Garbine Muguruza vs. Sofia Kenin - 2/1/02 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds & Prediction
Garbine Muguruza vs. Sofia Kenin
Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 4:30 AM (Melbourne Park)
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The final of the 2020 Australian Open is set to be played between Garbine Muguruza from Spain and Sofia Kenin from the United States.
Sofia Kenin was outstanding in the previous round where she defeated Ashleigh Barty in straight sets. Kenin was hugely determined throughout the match as she fought for every point and put too much pressure on Barty. During the victory, Sofia Kenin served exceptionally well as she won 67% of her service points which allowed her to win 92% of her service games. The receiving was also solid as Kenin broke Barty’s serve twice. This is a big occasion for Sofia Kenin and judging from her reaction after the semifinal win, it will be interesting to see how she handles the pressure of the match.
On the other side of the coin, Garbine Muguruza defeated Simona Halep in straight sets. It was a big win for Muguruza as she defeated a player who was in outstanding form. During the win, Garbine Muguruza impressed with her receiving as she won 43% of her receiving points which allowed her to break her opponent’s serve on 4 occasions. Muguruza has won 2 Grand Slam titles so she not be overwhelmed with the scenario. This should be a challenging contest but Garbine Muguruza should be considering her recent form, she should be confident.
Garbine Muguruza and Sofia Kenin have played each other once in the past. The match was played 2019 at the China Open where Kenin won in 3 sets.
Looking at all the information, I am going to pick Garbine Muguruza to win this match. Sofia Kenin has been playing exceptional tennis but she has never played a Grand Slam final in the past and I see that being a big issue. Garbine Muguruza has won two Grand Slams and I see her using that experience well in this match. With that in mind, I see Garbine Muguruza winning the 2020 Australian Open.