Russian tennis player, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, has made it into the quarterfinals of the 2019 WTA Australian Open. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will now face Danielle Rose Collins from the United States.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova caused a big upset in the previous round as she eliminated the number 5 seed, Sloane Stephens. It was an inspired performance by Pavlyuchenkova as she lost the opening set but fought back to win the 2nd and 3rd sets. During the win, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova returned serve exceptionally well as she won 46% of her receiving points. Pavlyuchenkova won 7 return games which allowed her to gain a big advantage over Sloane Stephens. This is Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova’s second appearance at the quarterfinals of the Australian Open meaning she will be familiar will the occasion.
Similarly, Danielle Rose Collins also caused a massive upset in the previous round as she eliminated world number 2, Angelique Kerber. Collins was dominant in her win as she only allowed Kerber to win 2 games in the entire match. Danielle Rose Collins won 6 return games while winning 86% of her service games. It has been a dream run for Danielle Rose Collins as she had already beaten Julia Gorges and Caroline Garcia prior her win over Kerber. These wins will give Danielle Rose Collins tons of confidence heading into this match.
Danielle Rose Collins and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have never played each other in the past.
This should be a very interesting match since neither Danielle Rose Collins nor Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova would have expected to have made it this deep in the Australian Open. As far as a winner is concerned, I am going to pick Danielle Rose Collins to win this match. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has been playing well but Collins seems to be on another level. Collins completely humiliated Angelique Kerber and the American looks to be playing top 10 quality tennis. With form on her side, I see Danielle Rose Collins making the semifinals of the Australian Open.