In the semi-finals of the Wimbledon 2021, World No. 1 and the top-seeded Ashleigh Barty will be up against World No. 28 and the 25th seeded Angelique Kerber.
Ashleigh Barty vs Angelique Kerber : Match Details
|Match||Ashleigh Barty vs Angelique Kerber|
|Date||8th July, 2021|
|Venue||Wimbledon, Great Britain|
Ashleigh Barty vs Angelique Kerber : Preview
Ashleigh Barty enters into the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championships for the very first time as she defeats fellow Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in the quarter-finals of the Wimbledon 2021. Barty defeated Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-3 in just 1 hour and 6 minutes in her 4th consecutive straight-set victory at All-England Club this year.
Barty reaches her 3rd Grand Slam semi-final after having reached the semis in the 2020 Australian Open and also at the 2019 French Open where she won her first-ever and so far the only Singles Grand Slam title. Barty has reached the finals of all Grand Slams in the Doubles event having won the 2018 US Open Doubles title as well.
Angelique Kerber reaches the semi-final at Wimbledon for the 4th time in her career. Kerber was up against Karolina Muchova in the quarter-finals whom she defeated 6-2, 6-3 in 1 hour and 15 minutes in a dominant display by the German star. This was her 3rd straight-set win at the Championships this year and 2nd consecutive that sees her enter the last-4 of the Grand Slam.
Kerber reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon for the first time in 2012 but was unfortunate to lose it. She reached the stage again in 2016 when she finished as the runner-up in the competition losing to Serena Williams in the finals. But she had her revenge at the 2018 Wimbledon when she won the title defeating Serena in the finals to win her 3rd career Grand Slam.
Ashleigh Barty vs Angelique Kerber : Head to Head
This will be the 5th meeting between the duo and the first meeting on Grass having met on hardcourts previously. Kerber won the first and the third match between them while Barty won the 2nd and the 4th match levelling their head-to-head tie 2-2.
Ashleigh Barty vs Angelique Kerber : Prediction
Barty will come into the tie with a career Grass record of 57-16 and an overall season record of 33-6. Kerber on the other hand will take the court with a career Grass record of 83-29 and a 19-10 record for the season. Both of these players have played some amazing tennis in the past week and certainly have the potential to go all the way.
However, looking at the current season form and going by the seeding, Barty gets the edge to be the favourite for this clash and advance into the finals. But it won’t be an easy battle as Kerber certainly has a greater experience playing on the Centre Court and will surely battle with everything she has got.
Prediction: Ashleigh Barty to win in 3-sets.
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