World No.1 and home favourite Ashleigh Barty will look to continue her dominant run when she takes on 29th-seed Ekaterina Alexandrova in a Round of 32 encounter at the Australian Open 2021. Winner of the French Open two years back, Barty is aiming to capture the Grand Slam in her home country as well.
- Fixture: Ashleigh Barty vs Ekaterina Alexandrova
- Date: 13 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 3rd Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $165,228 (USD)
Ashleigh Barty vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Preview
Talking about the performance in the tournament so far, Barty is yet to lose a set and had not even lost a game in the opening round. The 24-year old Australian, after blanking Danka Kovinic 6-0, 6-0, put on another solid display of tennis as she sailed past compatriot Daria Gavrilova in straight sets 6-1, 7-6 in the second round.
Similarly, Alexandrova hasn’t lost a set thus far. The 26-year old Russian after trouncing Martina Trevisan in straight sets in the first round, won yet another match comfortably against Barbora Krejcikova 6-3, 7-6 in the Round of 64.
Ashleigh Barty vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Head-to-Head
No prior meeting between the two players, so the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Ashleigh Barty vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Prediction
Despite strong performances from both the women in the initial rounds, it is Barty who has dictated the terms more convincingly. Expect Barty to run riot again as Alexandrova will look for the continuation of her good form.
Match Prediction: Ashleigh Barty defeats Ekaterina Alexandrova comprehensively in straight sets.