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This second-round match will see Giorgi take on the veteran, Azarenka, in what will be their 4th meeting on the WTA Tour. And if you’re looking to place a bet or two, check out my tennis predictions today for this one.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Giorgi vs Azarenka – Match Predictions
Camila Giorgi won a sensational first-round match against Kanepi to reach this point in the Miami Open. In contrast, with Azarenka being the 14th seed in this event, she hasn’t played any matches yet. That’s because all of the seeds for this tournament have received a bye into the second round, which is how it worked last week in Indian Wells too.
As for how things are shaping up between these players, this match could be an interesting one. Giorgi has a 2-1 head-to-head lead over Azarenka, yet Azarenka retired in one of these matches while the other win for Giorgi was back in 2014. And the third game they played was in 2019, which Azarenka won 6-2 6-2.
So taking these factors into account, check out my predictions for Giorgi vs Azarenka here:
Azarenka To Win
Despite Giorgi having a winning record against Azarenka, I still think that Azarenka will win this match. Keep in mind that Azarenka made the semi-finals of the Aussie Open this season, while she also smoked Giorgi in their last encounter. Furthermore, the odds make this market particularly appealing.
Under 20.5 Games
In the last match that these two played, Azarenka destroyed Giorgi by a score of 6-2 6-2. Of course, that’s just 16 games in total. And given that Giorgi had an unbelievably tough opener at the Miami Open, I think she may run out of gas against Azarenka. This would pave the way for a straightforward victory for the 14th seed.
Giorgi vs Azarenka Preview
Ready to learn a bit more about both of these players ahead of this second-round match? Let me share a brief preview for Giorgi and Azarenka now.
Camila Giorgi Preview
Giorgi has a ranking of 44 at the moment, which is decent, but it isn’t high enough to obtain a seeding at the Miami Open. As for her form in 2023, it’s been up and down. And her performance at Indian Wells saw her reach just the 2nd round.
Victoria Azarenka Preview
In contrast, Azarenka is definitely one of the in-form players of 2023. She is also ranked 16 in the world, which has resulted in a seeding of 14 for this tournament. And while yes, she lost her opening match in Indian Wells, her opponent went on to make the quarter-finals. So I don’t think this shows a dip in form – it’s more a result that will inspire her to do more at the Miami Open.
Giorgi vs Azarenka Head to Head
These two have played each other three times in the past, according to the official H2H record. And it’s Giorgi who has the 2-1 lead here. However, Azarenka boasts the most recent win, which was a 6-2 6-2 destruction in Toronto back in 2019.
Giorgi vs Azarenka Match Details
- Match Schedule – March 23rd, 15:00 GMT
- Venue – Miami, Florida
- Viewing Options – Amazon Prime