Barty vs Keys: prediction for the WTA Austrailan Open match
Ashleigh Barty experienced no problems on her way to the semi-final of Australian Open. A World No. 1 player beat all of her opponents in straight sets. She also claimed a title at Adelaide, so now she has a nine-game winning streak.
In two most recent matches of Australian Open Barty faced American players, Amanda Anisimova and Jessica Pegula. Anisimova managed to put up a good fight to Barty, but eventually suffered a 4:6, 3:6 defeat. A quarter-final match against Pegula was like a walk in the park for Barty (6:2, 6:0). Australian player always tries to dominate on the court. A powerful first serve is a great weapon for her. But Anisimova managed to win one game at Barty's serve.
Madison Keys got off to a great start of the season, winning the title at Adelaide. A former World No. 7 player is currently on a ten-game winning streak.
American player experienced some problems in the third round of Australian Open. Only in the third set she managed to snatch a victory over the Chinese player (4:6, 6:3, 7:6). It is surely a crucial victory for Keys. In two next matches she easily beat Top-10 players, Paula Badosa (6:3, 6:1) and Barbora Krejcikova (6:3, 6:2). In each of these matches Keys lost only one game at her serve.
In each of three most recent head-to-head matches no more than two sets were played
This bet played in six most recent matches of Barty
It will be difficult to stop Ashleigh Barty on her way to the first title of home Grand Slam tournament. But Keys also shouldn't be underestimated. American player always serves perfectly and she also posseses a great forehand shot. We think that Keys should be able to avoid a blowout here.
Our prediction - Keys to win with a handicap of (+5) games
Both opponents have a great serve. Without a doubt, Barty and Keys will fight for a spot in the final of Grand Slam tournament, so no one will leave the court without a fight. We are expecting a long match here.
Our second bet is on total over 20.5 games