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Katie Volynets takes on Veronika Kudermetova in the second round of the Australian Open later on tonight after both players came through their opening matches in straight sets. With the match just hours away, we have come up with a couple of betting predictions that might interest you.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
Katie Volynets vs Veronika Kudermetova – Match Prediction
Although the bookies are expecting a comfortable victory for Kudermetova, we aren’t so sure. Let’s take a closer look at our predictions and explain the reasoning behind them.
Prediction 1: Total sets – 3
Veronika Kudermetova is undoubtedly an exceptional tennis player and we are not underestimating her whatsoever but we do believe that Katie Volynets can take this match deep and run the Russian close. Both players were impressive in their opening-round games but even then Kudermertova needed a tiebreak to get the job done in the end. Prior to that match, three of her last six games had gone to three sets.
Volynets is a tough cookie and is used to going the distance – all three of her qualifying matches for the tournament went to three sets showing that she is willing to dig in for victory.
Prediction 2: Katie Volynets +5.5 Handicap
With this prediction, we’re doubling down on our theory that Volynets won’t just roll over for Kudermetova. The American 21-year-old rarely loses sets by large margins which should mean that even if prediction one doesn’t come in, she could still cover this one by losing 6-4 6-4.
Katie Volynets vs Veronika Kudermetova Preview
Kudermetova is the most famous of the two players but Volynets is still just 21. Let’s take a look at how both players are shaping up going into this one.
Katie Volynets turned professional back in 2018 when she was just 16 years old. She is yet to break in the world’s top 100 players but has been edging closer recently and currently sits in 114th on the WTA Rankings. Qualifying for the tournament constitutes as success already for the American but victory in round one will have her dreaming of progressing deep into the event.
Kudermetova has been quietly progressing through the rankings over the past 18 months and broke into the world’s top ten in October last year. Although she only has one career title to date, she certainly has the game of a champion. She looked in good form in her win against Maryna Zanevska and will be confident of progressing through to round three.
Katie Volynets vs Veronika Kudermetova Head to Head
It is the first time that the two have come up against each other with Volynets spending most of her time on the Challenger Tour.
Katie Volynets vs Veronika Kudermetova Match Details
- Where to watch AO 2023 in UK? You can watch Australian Open on Eurosport broadcast and online, or stream it on Discovery
- When will the players be on court? The feature is scheduled for 23:00 GMT on Wednesday, January 18th.
- Which court are they going to be playing on? The match will be played at the Margaret Court Arena in Melbourne.