At a tournament in Adelaide, Barty starts immediately from the second round on January 13 with a match against Pavlyuchenkova. A week earlier, Ashley was unable to win the opening match in Brisbane. What will be the expert’s prediction for the game with a Russian woman?
The first racket of the world Ashleigh Barty unsuccessfully started the 2020 season. A week earlier in Brisbane in the opening match, Ashleigh lost to Brady (4-6, 6-7). Undoubtedly, at the second home tournament, the leader of the WTA rating will try to please the fans. Especially since last year, Ashleigh had points for the Sydney final.
The match in Brisbane against Brady turned out equal. Both tennis players confidently worked on their pitch. Brady did not allow a rival to have a single break point in her serve for the entire game, which is rarely seen in women’s tennis. Ashleigh herself was convincing in her serve: 71% of points in the first serve and 73% in the second serve. Will Pavlyuchenkova be able to play on his serve just as reliably?
The second tournament at the start of the season is held by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Last week in Brisbane, she confidently conducted only the starting set against Kvitova (6-2, 1-6, 0-6).
In Adelaide, quite unexpectedly, Anastasia sorted out Anette Contaveit in two sets (6-2, 6-4). Contaveit, which we assigned to it in our forecast, did not live up to our expectations. Could not create problems for Anastasia on her pitch, allowed to implement 5 out of 5 break points. At the same time, Anastasia twice gave her pitch, made six double mistakes. It is not necessary to expect that a Russian woman will be able to score more than 50% of points at a reception against Barty, as was the case with Contaveit.
Statistics and personal meetings
- In four fully played face-to-face meetings, tennis players have an equality of 2-2.
- The last personal meeting was played in 2018 in Wuhan, won three sets of Barty.
Ashleigh Barty vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Prediction
In Brisbane, a week earlier, Barty had a good match for herself, although she lost. It was not possible to find approaches to an opponent who played excellently on her pitch.
Pavlyuchenkova in two of her matches in the new season did not demonstrate a stable game on her pitch. Without this component, confronting Ashley Barty will be difficult. Moreover, the Australian tennis player in the second consecutive home tournament will be extremely motivated to win her first victory.
Our prediction is Ashleigh Barty’s victory