Australian Open 🇦🇺 R1 Prediction
🇨🇦 Eugenie Bouchard vs 🇫🇷 Oceane Dodin
I’m going to side with Bouchard here. Bouchard has seemingly had the better preparation heading into this event, despite poor results. Bouchard lost all 3 matches at the Hopman Cup and was beaten in the opening round in Hobart in straight sets. Bouchard has been in Melbourne for a while practising and did get to taste victory at the Kooyong classic with a commanding win over Aiava. So whilst Bouchard has not had the best results, she has played a good amount of matches and should be ready to go. In this match-up, both players will look to dictate but it is Bouchard who has more margin to her game and a better ability to win points from a defensive position, giving her the edge in this match-up over a rusty Dodin.