2020 Australian Open – Qiang Wang vs Serena Williams Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Qiang Wang vs Serena Williams taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Qiang Wang vs Serena Williams on and what time does it start? Friday 24th January, 2020 – 01:15 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Qiang Wang vs Serena Williams? Partly cloudy, 20c

What channel is Qiang Wang vs Serena Williams 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 Qiang Wang vs Serena Williams 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 Qiang Wang vs Serena Williams? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Qiang Wang and Serena Williams? Serena Williams beat Qiang Wang 6-1, 6-0

THE LOWDOWN

QIANG WANG

  • Qiang Wang made light work of Fiona Ferro in their second-round clash at the Australian Open as she dropped just three games on the way to a comfortable 6-1, 6-2 victory in Melbourne.
  • That win sees Wang progress to the third round for the second successive year at this event and she will now have her eyes firmly set on achieving a best ever finish having never made it beyond this stage in her previous five attempts.
  • If Wang is to do that, she will have to overcome Serena Williams and that looks like an uphill task for the 28-year-old who was dumped out of the US Open by Williams with the American completely dominating that contest 6-1, 6-0.

SERENA WILLIAMS

  • Serena Williams had very few concerns for the second game running at the Australian Open as she claimed a 6-2, 6-3 victory over Tamara Zidansek and if she can maintain her current form, an eighth title in Melbourne could be within her grasp.
  • The 23-time Grand Slam winner has won this competition as many times as Wimbledon but this would become her most successful event should she manage to get her hands on the trophy once again.
  • In every Australian Open that the number eight seed has competed in since 2007, she has progressed to at least the round of 16 and Williams will be keen to maintain that superb record to move a step closer to the second week of the event.

THE PREDICTION

Qiang Wang gets a chance to redeem herself for her non-performance in the quarter-finals of last year’s US Open when Serena Williams blew her away. The 27th seed will have had nightmares about that match ever since and is unlikely to relish this clash. Williams’ power was too much for Wang in that encounter and it is difficult to see this game being any different with the American likely to progress in straight sets.

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