2020 Australian Open – Garbine Muguruza vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Garbine Muguruza vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Garbine Muguruza vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on and what time does it start? Wednesday 29th January, 2020 – TBC (UK)

What is the expected weather for Garbine Muguruza vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova? Sunny, 21c

What channel is Garbine Muguruza vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 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 Garbine Muguruza vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 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 Garbine Muguruza vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Garbine Muguruza and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova? Garbine Muguruza beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-2

THE LOWDOWN

GARBINE MUGURUZA

  • Garbine Muguruza overcame a second seeded opponent in a row to progress to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open after she was able to put in another impressive display to see off 9th seed Kiki Bertens.
  • That win in straight sets came off the back of her thrashing of 5th seed Elina Svitolina and she will be confident of continuing her superb form as the unseeded Spaniard looks to progress to the semi-finals of this event for the first time.
  • Two-time Grand Slam winner Muguruza will come up against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova who she has beaten in all three of their clashes on hard courts which will stand her in good stead ahead of this match.

ANASTASIA PAVLYUCHENKOVA

  • Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova progressed to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open for the second consecutive year and third in the last four years and will be desperate to go one better this time around.
  • Pavlyuchenkova is now a five-time Grand Slam quarter-finalist after she backed up her win over 2nd seed Karolina Pliskova by beating 17th seed Angelique Kerber in the round of 16 but has never advanced beyond this round in any Grand Slam.
  • The Russian will be very confident of ending that record with the form she is showing but she must overcome an opponent in Garbine Maguruza that she has beaten just once in five meetings and that was only because the Spaniard had to retire after the first set in that clash.

THE PREDICTION

Both Garbine Muguruza and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have claimed some big scalps to progress this far in Melbourne and will be confident ahead of this quarter-final match-up. Muguruza will perhaps fancy her chances more than her opponent owing to her superior head-to-head record with the Spaniard also winning all three of their contests on this surface. Pavlyuchenkova will be under pressure to end her record of never advancing beyond a quarter-final in a Grand Slam and that could play on her mind with former French Open and Wimbledon winner Muguruza able to come out on top.

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