Australian Open 2021: Garbine Muguruza vs Margarita Gasparyan – Preview, Head-to-Head and Prediction

Garbine Muguruza got to the finals of the Yarra Valley Classic a sign that she is finally getting back to her best. If she can get past the first few rounds, she can be a dangerous opponent in the later stage of the tournament.

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Margarita Gasparyan Garbine Muguruza

Garbine Muguruza is seeded 14th at this year’s Australian Open. This former world no.1 is a two time Grand Slam winner and was also the runners up at last year’s Australian Open. Her first round opponent Margarita Gasparyan is currently ranked at a no. 125 in the World. She is one of the few players on the women’s tour to possess a one handed backhand.  

Match Details:

  • Fixture: Garbine Muguruza vs Margarita Gasparyan
  • Date: 9 February 2021
  • Tournament: Australian Open 2021
  • Round: 1st Round
  • Venue: Melbourne, Australia
  • Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $ 60,239 (USD)

Garbine Muguruza vs Margarita Gasparyan : Preview

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Garbine Muguruza

Muguruza has shown some good form in the Yarra Valley Classic, and reached the final there. The change in form can be attributed to changes to her coaching team, where she has Conchita Martinez replace Sam Sumyk. Martinez and Muguruza have shared a good rapport in the past, and have famously won the Wimbledon together back in 2017. Margarita Gasparyan has not been in the best of forms this year, barely making it past the first round in most tournaments that she participated in. She only qualified into the Australian Open main draw as a lucky loser. 

Garbine Muguruza vs Margarita Gasparyan : Head-to-Head

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Margarita Gasparyan

This will be the second meeting between these two players. The current H2H is at 1-0 in favor of Muguruza who defeated Gasparyan 6-3 6-7 6-2 back in 2019 at the Monterrey Open. 

Garbine Muguruza vs Margarita Gasparyan : Prediction

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Garbine Muguruza

Muguruza has experience, ability, and now even form on her side. Gasparyan will have a tough time against this former world no.1. 

Match Prediction: Muguruza to win in straight sets. 

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