World No.2 Barbora Krejcikova will lock horns with Xiyu Wang in the second-round of the Australian Open 2022 on Wednesday.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Xiyu Wang: Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Match: Barbora Krejcikova vs Xiyu Wang
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 19 January 2022
- Venue: Melbourne, Australia
- Surface: Hardcourt
- Prize Money: $90,000
Barbora Krejcikova vs Xiyu Wang: Match Preview
Barbora Krejcikova is coming into the second round after her comprehensive 6-2, 6-0 win over Andrea Petkovic in the previous round. The Czech star had a sensational 2021. From being a no-one in the tennis circuit to winning her maiden singles grand slam, winning 3 ATP titles, debuting at the WTA finals, and rising to No. 3 in the rankings, the Czech superstar has been living the dream. Krejcikova moved up a gear in 2021, with her performances propelling her up to No. 2 in the world.
Meanwhile, Xiyu Wang started off her Australian Open 2022 campaign with a 7-5, 6-3 sets victory over Slovak Viktoria Kuzmova. The wildcard was a slight underdog against the higher-ranked Slovak, but performed admirably to come off the match without even dropping a set. The 20-year-old Chinese national would look to give a good account of herself against one of the favorites to win the tournament in Barbora Krejcikova.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Xiyu Wang: Head to Head
Barbora Krejcikova and Xiyu Wang have met each other once before, with Wang surprisingly coming off victorious on that occasion. In their only meeting back at Burnie in 2018, the Chinese had won the match 6-3,3-6,7-5.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Xiyu Wang: Match Predictions
Barbora Krejcikova would come into the Australian Open with confidence after his breakout 2021 season, where he reached the top 10 in the world rankings. The Czech national is rightly considered one of the favourites for the tournament and would look to prove her credentials and avenge the defeat she suffered when the pair met the last time.
Meanwhile, Wang would be the massive underdog here and would just look to be competitive in the match.
Match Prediction- Krejcikova to win in straight sets.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Xiyu Wang: Broadcast and Live stream details
- Africa- beIN Sports, Supersports
- Australia- Nine and Stan Sport
- China- CCTV, GreatSports Media
- Japan- WOWOW
- Malaysia- beIN Sports
- New Zealand- Sky
- Singapore- beIN Sports
- Europe- Eurosport, Servus TV
- India and subcontinent- Sony Six
- Latin America and Caribbean- ESPN International
- Middle East- beIN Sports
- Canada- TSN/RDS
- North America- ESPN
- USA- ESPN
- United Kingdom- Eurosport