Serena Williams vs. Anastasia Potapova
Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:00 AM (Melbourne Park)
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American tennis superstar, Serena Williams will attempt to win her 24th Grand Slam title at the 2020 Australian Open. Serena will start her tournament against Anastasia Potapova from Russia.
Anastasia Potapova attended both the Adelaide International and Brisbane International. Neither tournament was successful for Potapova as she failed to qualify for either event. At the age of 18, Anastasia Potapova is considered to be a future superstar of tennis. That being said, she is lacking experience and she is playing against an elite player in Serena Williams. This will be the second time that Anastasia Potapova will be playing at the Australian Open. Anastasia Potapova must produce her best tennis if she wishes to compete in this match.
On the other side of the coin, Serena Williams had an extremely strong start to the 2020 season. Serena played at the WTA Auckland Open where she won the title. Serena Williams was dominant throughout the entire tournament in Auckland as she won all 10 sets she played. The Australian Open has always been a strong tournament for Serena Williams as she has won the title on 7 occasions. Serena Williams made the quarterfinals last season at the Australian Open. The most recent title victory for Serena Williams at the Australian Open was in 2017. This is expected to be a big tournament for Serena Williams as she looks extremely focus and looks in very good touch.
This will be the first time that Serena Williams and Anastasia Potapova will be playing each other at a WTA event.
Anastasia Potapova is a very exciting player but she lacks the experience of playing at Grand Slam events and I see that cost her in this match. Serena Williams is an elite player and she is a much stronger player than Anastasia Potapova. I see this match ending quickly with Serena Williams winning in straight sets.