Caroline Wozniacki vs Kimberly Birrell Prediction and Odds: Canadian Open 2023

Former world number 1, Caroline Wozniacki, will make her belated return to the court at the Canadian Open. Unranked, she will take on the challenge of Kimberly Birrell in the first round outing. Get the latest tennis betting tips and predictions here.

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Caroline Wozniacki vs Kimberly Birrell – Match Predictions

Kimberly Birrell to Win

Wozniacki is the favourite in this matchup despite being away from the game for over three years. Her return has been well documented and her preparations seem to be on point. However, there is no substitute for on-court experience and while she has that in abundance, there is nothing to show for in recent history. On the other hand, Birrel is coming from a quarter-final outing in Lexington and claiming silverware in Cantanhede. Due to Wozniacki’s match and Birrel’s recent impressive results on hard courts, we are backing a win for the Australian ace.

2-1 to Kimberly Birrell

The match will be the focus of media and fans’ attention thanks to Caroline’s return. Kimberly will be under pressure but will have to navigate the nerves. In any other case, it would prove to be detrimental but with the Australian recently going strong in tournaments and even adding silverware to her ranks, she should triumph. Wozniacki will not let up easily and can cause her problems. The Dane’s last two defeats came in three-set defeats and we believe it will be the same case here. Birrell’s fitness and newly-found competitiveness should help her overcome Wozniacki’s pedigree in a 2-1 triumph.

Caroline Wozniacki vs Kimberly Birrell Preview

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

Caroline Wozniacki

Despite not being on the main court, media attention will be on this meeting as the former Grand Slam winner takes to the court. This will be Wozniacki’s first match since her 2-1 defeat to Ons Jabeur in the 2020 Australian Open. It will be interesting to see her preparations and how she copes up with the rigours of the WTA tour. With the US Open her point of focus, Wozniacki will need to give a decent account of her abilities to get a wildcard or even make it to the qualifiers.

Kimberly Birrell

It has been an interesting year for the 25-year-old Australian. While not enjoying succession on the main tour, failing to make it to the first round on eight occasions, she has impressed away from the limelight. Kimberly earned silverware in Orlando and Cantanhede, while also making the quarter-final stages of Irapuato, Merida, Wiesbaden and Lexington. She has momentum on her side and the much-needed competitive minutes, and will surely be looking to jolt Wozniacki’s return.

Caroline Wozniacki vs Kimberly Birrell Head to Head

This is the first meeting between Wozniacki and Birrell on the WTA tour.

Caroline Wozniacki vs Kimberly Birrell Match Details

Canadian Open
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  • When will this match start? This match starts at 15:00 GMT on 08 August.
  • Who is the top seed of the Montreal Open? Iga Swiatek has the top billing at Canadian Open 2023.
  • Where is the match being played? The venue for this fixture is IGA Stadium, Montreal.

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