Garbine Muguruza vs. Kiki Bertens - 1/27/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds & Prediction
Garbine Muguruza vs. Kiki Bertens
Monday, January 27, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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Spanish tennis superstar Garbine Muguruza has rediscovered her form and it has taken her to the fourth round of the 2020 Australian Open in Melbourne. At this stage of the tournament, Garbine Muguruza will play against Kiki Berens from the Netherlands.
It has been a very strong tournament for Kiki Bertens as she has won all of her matches in straight sets. In the previous round, Bertens defeated Zarina Diyas. The serving was strong from Kiki Bertens as she won close to 70% of her service points which allowed her to win 90% of her service games. It has been a decent start to the season for Kiki Bertens and she will be hoping to continue her run at this tournament.
On the other side of the coin, Garbine Muguruza has looked very impressive. Muguruza is a very accomplished player as she has won both the French Open and Wimbledon. This tournament has been very successful for Muguruza as she is playing at the level where she dominated the tennis world. In the previous round, Garbine Muguruza defeated Elina Svitolina in straight sets. It was domination by Muguruza as she only lost 3 games in the entire match. During the win, Garbine Muguruza won all of her service games and 4 return games. Garbine Muguruza has been playing at a very high level and she will be confident as she enters this match.
Garbine Muguruza and Kiki Bertens have played each other 5 times in the past. Bertens has won on 3 prior occasions while Muguruza has won twice. The most recent match between these two players was in 2019 at the Indian Wells Masters where Muguruza won in 3 sets. Muguruza has a 2-0 record against Bertens on hard courts. The last time Bertens defeated Muguruza was in 2012.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Garbine Muguruza to win this match. Muguruza has been in outstanding touch and in recent times, she has had an edge over Bertens. I am expecting this to be a close contest but I see Muguruza being good enough to defeat Bertens.