Zarina Diyas vs. Ashleigh Barty
|Date & Time||Monday August 26, 2019, 12:00 PM (EDT)|
New York, USA
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French Open champion, Ashleigh Barty is set to begin her 2019 US Open campaign against Zarina Diyas from Kazakhstan.
Zarina Diyas last played at the Cincinnati Masters where she made it into the second round before being defeated by Sofia Kenin. Prior to that tournament, Diyas played at the Citi Open where she made it into the quarterfinals. It has been a modest season for Zarina Diyas as she has performed well but not exceeded any big expectations. The US Open has generally been a tough tournament for Zarina Diyas as she has only won 40% of her matches at this venue. Diyas was eliminated in the opening round of the US Open last season. This is expected to be a tough match for Zarina Diyas as she is playing against the number 2 seed.
On the other side of the coin, Ashleigh Barty has been in supreme form. Following her win at the French Open, Barty won the Birmingham Classic and made the semifinals of the Cincinnati Masters. This has been a big season for Barty as she has elevated herself into an elite player.
The US Open has been a decent tournament for Ashleigh Barty as she has a win rate of 60% at this venue. Barty made it into the fourth round of the tournament last season. Ashleigh Barty has performed extremely strongly at Grand Slams this season as she has a record of 14-2.
Ashleigh Barty and Zarina Diyas have played each other once in the past. The match was played in 2013 at WTA Kuala Lumpur. It was a dominant win for Ashleigh Barty as she won that match in straight sets.
Zarina Diyas is a solid player and she has played decent tennis this season. That being said, I see her losing this match. Ashleigh Barty is an elite player and she has been playing exceptional tennis recently. Considering her current form and her recent record at Grand Slams, I see Ashleigh Barty winning this match with some ease.