2020 Australian Open – Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur on and what time does it start? Tuesday 28th January, 2020 – 00:00 (UK)

What is the expected weather for Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur? Partly cloudy, 19c

What channel is Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur 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 Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur 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 Sofia Kenin vs Ons Jabeur? Click here to reach the official 2020 Australian Open ticket selection

Who won the last meeting between Sofia Kenin and Ons Jabeur? Sofia Kenin beat Ons Jabeur 6-2, 2-0 (ret.)

THE LOWDOWN

SOFIA KENIN

  • Sofia Kenin had to fight back from a set down to overcome teen sensation Coco Gauff and the 21-year-old now has a superb chance of extending her stay in Melbourne as she faces the woman ranked number 78 in the world in Ons Jabeur.
  • The 14th seed did not have an easy time of it against her fellow American but after she was edged out in the first set tie-breaker, Kenin looked more assured in the second set before sweeping Gauff aside without dropping a game in the third and deciding set.
  • This is already Kenin’s best run at not only the Australian Open but in all Grand Slams and she will have her eyes set on a maiden Grand Slam semi-final having won all three career clashes to date against Jabeur.

ONS JABEUR

  • Ons Jabeur continued her magnificent run at the Australian Open as the rank outsider claimed another scalp by taking a straight-sets victory over 27th seed Qiang Wang in the round of 16.
  • The world number 78 had never even won a match in Melbourne before this incredible run and now finds herself in the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam event with her previous best finish coming at Roland Garros in 2017 and Flushing Meadows in 2019 when she was eliminated at the round of 32 stage.
  • Jabeur has faced Kenin three times in her career including two clashes last season but the Tunisian has failed to even take a single set from the American which highlights the challenge ahead of her.

THE PREDICTION

Sofia Kenin has had a favourable route to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open and that is no different in the last eight as she faces the lowest-ranked competitor remaining in the tournament. World number 78 Ons Jabeur stands in the American’s way of a first appearance in a Grand Slam event in what is already the best run of her career. Jabeur has been magnificent in her shock run so far but having never managed to take a set off Kenin in their three career meetings, the 14th seed should be too good.

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