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Bianca Andreescu and Marie Bouzkova will meet in the opening round of the 2023 Australian Open and it should be a very close and exciting matchup. With that in mind, we have prepared a preview of this game and some betting predictions as well.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing
Bianca Andreescu vs Marie Bouzkova – Match Predictions
This will be one of the closest matchups in the first round of women’ singles at Australian Open, so here’s a closer look at our tennis predictions for Andreescu vs Bouzkova duel:
Bianca Andreescu to Win
The last few years have been rough for the Canadian player as she suffered many setbacks with injuries in her career and never came close to replicating her success from US Open 2019 when she won the title as a 19-year-old. It’s been a while since that title and Andreescu is still looking for a way back to the top.
She is currently ranked 42nd in the WTA list and her opponent in the first round is ranked 26th, so it will be a tough matchup for both players. Due to her experience with actually winning a Grand Slam, we would back Andreescu to beat Bouzkova in this match.
Total Sets: 3 Sets
As we mentioned already, Andreescu and Bouzkova are very close to each other in the WTA rankings and that alone should signal to us that we will see an exciting game. After all, the bookies think the same, which is evident from the very close odds on this game.
On top of that, these two players have met three times before and their last two duels have gone to three sets, which is exactly what we expect to happen in this match too given how close the players are in terms of quality and form.
Bianca Andreescu vs Marie Bouzkova Preview
We spoke about our Andreescu vs Bouzkova predictions, so let’s take a closer look at the two players individually as they enter Australian Open 2023 and try to get a result that they can be proud of:
After the great success that she achieved as a teenager by winning the US Open back in 2019, Andreescu had to deal with many injuries that derailed their career and early rise. Still, the Canadian seems to be healthy now and her last season has been one of the best ones since 2019, so we could see her rise to the top of the WTA standings again sooner rather than later. Andreescu is currently no.42 in the WTA rankings.
The Czech 24-yer-old never reached the heights of her rival as her best result on Grand Slams was the quarter-final last year at Wimbledon. She also only got as high as 24th place in the WTA rankings, which is just a couple of places above her current ranking at no.26. Still, Bouzokva had a very solid last year and she has a good chance in this match.
Andreescu vs Bouzkova Head to Head
These two players have met three times before and the Canadian is the one with the 2-1 advantage. However, the first two duels were won by Andreescu, but their last meeting in the semi-finals of the Phillip Island Trophy in 2021 went to Bouzkova, so she has the mental advantage of winning their last duel.
Bianca Andreescu vs Marie Bouzkova Match Details
- When will the match start? The match will start at 12:00 am GMT on Monday, January 16th.
- On which court will the match be played? The match will be played on Court 3 in Melbourne.
- Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery +.
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