In the second round of the Australian Open 2022, World No. 1 and the top-seeded Ashleigh Barty will play against World No. 142 Lucia Bronzetti.
Ashleigh Barty vs Lucia Bronzetti: Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Date: 19 January 2022
- Match: Ashleigh Barty vs Lucia Bronzetti
- Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: USD 110,937
Ashleigh Barty vs Lucia Bronzetti: Preview
Local girl Ashleigh Barty returns to home turf in a fantastic way as she defeats qualifier Lesia Tsurenko 6-0, 6-1 in 54 minutes to advance into the second round of the Grand Slam for the 7th time in her career. Barty hit 6 aces and conceded 0 as she wrapped up the match with 55 points to her name, almost the double of 28 points Lesia won. Barty is 5-0 in the 2022 season now.
Lucia Bronzetti dazzles on her debut in the main-draw of the Australian Open as she defeats Varvara Gracheva 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 in 1 hour and 49 minutes. Lucia had entered the Slam as one of the qualifiers and she dropped only one set on her way to enter the main-draw as she now prepares to take on the World No. 1. Lucia is 6-1 for the 2022 season after her 1st round win.
Ashleigh Barty vs Lucia Bronzetti: Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Ashleigh Barty vs Lucia Bronzetti: Prediction
Barty will come into the tie with a career hardcourt record of 161-51 and was 21-4 on the surface last season while finishing the 2021 season with a record of 42-8 across all surfaces. Bronzetti will take the court with a career hardcourt record of 52-19 and was 14-4 on the surface last season and had a 53-23 record for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers and considering their form in the 2021 and the little of the 2022 season, Barty should move into the next round with ease. While Lucia’s round 1 win will surely boost her confidence to put up a fight, the brilliance of Barty might prove enough to take the Australian in the 3rd round.
Prediction: Ashleigh Barty to win in straight-sets.
Ashleigh Barty vs Lucia Bronzetti: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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