Miami Open, ????? R4 Prediction
?? (30) Agnieszka Radwanska vs. ?? (wc) Victoria Azarenka
This is going to be a fascinating contest, this is a huge opportunity for both, reaching the quarter-finals at such a big event would be a huge deal for both given their recent circumstances. Radwanska has not won 3 consecutive matches since Wimbledon whilst Azarenka has not made a quarter-final since her title run in Miami two years ago.
At her best, Azarenka was totally dominant in this match-up. Azarenka holds an overall 12-5 H2H record over Radwanska which clearly gives Azarenka confidence heading into their first meeting in over 3 years. I’m going to side with Azarenka here. I think Radwanska has lost a lot of power over the last few years and doesn’t really have the game to trouble Azarenka. It took Radwanska’s very, very best tennis to beat Azarenka back at the Australian in 2014, even then Azarenka was not quite fit.
Heading into this match Azarenka is fit, healthy and motivated, not good news for Radwanska. I was impressed with Azarenka’s win over Sevastova in the previous round, a win that signals that she is back. With a days rest before this match there are no excuses for Azarenka, she should be too strong for Radwanska.