??? Miami Open, R2 Prediction
?? (19) Caroline Garcia vs. ?? Victoria Azarenka
Caroline Garcia may be the seeded player but it is Victoria Azarenka who should be considered favourite when the pair do battle in the second round of the Miami Open. Garcia has yet to impress in 2019, the Frenchwoman has consistently played well below her best whilst Azarenka is on the rise and seemingly returning to the great tennis that we know she is capable of producing.
I think Azarenka will be too solid for Garcia here. Azarenka has a fantastic record in Miami having won the tournament on multiple occasions and seems primed for a deep run this year. Azarenka’s solid baseline game is back and that spells trouble for Garcia, especially in the Frenchwoman’s first match of the tournament and given Garcia’s poor recent form. Azarenka is simply doing all the important things more consistently than Garcia at the moment and is the more confident of the two.