Russian tennis player, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has made it into the third round of the 2019 WTA Australian Open. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will now play against from Aliaksandra Sasnovich from Belarus.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich won her previous match in straight sets as she beat the number 20 seed, Anett Kontaveit. During the victory, Aliaksandra Sasnovich returned serve exceptionally well during the win as she won close to 50% of her receiving points. Sasnovich won 4 break points which allowed her to gain a big advantage over her opponent. In addition to that, Aliaksandra Sasnovich also served well as she won close to 90% of her serving games. It was a complete performance by Aliaksandra Sasnovich and that win will give her great confidence as she enters this match.
On the other side of the court, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova caused a massive upset in her previous match as she eliminated the number 9 seed, Kiki Bertens. It was an impressive performance by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova as she lost the opening set but fought back strongly to win the 2nd and 3rd sets. Like Sasnovich, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova returned serve exceptionally well as she won 5 return games.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have played twice in the past. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has an unbeaten head-to-head record of 2-0. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at WTA Tokyo where Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova won in straight sets.
This should be a close tennis match as both Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Aliaksandra Sasnovich enter this in good form. That being said, I am going to pick Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to win as she has much more experience at the Australian Open. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has made the quarterfinals of this event while Aliaksandra Sasnovich has never made it past the third round. With that in mind, I see Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova making it into the fourth round of the tournament.