-setter.

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Kontaveit Went Down in US Open Third Round

Kontaveit came into the year’s last Grand Sla as a dark horse for the title, having won her event prior, the Cleveland Championships, on the back of a phenomenal run of wins.

Currently ranked 29th in singles, the Estonian opened her campaign at the Flushing Meadows against veteran Australian Samantha Stosur.

Taking the confidence from her championship win in Cleveland, Kontaveit dominated the Australian from the word ‘go’ and cantered home in straight sets.

Running into Jil Teichmann in her next, the Estonian produced flawless tennis as she powered her way to another three-set victory. The win saw her set up mouthwatering third-round clash against 2020 French Open champion Iga Swiatek.

However, she came up short against the 20-year-old Pole, going down fighting in three sets. Though Kontaveit recovered to win the second set after losing the first, Swiatek eventually carved out a win in three sets.

Though disappointed not to have succeeded in using her Cleveland championship win as a springboard to lift her maiden Grand Slam title at the US Open, the Estonian will have shot at redemption at the Ostrava Open.

She will open her campaign against Romanian Sorana Cirstea, an opponent she has beaten in all their previous, head-to-head meetings.

However, notwithstanding her track record, she will have to be wary of the seasoned Romanian in Monday’s clash.

Cirstea Fell to Paolini in Slovenian Open Quarterfinals

Coming into the Slovenian Open in the quest of a turnaround after a disappointing second-round finish at the US Open, Cirstea ran up against Heather Watson of Great Britain in the opening round.

The Romanian made short work of the Englishwoman, trouncing her in straight sets to set up a last-16 clash with Tereza Martincova of the Czech Republic.

Producing another clinical performance, the Romanian cruised to a facile 7-5, 6-2 win to reach the quarter-finals.

Up against rising Italian Jasmine Paolini in the last eight, Cirstea put up a strong fight but was eventually pipped to the finishing line in three sets.

Even as she hopes to kick off her Ostrava Open campaign on a winning note, she will have to contend with World No.29 Anett Kontaveit in the opening round.

Having never managed to get the better of the Estonian in all their previous head-to-head meetings, the Romanian will be keen to set the record straight this time.

Kontaveit v Cirstea Prediction and Tip

In terms of ranking and her previous head-to-head record against Cirstea, Kontaveit would start as an overwhelming favorite in this first-round clash. However, the Romanian will be motivated by the desire of an upset this time.

Tip: Kontaveit to win in straight sets: 1/1 (Click Here to Bet with bet365)

The 2021 Ostrava Open will be played from September 20 to 26. You can watch & bet on these matches here. Get your latest premium tennis predictions here.

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