World number 2 from Germany, Angelique Kerber has made it to the fourth round of the 2019 WTA Australian Open where she will face Danielle Rose Collins from the United States of America.
Danielle Rose Collins beat Caroline Garcia in the previous round. It was a dominant performance by Collins as she won in straight sets. During the win, Danielle Rose Collins returned serve exceptionally well as she won 50% of her receiving points. Collins won her 4 break points which ensured that she had a consistent lead in the match. This is the furthest that Danielle Rose Collins has made it at a Grand Slam event so it will be interesting to see how she handles a pressure fixture.
On the other side of the court, Angelique Kerber has been in exceptional form. Kerber won her previous match in straight sets against Kimberly Birrell. Kerber displayed a very strong performance against Birrell as she won 5 break points while winning 100% of her service games. Angelique Kerber is yet to lose a set at this tournament which shows the incredible form she will bring into this match. In the past, Angelique Kerber has played very well at Melbourne Park as she won the Australian Open in 2016. With form and history on her side, Angelique Kerber will be very hard to beat.
Angelique Kerber and Danielle Rose Collins have played once in the past. The match was played in 2018 at WTA Eastbourne where Angelique Kerber won in straight sets.
Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Angelique Kerber to win this match. Danielle Rose Collins has been playing good tennis, but she lacks the experience of playing at this level. Kerber is a past Australian Open champion, and I see her winning this match with some ease.