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The Third Round of the Women’s Draw at the Australian Open sees 20th-seed Barbora Krejcikova go as a strong favourite in the match outright against an unseeded opponent. Will she deliver on that favouritism?
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anhelina Kalinina – Match Predictions
Barbora Krejcikova is the favourite to come through this match, which, considering the way that she has performed in Melbourne so far, looks on paper to be about right. As part of today’s tennis predictions we look ahead to this fixture.
Krejcikova To Win
It has been plain sailing for Krejcikova so far in Melbourne and she is expected to come through this Third Round challenge comfortably. The 2021 French Open winner has a good all-round game and when she is on song, looks far better than her 20th-seed ranking suggests.
Krejcikova has quickly powered her way through the first two rounds of action so far in Melbourne. So she’s kept herself nice and fresh and looks to be in a hard-hitting, confident mood.
Krejcikova 2-0 Correct Score
There has not been a set dropped by Krejcikova in this campaign. Granted both matches were against qualifiers. The Czech player is ranked 16 places above Third Round opponent Kalinina in the world standings.
She also won the one previous meeting with Kalinina and she just looks to be the stronger of the two picks, especially with the pressures in the draw of a Grand Slam going up.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anhelina Kalinina Preview
We have made our picks for this Third Round clash at the Australian Open 2022, and now it’s time to dive into a little of their respective current form.
Krejcikova reached the Quarter Finals at last year’s Australian Open, her best finish in Melbourne so far. The 2021 French Open winner is a sheer joy to watch when she is in the groove. She bowed out early in Adelaide in her warm-up tournament, but was red-hot at the back end of last season. This is only her fourth Australian Open appearance and she has a decent chance of going deep in this draw. She won the Women’s Doubles in Melbourne last year.
In 2019 Anhelina Kalinina reached the peak of her rankings at 34. She is currently ranked 39th in the world. The Ukrainian player made her AO debut last year and bowed out in the first round. She did reach the Second Round in the other three Slams of last year, but has never been further than that in any. Kalinina has had a good run so far in Melbourne, knocking over Alison Van Uytvank and then 15th-seed Petra Kvitova in the last round.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anhelina Kalinina Head to Head
Krejcikova is 1-0 up in the head to head against Kalinina. The one previous meeting they had was at the 2018 French Open, with Krejcikova winning 2-1.
Barbora Krejcikova vs Anhelina Kalinina Match Details
When will the match start? The match will start at 00:00 am GMT on Friday, January 20th
On which court will the match be played? The match will be played on Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne.
Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery +.