The final stages of the tournament in Dubai have begun, which means that all the most interesting things are ahead. Barty without any struggle made it to the quarterfinals, because first she defeated Siegemund, and then on the refusal of the rival went further. Has the Australian managed to find her game?
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At what time are Ashleigh Barty and Garbine Muguruza to play?
The game time is February 27, 2020, at 08:10 PM (UTC+3).
What are the players’ positions in WTA rankings?
Ashleigh Barty takes the 1th position and Garbine Muguruza takes the 16th position in WTA Tour Rankings.
How many wins and losses does Barty have?
Ashleigh Barty has won 72.9% of the games as a favorite.
How many wins and losses does Muguruza have?
Garbine Muguruza has won 66.3% of the games as a favorite.
For the past 6 months, Barty has been the best tennis player on the planet, ranked first in the WTA ranking table, it is quite justified. Ashley has played 12 games this season, winning 10 and losing 2 of them.
The Australian played only one match in a tournament called: WTA Doha. In the first round, she defeated Laura Siegemund. The extreme fight never took place, as her opponent (Elena Rybakina) didn’t show up for the game.
As for the match against Sigemund, it should be noted that the pause in performances (Ashley played the first match after Australian Oupen) did not prevent the world’s first racket to play steadily on its serve, immediately adapt to local conditions.
Barty is strong in all game aspects. After all, if necessary, she can stylistically change her game during the meeting, thus finding the opponents’ weaknesses. But the Australian is also not perfect, because there are matches when she fails, every second shot goes into touch and the hands are lowered. Often this trend occurs in matches where Ashley receives increased attention not only from the stands, but also from the press. It was for this reason that the tennis player on Australian Open lost to Sofia Kenin, as she was nervous from the first to the last minute of the confrontation. At any other tournament, Barty would have had a much better chance of defeating the American.
The Spanish tennis player was on the 16th position in the WTA ranking table. It is safe to say that Garbinier has successfully started this season. As long as she has no injuries, she shows a high level of tennis. On the way to the quarterfinals she lost only a set to Darya Kasatkina, closing all other opponents without any problems (2-0). That shows she’s in good shape.
Mugurusa reached the quarterfinals a week earlier at a tournament in Dubai. She lost then to Brady (7-6, 3-6, 4-6). Now the Spanish tennis player also made it to the quarterfinals.
After not the most convincing and confident victory over Kasatkina (7-5, 5-7, 6-3), the Spanish tennis player did not give up sets against Tomlyanovich and Yastremskaya. In the match against Diana she gave her serve twice. In the second game the Ukrainian tennis player tried to turn the game around, managed to make a back break, but too much that night Yastremskaya was wrong.
When Mugurusa enters the court with full concentration and motivation, she can beat any opponent. All this is because the Spaniard has no obvious weaknesses. Garbin spent all her youth on the ground floor, so she stands out for her endurance and excellent legs, despite their not the smallest size. In draws Mugurusa is a versatile tennis player, who can win points both in long draws and at the expense of his attacking potential.
Barty vs Muguruza Predictions
The Australian tennis player hasn’t played many games this season, but she’s in good shape and had enough time to rest. As for the Spaniard, she’s been playing without a break for the third week in a row, and the accumulated fatigue will certainly make a difference. In addition, the Australian has a small advantage in head-to-head meetings. Less than two months ago she had already beaten Mugurusa in two sets. I assume a similar scenario awaits us today.
- Our prediction: Ashleigh Barty Will Win.