Brisbane International, R1 Preview
?? (8) Anastasija Sevastova vs. ?? Daria Gavrilova
An interesting opening round match-up at the 2019 Brisbane International sees the 8th seeded Anastasija Sevastova and Daria Gavrilova go head-to-head for the very first time. This should be an entertaining match-up between two of the most versatile players on tour, expect a lot of extended rallies in this one!
Anastasija Sevastova had another solid season in 2018 to end the year at a career high ranking of 11 in the world. Sevastova is uncanny in the way she goes about her business, she seemingly has no big weapons and certainly gives height and power away to many opponents. However, Sevastova’s versatility and supreme touch and anticipation make her a tough opponent for anyone, can the Latvian push on in 2019 and consolidate a spot in the top 10?
Daria Gavrilova is a crowd favourite down under. The Aussie will hope to kick-start her season in style in January where she has generally played pretty well over the last few seasons. Gavrilova faces a tough first-up test in Brisbane against Sevastova, can she use the home crowd advantage to get her over the line?