2020 Australian Open – Tamara Zidansek vs Serena Williams Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Tamara Zidansek vs Serena Williams taking place? Melbourne Park, Melbourne

When is Tamara Zidansek vs Serena Williams on and what time does it start? Wednesday 22nd January, 2020 – TBC (UK)

What is the expected weather for Tamara Zidansek vs Serena Williams? Mostly cloudy, 32c

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

Who won the last meeting between Tamara Zidansek vs Serena Williams? N/A

THE LOWDOWN

TAMARA ZIDANSEK

  • World number 70 Tamara Zidansek came through her first-round match with South Korean wildcard Han Na-lae with ease to set up a first career meeting with Serena Williams.
  • The Slovenian won just one singles match over her two previous tournaments, the ASB Classic and Hobart International, although she did reach the doubles semi-final of the latter.
  • 22-year-old Zidansek has reached the second round of the Australian Open for the second consecutive year which is her overall highest placing at a Grand Slam so far, joint with Wimbledon 2019.

SERENA WILLIAMS

  • World number nine Serena Williams conceded just three games to her first-round opponent Anastasia Potapova and won seven in a row on her way to the second round.
  • 38-year-old Williams came into the Australian Open having finally won a WTA title after becoming a mother in 2017 at the ASB Classic in Auckland.
  • The seven-time former Australian Open champion has been and will continue to target another Grand Slam, however, as she aims to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles – the most of any player in the Open Era.

THE PREDICTION

Serena Williams will remain one of, if not the favourite, for any tournament she enters but following and first post-motherhood title in Auckland earlier this month, there seems to be a little fate in the air. She was unknowingly eight weeks pregnant with her child the last time she won this tournament, after all, and while there is always fierce competition in the latter stages of this draw, there seems only a few players that could beat her in Melbourne. Tamara Zidansek is not one of those players, and while she will get her chances against the 38-year-old, this will likely end in straight sets.

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