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Stadium 3 at Indian Wells will be the venue for the first round clash between Claire Liu and Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova. First seed and 2022 Champion Iga Swiatek awaits the winner in round two.
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Claire Liu vs Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova – Match Predictions
Even the most ardent of tennis fans may not know everything about all the competitors at the BNP Paribas Open. Here at Pundit Feed, we give you tips and predictions on every day of the tournament. Now let’s focus on this Liu vs Schmiedlova clash below.
Claire Liu to Win in Straight Sets
Playing in front of her home-state crowd, we expect to see plenty of support for Liu in this match from the Indian Wells fans. She has reached the second round out of two of her last three Grand Slams and comes into this match ranked 45 places above Schmiedlova. We expect Liu to have enough in the locker to take the match in straight sets.
Set 1 Total Games – 9-10
Schmiedlova rarely drops her serve more than once in most sets and is not far away from making the leap into the top 100. However, she struggles to break-back and most opponents know that by breaking her serve once is sufficient to secure a set. She dropped a set in her final qualifying game and we expect her to lose this first set 3-6 or 4-6.
Claire Liu vs Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova Preview
With the predictions above, let’s zoom in on how the two players have been playing over recent months and across their careers.
The 22 year-old is only four places beneath her career high ranking of 52 but has struggled for consistency so far this year. She beat fellow American Madison Breagle in straight sets in the Australian Open before crashing out 7-6, 6-3 to 12th seed Belinda Bencic in the second round. A win in this game will see her equal her trip to the second round from the 2022 Indian Wells.
Once as high in the world as 26, Schmiedlova has earnt over $3,6,00,000 across her career. However, recent results have not been good enough and she has had to go through the qualifying rounds of the major events to reach the main draw. She has made it through to the second round of each of her last four Grand Slams.
Claire Liu vs Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova Head to Head
This clash will be the first time that the American and the Slovak have gone head to head.
Claire Liu vs Anna-Karolina Schmiedlova Match Details
- When will this match start? This match is scheduled for Friday, 10th March, by 01:00 GMT.
- On which surface will this match be played? This match will be played on Stadium 3, an outdoor hard court.
- Who do the bookies favour ahead of this match? Claire Liu is favourite to win and progress to round two.
- Where can I watch Indian Wells 2023 in the UK? You can see every shot of this game on Amazon Prime Video.