Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Taylor Townsend Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

Taylor Townsend has a tough task on her hands as she takes on the challenge of WTA 18th-ranked Ekaterina Alexandrova. Read our ATP Miami Open predictions in this article.

The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. We recommend checking with the bookmaker before placing the bet.

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Taylor Townsend – Match Predictions

Ekaterina Alexandrova to Win

It is difficult not to back Alexandrova in this meeting. The gulf in their rankings alone makes a punt on her the likely task. Add to the fact that their recent duel at the Australian Open also saw her come out on top, which makes the decision easy. However, it was not easy as Townsend took the lead with a 6-1 dismantling. Alexandrova’s quality and resilience helped her as she won 1-2.

Over 20.5 Games

Townsend is playing fiercely and showcased her talent against her ousting of Hungarian Anna Bondar. She comes up against a familiar foe, one who she dragged to the depths at the grand stage. Alexandrova has quality on her side but can be undone by experience as was the case at Indian Wells against Wang Xinyu. Their duel in Australian Open saw blows exchanged and took three sets to complete and we believe a tiring outing is awaiting the two contenders.

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Taylor Townsend Preview

Our predictions for this match have now been established, let’s see how these players have fared so far in this tournament.

Ekaterina Alexandrova

The 28-year-old continues to impress in bits and pieces and not for long stretches. As its stands, 2023 has been challenging for her since her passage to the 1/16 finals of the Australian Open. Since then she has added just one more victory to her ranks. At Linz, Doha and Indian Wells, she bowed out early and needs a better result at Miami Open for an average outing at the Sunset Double.

Taylor Townsend

It has been a tough start to the 2023 campaign for Taylor Townsend. The 26-year-old has not been as active as she would have liked and continues to slip down the rankings. Townsend took a break after the Australian Open and only returned to activity at the start of March. She is still showing cobwebs in her game and needs to start firing on all cylinders as we move from harch courts and onto the clay court circuit.

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Taylor Townsend Head to Head

This is the second duel between Ekaterina Alexandrova and Taylor Townsend.

  • 19/01/23 Ekaterina Alexandrova won 2-1 (Australian Open, Hard)

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Taylor Townsend Match Details

Miami Open

  • When will this match start? This match starts not before 15:00 GMT on Thursday, 24th March.
  • On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on an outdoor hard court.
  • Where can I watch Miami Open 2023 in the UK? This match will be available on Amazon Prime for fans in the United Kingdom

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