Ash Barty the no.1 seed at this year’s Australian Open has been in devastating form so far in the tournament. Her complete dismantling of her first-round opponent Danka Kovinić 6-0, 6-0 is being talked about in awe in Tennis circles.
Ash who won the Yarra Classic last week, has so far shown no chinks in her armor. Her fantastic ground game, coupled with a great serve has made her look almost invincible thus far. In her second-round match, she will come up against fellow countrywomen Daria Gavrilova.
- Fixture: Ash Barty vs Daria Gavrilova
- Date: 11 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 2nd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $ 115,275 (USD)
Ash Barty vs Daria Gavrilova : Match Preview
Daria Gavrilova was a wildcard entry into the main draw of the Australian Open, a privilege she got on account of being an Australian. In her first round match, she had defeated Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo in straight sets 6-1 7-5. What stood out though was her nervousness in closing out the second set and the match.
Against her compatriot Barty, she cannot afford to make similar errors.
Ash Barty vs Daria Gavrilova : Head-to-Head
These two players have faced each other four times on the tour. Wish Barty leading the head to head 3-1. The last time they met was at the Madrid Masters in 2019 which Barty won 6-1 6-2.
Ash Barty vs Daria Gavrilova : Prediction
Barty is the top seed and the overwhelming favourite to win the tournament. Against such a formidable opponent the only thing Gavrilova can hope for is that Barty has a very bad day in office. Ash Barty looks all set to move into the third round.
Match Prediction: Barty to win in straight sets.