Iga Swiatek vs Claire Liu Prediction and Odds: Miami Open 2023

It’s time for the top seed and reigning champion to grace the court in the 2023 Women’s Miami Open as Iga Swiatek takes on America’s Claire Liu for the second time in a fortnight! Read on for our preview of this match alongside our tennis predictions for today’s action.

These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.

Swiatek vs Liu – Match Predictions

Claire Liu had lost the first set 6-3 and was level at 3-3 in her first round clash with Katerina Siniakova when the Czechia player pulled out with injury. Will the reduced time on the court benefit Liu in this second round clash or will Iga Swiatek be way too strong for the Californian born right-hander? We’ll soon find out!

Miami Open

Set 1 Correct Score – Iga Swiatek 6-1

It was a very one-sided affair when this pair were drawn against each other in the second round of the Indian Wells Masters a couple of weeks ago. Liu will be wondering why she always gets drawn against Swiatek and will have to find a new way to play against her opponent after claiming only one game last time. We expect the Polish world number one to come out of the traps hard, take control early, and to drop only one game in the first set.

Under 16.5 Games

Although their first clash, back in 2019, lasted 29 games and three sets in New Zealand, that was before Swiatek had reached a fourth round of a Grand Slam let alone secured three titles! She is in brilliant form, after reaching the semi-final at Indian Wells last week, and we predict that she will lose no more than four games across the match.

Iga Swiatek vs Claire Liu Preview

With our recommendations confirmed above, let’s get to know the two players a little bit better ahead of their clash.

Iga Swiatek Preview

Ranked number one in the world and the top seed in Miami, Iga Swiatek became the youngest player to complete the ‘Sunshine Double’ – winning the Indian Wells and Miami Open back to back – last year. She is a three-time Grand Slam Champion with two of those titles gained over the last 12 months – 2022 French Open, 2022 US Open.

Claire Liu Preview

Ranked 59th in the world, just down from her personal best of 52 at the end of January this year, Liu has never got beyond the second round of either a Grand Slam or a WTA 1000 event. She reached the second round of the 2023 Australian Open in January before losing in straight sets to the 12th seed, Belinda Bencic.

Swiatek vs Liu Head to Head

This will be third time that the pair have gone head to head and Iga Swiatek leads 2-0 so far. They first met in Auckland in 2019 in a three-setter but when they were drawn together in Indian Wells earlier this month, it was an easy 6-0, 6-1 victory for the 21 year old Pole.

Iga Swiatek vs Claire Liu Match Details

Iga Swiatek vs Claire Liu

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