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The local fans will be watching Kaia Kanepi vs Kimberly Birrell Australian draw, as they expect their representative to get good results. Check out the betting tips and predictions we have prepared for it.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Kaia Kanepi vs Kimberly Birrell – Match Prediction
For the second time Kaia Kanepi vs Kimberly Birrell, this time in a more important tournament. The Australian Open score will be could be different, as the style of play of both players has evolved since their first meeting. Check out these betting tips and other tennis predictions for the second day at the Australian Open 2023.
Kanepi to Win 2-0
The only h2h ended in two sets, with victory for the Estonian tennis player from Estonia. Although 5 years have passed since then, Birrell has not established herself and has never even been in the top 100 of the WTA rankings. So the Australian Open score we expect in this feature is a win for Kaia Kanepi in just 2 sets. Kimberly’s last loss in straight sets makes this prediction even more interesting.
Set 1 – Over 8.5 Total Games
Although the odds are in favour of the Estonian player, we expect Kimberly Birrell to make things difficult for her opponent. Kanepi is likely to win the first and second sets, but this time it will be difficult for her to convert many breakpoints. If the Aussie can hold at least 3 of her serves, the first set will be extended by at least 9 games.
Kaia Kanepi vs Kimberly Birrell Preview
We already Kept an eye on Kaia Kanepi vs Kimberly Birrell predictions, let’s discover some facts about the preview of each player.
The 37-year-old veteran tennis player continues to put on good shows with her style of play and results that keep her in the top 30 of the world’s best tennis players. Last year she had her best Australian Open results, reaching the quarter-finals and earning many points for the WTA ranking. The Estonian tennis player must surpass or at least equal this feat in order not to lose places in the world ranking.
Birrell’s best performance and her best Australian Open results came in the 2019 edition. She beat Vekic in the first round and then Bados, but then faced Angelique Kerber, who was ranked number 2 in the world, Kimberly could not overcome this last challenge. In the last edition, the Australian tennis player did not overcome the qualifying phase.
Kanepi vs Birrell Head to Head
Five years ago, the two players met in Brisbane WTA. Kanepi completely dominated the match and won in straight sets, each set was very short. Kimberly Birrell was just 19 years old and 3 years old as a professional. Now that she has more years of experience she should be a stronger opponent.
Kaia Kanepi vs Kimberly Birrell Match Details
- What is the schedule for this feature? The feature is scheduled at 00:15 GMT on Monday, January 16th.
- Which is the place chosen for this match? The match will be played at Kia Arena 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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