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Veronika Kudermetova vs Elise Mertens: 2023 WTA Abu Dhabi Open Preview, Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to head, Live Streaming

Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens will take on each other in the round of 16 of the 2023 WTA Abu Dhabi Open on February 8.

Veronika Kudermetova in a file photo (image: twitter)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Feb 8, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Veronika Kudermetova won five matches in three competitions last month in Australia. She advanced to the semifinals of Adelaide 1 and Adelaide 2 (withdrew due to a left hip injury), but in the second round of the Australian Open, 113rd-ranked qualifier Katie Volynets upset her, winning 6-4, 2-6, 6-2. That three-set disaster, which has dampened her extremely hot form, is now her worst hard-court loss in terms of ranking since February 2020. The Russian, who received a bye in Abu Dhabi’s first round, has advanced to an astounding 13 quarterfinals since the previous season’s start, including winning in Dubai.

Martina Trevisan, who was a semifinalist at Roland-Garros, was eliminated by Elise Mertens in an hour and a half of play, defeating her 6-0, 6-2. The Italian, who is ranked higher, went 11 and 30, while the Belgian, who was coming off a third-round loss to eventual champion Aryna Sabalenka at the Australian Open, hit an equal number of winners and unforced errors. She struggled at various points in 2022, from Roland Garros in May to Tokyo in September, to advance past the quarterfinals. She won a title in Monastir and made it to the final eight of the 125K Tampico race for a respectable year’s end. She hopes for another successful week in the UAE after reaching the 2021 singles semifinals and winning the 2022 doubles title there.

Match facts

Veronika Kudermetova vs Elise MertensMatch details
DateFebruary 8, 2023
SurfaceHard courts
TournamentAbu Dhabi Open
StageRound of 16
Time (India)8:30 pm
Time (Abu Dhabi)7 pm

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Form Guide

Veronika Kudermetova

OpponentScore
Katie Volynets6-4, 2-6, 6-2 (L)
Maryna Zanevska6-2, 7-6 (W)
Belinda BencicWalkover (L)
Danielle Collins6-4, 6-7. 1-6 (W)
Ekaterina AlexandrovaWalkover (W)

Elise Mertens

OpponentScore
Martina Trevisan6-0, 6-2 (W)
Aryna Sabalenka6-2, 6-3 (L)
Lauren Davis6-4, 6-3 (W)
Garbine Muguruza6-3, 6-7, 1-6 (W)
Maryna Zanevska6-4, 6-4 (L)

Head to head

Elise Mertens has a 3-1 advantage, but the pair, who shared the 2022 WTA Finals championship, split their most recent two meetings during the clay-court swing of 2021. In Abu Dhabi, where she is technically the defending finalist, Veronika Kudermetova will be hoping to put her past struggles with her longtime doubles partner behind her.

TournamentWinnerScore
2021 Rome OpenVeronika Kudermetova4-6, 6-2, 6-3
2021 Istanbul OpenElise Mertens6-1, 6-4
2020 Linz OpenElise Mertens6-4, 6-1
2020 Cincinnati MastersElise Mertens6-2, 6-3

Veronika Kudermetova vs Elise Mertens date

Veronika Kudermetova and Elise Mertens will take on each other in the round of 16 of the 2023 WTA Abu Dhabi Open on February 8.

Live Streaming details

Australia – beIN Sports

Canada – TVA & DAZN

UK – Amazon Prime Video

US – Tennis Channel

All ATP and WTA Tour level matches can be viewed on demand on the Tennis TV website and app.



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