Krejcikova vs Badosa: prediction for the WTA Sydney match
On January 15, Barbora Krejcikova will face Paula Badosa in the final of Sydney tournament. Who will win the first title of the season. The answer is in our expert's prediction.
Barbora Krejcikova managed to reach the final at her first tournament. But the World No. 4 player had a very difficult and ambigious tournament path at Sydney.
In two first matches Krejcikova easily beat Cristian (6:1, 7:5) and Garcia (6:0, 6:2). Start of the semi-final match against Kontaveit was not looking good for Krejcikova, Czech player lost the first set with a bagel. But after that she managed to comeback into the game. In the decisive set Krejcikova managed to record a narrow victory (0:6, 6:4, 7:6).
Since the start of the season Paula Badosa played two tournaments. Spaniard was unable to fight off Victoria Azarenka in the first round of Adelaide tournament (3:6, 2:6). But she managed to improve her result at Sydney, a World No. 9 player advanced into the final.
The quarter-final match against Belinda Bencic (7:6, 3:6, 6:3) was the most difficult one for Badosa. Spaniard beat all of her other opponents, Ostapenko, Tomljanovic and Kasatkina, in straight sets. The semi-final match against Kasatkina was very easy for Badosa, so she wasted not too much energy (6:2, 6:2).
Both head-to-head matches between Badosa and Krejcikova went by that scenario
Both head-to-head matches between the players ended in straight sets
Krejcikova was extremely close to a defeat in the semi-final, but got a victory by some miracle. She wasted much energy in this match though. Now she is approaching the final match against the uncomfortable opponent, Badosa recorded two victories over the Czech player in previous head-to-head matches. We are not expecting the first victory over Badosa from Krejcikova at the current moment.
Our prediction - Badosa to win
Both head-to-head matches between the players ended in straight sets. We don't think that something will change in the final of Sydney tournament.
Our second bet is on total under 22 games