Ashleigh Barty vs. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Monday, January 13, 2020 at 8:50 PM (Memorial Drive Tennis Centre)
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Australian tennis superstar, Ashleigh Barty is set to play at the 2020 WTA Adelaide International. At this stage of the tournament, Barty will play against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova from Russia.
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova enters this match having won her previous match in straight sets. It was a very strong display by Pavlyuchenkova as she won 78% of her service games and 5 return games. The receiving was especially strong from Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova as she won 56% of her receiving points. Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova had a tough start to the season as she was eliminated by Petra Kvitova in the opening round of the Brisbane International. There were signs of improvement in the previous round but Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova must produce her best tennis if she wishes to compete with Ashleigh Barty.
On the other side of the coin, Ashleigh Barty received a bye in the opening round due to her seeding. It was a poor start to the season for Ashleigh Barty as she was eliminated in the opening round of the Brisbane International. It was a shock defeat for Barty as she was expected to perform extremely well at the tournament. Ashleigh Barty was comfortably defeated by Jennifer Brady with the Australian winning on return games in the entire match. Despite that result, Ashleigh Barty is still an outstanding player and she is expected to improve significantly in this tournament. Barty is playing on home soil which should give the Australian a huge boost.
Ashleigh Barty and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have played each other 5 times in the past. Ashleigh Barty has won on 2 occasions while Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has won 3 times. The most recent match between these two players was in 2018 at the Wuhan Open where Barty won in 3 sets.
As far as this match is concerned, I am going to pick Ashleigh Barty to win this match. Barty is the stronger player and I see her being back to her best considering she has some match experience under her belt. I am expecting Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to compete well but I see Barty being too strong.