?? Australian Open, R1 Prediction
?? Laura Siegemund vs. ?? Victoria Azarenka
Victoria Azarenka begins her 2019 Australian Open with a potentially tricky opening round clash against Germany’s Laura Siegemund. Azarenka and Siegemund have both had their fair share of difficulties off court over the last few years, both will see this match as a big opportunity to claim an important victory.
Clearly it is Azarenka who is the favourite here and rightfully so. However, I don’t think Azarenka will have things all her own way in this match-up, in what will be the first career meeting between the pair. Siegemund has an awkward game and is a tough competitor but untimely Azarenka’s firepower from the baseline should eventually see her get through this match. There will likely be some tough moments for the Belarussian but she is strong enough to get the win here.