Australian Open ?? R1 Prediction
?? Yulia Putintseva vs ?? Heather Watson
I’m going to side with Putintseva here. I think Yulia’s game is the more dynamic of the pair and I think she has more variety and could do well in this match-up. Putintseva plays with a lot of shape to her shots, this could be troublesome for Watson who much prefers to play against flat, big hitters. Putintseva is the better athlete, if she executes her game I suspect she can outlast Watson. Yulia usually brings her best to tennis to the Grand Slam stage, expect her to cause a mini upset here.