In one of the matches of the second round of the Australian Open 2020, Ekaterina Alexandrova and Barbora Krejcikova will meet. The Russian tennis player in the world ranking is ahead of her opponent by exactly 100 positions, so she is the favorite of the bookmaker.
Bet and win
After winning the semifinals over Mugurusa (6-4, 6-3), the winning streak of Ekaterina Alexandrova reached nine matches. The Russian woman has not lost since the December tournament in Limoges, where she took the title.
According to Shenzhen’s tournament bracket, only in the quarterfinals did Catherine give the set to local tennis player Wang Qiang (3-6, 6-4, 6-3).
In the semifinal duel with Mugurusa, despite a convincing victory in a row, Alexandrova was worried. I could not immediately close the sets. However, Garbinier too unconvincing acted on his pitch and was unable to return to the game.
During the tournament in Shenzhen Alexandrova, the first serve helps a lot. In the last two matches, the Russian woman worked on the accuracy of hitting the first ball by 65 and 74%. This is significantly higher than its traditional indicators.
On the second pitch, Ekaterina does not look very convincing, matches happen with her with a decent amount of double mistakes. Rybakina tries to play powerfully at the reception, which can create problems for Alexandrova.
Barbora takes the 140th position in the ranking, but potentially it should already be fixed in the Top 100 of the world ranking. Czech has everything for this. She serves well, loves to act actively herself, and not expect mistakes from her rivals. At the competitions in Bostad Kreichikova qualified and in the first round beat Annika Beck with a score of 6-0, 6-0. An impressive result and the Czech Republic should not retreat from its attacking tennis.
Statistics and personal meetings
- Alexandrova on the way to the finals gave one set to her rivals.
- The win-win series of Alexandrova is nine matches.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Barbora Krejcikova Prediction
In the last match, Alexandrova did not have everything in order with the serve. But this was only the first match in the tournament, perhaps the excitement affected it. There is little doubt that Barbora will again be able to show good tennis. Three qualifying matches plus a heavy three-set first-round match. Eternal forces cannot be. Alexandrova was supposed to draw conclusions from the match against Teichmann and will try to show a more even game on her pitch. If this happens, then Barbora Krejcikova will have few chances. We propose to bet Alexandrova on victory in this match with a score of 2:0 for 1.57.