Ninth seed Paula Badosa will take on World No. 45 and local favorite Ajla Tomljanovic in the first round of Australian Open 2022.
Paula Badosa vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Match Details
- Tournament: Australian Open 2022
- Date: 17 January 2022
- Match: Paula Badosa vs Ajla Tomljanovic
- Venue: Melbourne Park, Melbourne
- Surface: Hard Court
- Prize Money: $90,000
Paula Badosa vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Preview
Badosa will be coming into the Australian Open on the back of an extraordinary season, having won a WTA 1000 title and also breaking into the Top 10 in the WTA rankings for the first time in her career last year. She also reached the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam for the first time at the Roland Garros, but she lost in the first round itself at the Australian Open.
Ajla Tomljanovic also had a similar campaign last year as she also reached a Grand Slam quarterfinal for the first time in her career at Wimbledon. She has lost more matches than she has won at the Australian Open (4 wins and 7 losses) with her best result being a second-round finish.
Paula Badosa vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Head-to-Head
This will be the second meeting of the duo. Badosa won the match in straight sets, thus their head-to-head stands at 1-0 in favor of the Spaniard.
Paula Badosa vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Prediction
Tomljanovic has had a sub-par start to her season as she won two matches and lost two. Her previous match was co-incidentally against Badosa which she lost in straight sets in which she served seven double faults and won only 23% points on her second serve.
Badosa shrugged off her opening round defeat to Victoria Azarenka and has won four matches in a row to make the final of the ongoing WTA Sydney Tennis Classic 2022 while only dropping one set. She will be relying on her powerful groundstrokes and first serve while squaring off against the Australian.
Prediction: Badosa to win in straight sets
Paula Badosa vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Broadcast and Live Stream Details
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