Miami Open, ????? R3 Preview
?? (21) Ashleigh Barty vs. ?? Petra Martic
I’m going to side with Martic here. Martic has the better from heading into this match and importantly it is Martic who is more match hardened. Martic has played a lot of tennis of late having reached the quarter-finals at the BNP Paribas Open last week whilst Barty has only played a couple of matches in the last few months Martic has the perfect mixture of power and touch to match Barty’s versatile game. I think the conditions in Miami slightly favour Martic in this match-up, the heavy, slow conditions are not the ideal conditions for Barty, the Aussie certainly favours a quicker surface. Expect a close match.