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Marta Kostyuk vs Veronika Kudermetova Predictions & Tips - Kudermetova serve to be the difference in Abu Dhabi

12 Jan 2021
John Eastwood 12 Jan 2021
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  • Marta Kostyuk vs Veronika Kudermetova predictions for Tuesday’s WTA Abu Dhabi semi-final
  • Match is being played at 9.30am GMT in the United Arab Emirates
  • Veronika Kudermetova hit 11 aces in the quarter-finals
  • I am backing Kudermetova to win and reach the final
  • Full match preview, stats and predictions
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Veronika Kudermetova hit 11 aces against Elina Svitolina in Abu Dhabi (Getty Images)

Marta Kostyuk vs Veronika Kudermetova Predictions


Veronika Kudermetova hit 11 aces and won 43.5% of her 2nd serves in the quarter-finals. Marta Kostyuk didn’t hit an ace in her quarter-final and that lack of firepower could be problematic.

  • Marta Kostyuk won 34.8% (8/23) of her 2nd serve points in the quarter-finals.
  • Marta Kostyuk hit 0 aces in the quarter-finals.
  • Veronika Kudermetova won 43.5% (20/46 ) of her 2nd serve points in the quarter-finals.
  • Veronika Kudermetova hit 11 aces in the quarter-finals.

Head to Head


This will be the first match between Marta Kostyuk and Veronika Kudermetova on the WTA Tour.

Marta Kostyuk Stats


  • Nationality: Ukraine
  • Age: 18 (June 28 2002)
  • Height: 5'9" (178cm)
  • Plays: Right-Handed
  • World Ranking: 99
  • Career High: 97 (November 2020)
  • Career Singles Titles: 0

Marta Kostyuk Form


Marta Kostyuk reached two ITF tournament finals in October and November, losing to Catherine Bellis in Georgia and Ann Liin in Texas. 

She was knocked out in the first round at Upper Austria Ladies Linz before reaching the quarter-finals at the ITF event in Selva Gardena, Italy.

Kostyuk has had a positive start to 2021 at the WTA Abu Dhabi Women's Tennis Open. The 18-year-old beat Lucie Hradecká 6-2, 6-4, Hsieh Su-wei 6-3, 6-7, 6-3 and Tamara Zidanšek 6-1, 6-1.

Marta Kostyuk took on Sara Sorribes Tormo in the quarter-finals, overcoming a horror first set to win 0-6, 6-1, 6-4. She lost the first set in 24 minutes but hit 13-0 winners in the second set before holding her nerve to win a close third set.

Veronika Kudermetova Stats


  • Nationality: Russia
  • Age: 23 (24 April 1997)
  • Height: 5'8" (175cm)
  • Plays: Right-Handed
  • World Ranking: 46
  • Career High: 38 (February 2020)
  • Career Singles Titles: 0

Veronika Kudermetova Form


Veronika Kudermetova reached the J&T Banka Ostrava Open quarter-finals in October. She beat World No. 6 Karolina Pliskova in the Round of 16 before going down to Jennifer Brady.

The 22-year-old competed at the Upper Austria Ladies Linz in November. She beat Barbara Haas and Arantxa Rus before going down to 2nd seed Elise Mertens in the quarter-finals.

Kudermetova beat 10th seed Anett Kontaveit 7-5, 6-1 in the first round in Abu Dhabi before a 6-2, 6-1 against qualifier Bianca Turati. She beat Paula Badosa 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 in the third round.

The Russian upset 2nd seed Elina Svitolina in the quarter-finals. She won 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 in a two-and-a-half-hour thriller, hitting 50 winners including 11 aces to claim the fifth Top 10 win of her career.

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Verdict

Veronika Kudermetova is higher ranked and has more experience which could be important in Abu Dhabi. 

The Russian’s serve was strong against a tough opponent in the quarter-finals which can carry her to victory against Marta Kostyuk.

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