??? Miami Open, R2 Prediction
?? (12) Ashleigh Barty vs. ?? Dayana Yastremska
A first-time match-up between two players on the rise sees Ashleigh Barty come up against Dayana Yastremska with a spot in the third round of the Miami Open up for grabs. Will the extreme power of Yastremska be too much for Barty to handle or will the versatile game of the Aussie disrupt the young Ukrainian?
I’m going to side with Barty here. I think this will be a troublesome match-up for Yastremska. There is no doubt that Yastremska is talented but she can fall into the trap of overplaying and simply going for winners on every shot. This is the worry for Yastremska coming up against the variety of Barty, I think the Barty slice will disrupt Yastremska whilst the strong Barty serve should be good enough to keep her ahead in this match-up.