Swiatek vs Cirstea: prediction for the WTA Australian Open match
At Australian Open, Iga Swiatek will play against Sorana Cirstea in the round of 16. By what scenario will this match go? The answer is in our prediction.
Iga Swiatek reached the round of 16 at Australian Open for two consecutive years. This year, Polish player will try to improve that result and she has a great chance to do that.
Each of three Swiatek's matches at Melbourne were flawless. She beat all of her opponents by a 2:0 score on sets. In all of these matches Swiatek was not even close to a slump. Swiatek recorded victories over Dart (6:3, 6:0), Peterson (6:2, 6:2) and Kasatkina (6:2, 6:3). Overall, World No. 9 player suffered only one defeat since the start of the season - she was defeated by Ashleigh Barty (2:6, 4:6).
A round of 16 at Australian Open is a huge result for Sorana Cirstea, a World No. 38 player. Romanian player managed to improve her best result (third round) and will collect some ranking points.
In the first round Cirstea recorded a victory over Kvitova, who was in a poor form (6:2, 6:2). After that Cirstea outclassed Kucova (6:2, 6:2). In the third round she had a difficult match against Pavlyuchenkova, which was won in three sets (6:3, 2:6, 6:2). Cirstea was in a better physical form, which became a key factor in the decisive set.
In each of four most recent matches of the Romanian player at least nine games were played in the first set
This bet played in each of four most recent matches of Swiatek
Polish player easily advanced past three rounds at Melbourne, she is accurate at her serve and is aggressive on the receive. That style of play and a great physical form brought a success to Swiatek. We don't think that Cirstea will be able to beat Swiatek, when Polish player is in such a wonderful form. We think that favourite won't experience problems in this match.
Our prediction - Swiatek to win with a handicap of (-5) games
In each of three Swiatek's matches at Melbourne no more than 17 games were played. We are not expecting a better performance from the Romanian player.
Our second bet is on total under 19 games