Australian Open 2021: Bianca Andreescu vs Mihaela Buzărnescu- Preview, Head-to-Head and Prediction

All eyes will be on Bianca Andreescu as she makes her return to court after a 15 month layoff. That she withdrew from the Grampians Trophy has added to the mystery. She though has comeout and said that the withdrawal from that warm up event was purely tactical.

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Mihaela Buzărnescu Bianca Andreescu

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. 

Match Details:

  • 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

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Bianca Andreescu

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

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Mihaela Buzărnescu

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

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Bianca Andreescu

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. 

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