Miami Open, ????? R1 Prediction
?? Madison Brengle vs ?? Aryna Sabalenka
I’m going to side with Sabalenka here, I give Sabalenka the benefit of the doubt, assuming that she will be able to execute her game and get past Brengle. There is a huge contrast in styles in this match-up, the big attacking game of Sabalenka will be tested against the scrappy, annoying Brengle.
I like what I have seen from Sabalenka of late, she is seemingly playing well enough to get through this kind of match. Importantly, Sabalenka is very willing to move up the court which is critical in this type of match-up against a player that will make Sabalenka play a few extra shots. Sabalenka will pounce on the weak Brengle serve and will be in control of the vast majority of points, a position Sabalenka likes to be in. Expect the 19-year-old to be too strong for Brengle.