Australian Open, R3 Prediction
?? (19) Caroline Garcia vs. ?? Danielle Collins
I expect Caroline Garcia to be a class above Danielle Collins when the pair do battle for the first time with a spot in the second week at Melbourne Park up for grabs. The 19th seeded Frenchwoman has been handed a very favourable draw and should be smart enough to get through this match-up.
Garcia has the type of attacking game that should get the better of Collins, I think this will be a good match-up for the Frenchwoman. Garcia does all of the important things better than Collins, Garcia has a better serve, a better return of serve, a more dynamic game from the baseline and is much more competent at the net. Collins is a great competitor and will frustrate Garcia if the 19th seed is off her game. However, with a spot in the fourth round up for grabs I expect Garcia to be clinical enough to win this match pretty comfortably.