Muguruza vs. Kenin: an inconvenient rival for Garbine
Garbine Muguruza vs. Sofia Kenin. Prediction for the WTA Melbourne match (February 5, 2021)
Muguruza and Kenin have played against each other twice in their careers, including the final of last year's Australian Open. Both times the victory was achieved by Sofia. Will the representative of the USA increase the lead in personal matches after the confrontation on February 5? The answer is in our forecast.
In the 2021 season, Garbine Muguruza is holding the second tournament. In January in Abu Dhabi, the Spanish tennis player reached the 1/8 finals, losing to Maria Sakkari (5-7, 4-6). Then Garbine could not confirm the status of the favorite of the bookmakers in the line.
In Melbourne, in two starting fights, Muguruza practically did not notice her rivals on the court. At first Alison Van Uytvanck (6-2, 6-0) allowed Muguruza to win in only two games, and then she just as confidently beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (6-1, 6-2). There is no doubt that the Spaniard is in good shape now. Let's see if she has enough stability and confidence in her abilities. Indeed, a year ago, before the Australian Open final the Spanish tennis player also performed confidently against Sofia Kenin in the tournament and was the favorite of the bookmakers in the title fight, but lost (6-4, 2-6, 2-6).
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Starting tournaments and matches in the new season are hard for Sofia Kenin. In Abu Dhabi, with huge problems, she reached the quarterfinals, where she lost to the same Maria Sakkari (6-2, 2-6, 0-6).
In Melbourne, things are also not going so smoothly for Kenin. In the first round, she managed to defeat Camila Giorgi. This was followed by a three-set battle with Jessica Pegula (5-7, 7-5, 6-2). Nevertheless, Sofia is one of those who can add in a single match and surprise by playing contrary to all expectations and predictions.
Undoubtedly, Muguruza looks more convincing at the start of the season than Kenin and will be determined to take revenge for the defeat in the Australian Open final 2020. However, it is wrong to underestimate Sophia Kenin, who knows how to play against Garbine and is quite capable of adding more to the level of the game. We offer a prediction for the victory of the underdog in this quarterfinal.
Our prediction is Kenin's victory for 2.64 odds on 1xbet.
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