Bianca Andreescu, the 20 year old Canadian tennis player burst onto the scene with a US Open win in 2019. But since then she has had a spate of injuries, coupled with the COVID enforced break, which has kept her off the court for a good 15 months. Her first round opponent is World no. 127 Mihaela Buzărnescu. Mihaela Buzărnescu was once ranked as high as no. 20 in the world. But a mix of injuries and bad form has contributed to her sliding down the rankings.
- Fixture: Bianca Andreescu vs Mihaela Buzărnescu
- Date: 8 February 2021
- Tournament: Australian Open 2021
- Round: 1st Round
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
- Prize Money: $ 60,239 (USD)
Bianca Andreescu vs Mihaela Buzărnescu: Preview
Andreescu has been seeded 8th at this year’s Australian Open. Quite a feat considering she has been out of action for more than a year. Bianca Andreescu when fully fit is a powerful player with a lot of skill too. An opponent you most definitely don’t want to face in your first round. Mihaela Buzărnescu made a comeback last year at the Grand slams. She was eliminated at the first round of the US Open and couldn’t qualify for the French open.
Bianca Andreescu vs Mihaela Buzărnescu: Head-to-Head
These players have met twice on the WTA Tour, with the H2H at 1-1. The last time they faced each other was in 2019 in Acapulco where Andreescu won 6-2 7-5
Bianca Andreescu vs Mihaela Buzărnescu: Prediction
Andreescu is a former Grand Slam winner, but not much is known about her form. Mihaela Buzărnescu too has been out of action for a while, and her return hasn’t been as good as was expected. If Andreescu is fit she should breeze through.
Match Prediction: Andreescu to win in straight sets.