2020 Australian Open – Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova on and what time does it start? Tuesday 28th January, 2020 – 01:30 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova? Partly cloudy, 22c

What channel is Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova on? The 2020 Australian Open will be televised on Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedule for this specific match

Where can I stream Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova in the UK? Sky customers can stream this match on the Sky Go app. Alternatively, the match can be streamed to subscribers of Eurosport Player, either on the official website or as an add-on to an Amazon Prime subscription

Where can I get tickets for Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova? Ashleigh Barty beat Petra Kvitova 6-4, 6-2

THE LOWDOWN

ASHLEIGH BARTY

  • Ash Barty was given a scare in her round of 16 clash against Alison Riske but the world number one held her nerve to advance to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open in a tense, three-set contest.
  • The Australian had to work extremely hard to see off the gutsy 18th seed and with that victory, Barty has made it to the quarter-finals in Melbourne for the second successive season.
  • Barty has been on a good run against Petra Kvitova having won their last three clashes which all came on hard courts and she will be hopeful of making it four victories in a row which would mean a best ever performance in this event.

PETRA KVITOVA

  • 2019 Australian Open runner-up Petra Kvitova moved one step closer to getting a chance to redeem her defeat in last year’s final as she bounced back from losing the first set to overcome Maria Sakkari.
  • The 29-year-old did not get off to the best of starts in her clash against the Greek 22nd seed and was edged out in the first set tie-breaker but Kvitova showed her class to respond in superb fashion by claiming the next two sets without little trouble.
  • Kvitova will now face the number one seed in Ash Barty with the pair meeting at this stage in Melbourne for the second successive season and the Czech will be looking to deliver the same outcome having won that contest in straight sets.

THE PREDICTION

Ash Barty and Petra Kvitova face off in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second successive season in what looks like a mouth-watering clash. The Russian won the pair’s first four matches but her last win over Barty was that contest in Melbourne last year with the Australian since winning their next three matches. Barty is chasing a first semi-final appearance in this tournament and the world number one should be able to gain revenge for last year’s defeat against Kvitova by coming out on top of a high-quality affair.

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