Shuai Zhang vs Petra Martic vs Prediction and Odds: Australian Open 2023

Shuai Zhang and Petra Martic will go up against each other on Thursday, as both players battle for supremacy. Which of these players will book a place in the third round of the Australian Open?

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Shuai Zhang vs Petra Martic – Match Predictions

We know you’re looking for analysis and tips to help you predict the outcome of the most important games at the Australian Open. That’s why we dig into every detail surrounding the best tennis players in the world. In this way, we offer you real data and pick objectively. To set the right bet for Shuai Zhang vs Petra Martic, read our free predictions and tips for this match

3 Total Sets

Both players aren’t exactly enjoying their best run of form. On one hand, Shuai Zhang suffered three losses in her last four singles matches. In like manner, Petra Martic lost four of her last six matches. Considering both players have had their fair share of struggles, we don’t think this will be a one-sided contest. Taking everything into account, we believe that this match will go all the way to three sets.

Over 21.5 Games

We’ve already established that we expect this match to end in three sets. Furthermore, we believe that this match could also go over 21.5. Neither of these players has really stood out, so we should expect both players to hold their own. What’s more? Even if this match ends in straight sets, it’s still very possible for it to go over this line. On that note, our second prediction for this match is over 21.5 games.

Shuai Zhang vs Petra Martic Preview

We’ve now taken care of our predictions. It’s now time to look at both players, and how they’ve done so far this season.

Shuai Zhang

Shuai Zhang kicked off her Australian Open campaign with a hard-fought three sets victory over Patricia Maria Tig. Prior to that win however, she had lost three matches in a row. Zhang will need to be at her best if she intends to reach the third round of this competition; she’ll fancy her chances against Petra Martic.

Petra Martic

Petra Martic looked real good in her straight sets victory over Viktorija Golubic on day 2. The Croatian player has struggled to find her best form of late; as she has two wins in her last six singles matches. As Martic takes on Shuai Zhang, she’ll be eyeing a place in the next round.

Shuai Zhang vs Petra Martic Head to Head

This will be the fourth encounter between these players. Petra Martic has two wins in their previous three skirmishes, with Shuai Zhang winning once.

  • 23/09/22 Zhang won 2-0 (Tokyo, Hard)
  • 20/03/19 Martic won 2-0 (Miami, Hard)
  • 27/08/2015 Martic won 2-1 (US Open, Hard)

Shuai Zhang vs Petra Martic Match Details

Australian Open

  • Where will Zhang vs Martic take place? The match will be played at Melbourne’s Court 7
  • On which surface will this match be played? The match will be played on outdoor hard court
  • Where can I watch AO 2023 in UK? All Australian Open matches will be broadcast live on Eurosport, you can also live stream this match on Discovery +.

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Kelechi Udoka

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.