Garbine Muguruza vs Sara Errani
One of the players to look out for in 2015: Garbine Muguruza, will begin her season in Sydney with a first round clash against Sara Errani. These two have totally contrasting game styles which should make for an interesting encounter.
Many including myself believe that this will be a big year for Garbine Muguruza, the powerful Spaniard has the game to beat anyone on her day. This was evident at Roland Garros last year where she smashed Serena Williams in the second round. Consistency let Garbine down in 2014 both from tournament to tournament and during matches.
Last season Garbine began her season with a title in Hobart before a run to the fourth round in Melbourne. The Spaniard is one to look out for in Melbourne, she's not without a chance. She will want to get a few victories under her belt before heading off to Melbourne if she is to be a legitimate chance.
Sara Errani started her season with a lacklustre loss to Daniela Hantuchova in the first round in Auckland. Errani's hard court results have been woeful in last couple of seasons, any opponent with decent power can blow the Italian off the court. Garbine the type of opponent that Errani really struggles with, if Garbine is on fire there will be absolutely nothing Errani can do to stop her.
These two have met on two previous occasions, sharing the honours with one victory each. Garbine won their only recent encounter, a 6-2 3-6 6-1 win in New Haven last year.
Garbine really should win this match, in straight sets too.. . Even if she a little rusty. She is simply too powerful for Errani.
Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to defeat Sara Errani in straight sets