Danka Koviniv vs. Ashleigh Barty - 2021 Australian Open Women's Singles First Round
Tuesday, February 9 2021
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Ashleigh Barty looks to begin her 2021 Australian Open campaign as she meets Danka Kovinic in the first round on Tuesday, February 9th 2021. Will Ashleigh Barty continue to dominate as we saw her do at the 2021 Yarra Valley Classic, or will we see a shocking upset in the first round here?
Danka Kovinic is a very unknown player on the WTA Tour, and mainly focuses her attention on playing in futures tournaments. Kovinic will be very unpleased with the draw she has been handed here the 2021 Australian Open as she meets the toughest player in the world to beat at the moment, Ashleigh Barty. Kovininc does not have the game to get anything out of this match on a normal day, and she will be hoping for a very sub par performance from Barty, and for a miracle on her end if she is to get anything out of this match.
Ashleigh Barty has been in cruise control recently, beating all of her opponents at the WTA Yarra Valley Classic, winning the title against Garbina Muguruza on Sunday, beating the Spaniard in straight sets. Barty is very determined to make 2021 her year as she did not come out to Europe and the US last year when the season restarted, and she will want to show everyone that she is the top dog in the WTA Tour and she is not to be taken lightly. Barty will want to win the title in front of her home crowd here, and she will definitely give it her all in all matches.
This is going to be the first meeting between both players, and unfortunately for Danka Kovinic, this is going to be a complete domination by the local favourite, and Australian Open favourite, Ashleigh Barty. Barty is in super form right now, coming off a title win in her first tournament back in nearly a year and she will not give up any extra minutes on court that she doesn't have to. Barty will be looking to get the job done here quickly, and win this match in straight sets.