Elina Svitolina vs. Garbine Muguruza - 1/25/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Elina Svitolina vs. Garbine Muguruza

Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)

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TV: ESPN

Ukrainian tennis superstar Elina Svitolina has reached the third round of the 2020 WTA Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Elina Svitolina is set to play against Garbine Muguruza from Spain. 

Garbine Muguruza has struggled over the past few seasons as the Spaniard has had big issues with injury. Having said that, Muguruza seems well-rested and she has produced some strong performances at this tournament. In the previous round, Garbine Muguruza defeated Ajla Tomljanović in 3 sets. It was a close match but Muguruza showed her class in the final set to win the fixture. Garbine Muguruza has won 2 Grand Slam title so she knows what it takes to succeed at big events. 

On the other side of the coin, Elina Svitolina defeated Lauren Davis in straight sets in the previous round. It was a comfortable win for Svitolina as she won 80% of her service games and 4 return games. The receiving was especially strong from Elina Svitolina as she won close to 50% of her receiving points. Elina Svitolina has looked very comfortable throughout this tournament and she should be confident in her ability to challenge for the title. Svitolina made huge strides in 2019 and her current form will make her tough to beat. 

Elina Svitolina and Garbine Muguruza have played each other 10 times in the past. Svitolina has won on 6 occasions while Muguruza has won 4 times. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 at the Wuhan Open where Svitolina won in straight sets. Svitolina is the stronger player on hard courts as she has a head-to-head record of 6-1 on the surface. 

Taking everything into consideration, I am going to pick Elina Svitolina to win this match. Muguruza has played well but I don’t see her being at the level where she can compete with the elite players. Elina Svitolina is an elite player and she seems to have an edge over Muguruza on hard courts. This should be a close match but Svitolina should be good enough to secure the victory. 

Aviijoy’s Pick Elina Svitolina

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.