Will Ash succeed in revenge for the previous year? Let’s find out together in our tennis betting tips below!
Once again, the women’s Grand Slam tournament was riddled with surprises. The quarter-finals between Sofia Kenin and Ons Jabeur alone were guaranteed to have no expert on the screen in this form. It is all the more refreshing that the two favorites have actually prevailed in the first two sections of the tournament tree.
Barty vs Kvitova Tennis Betting Tips
So now there is a meeting between world number one Ashleigh Barty and last year’s finalist Petra Kvitova for the first duel of two women, who are currently in the top 10 of the WTA world rankings.
It is also a new edition of the quarter-finals exactly a year ago. At that time, the two-time Grand Slam winner from the Czech Republic won 2-0 against the local hero and brought the dream of an entire nation to finally celebrate a female Grand Slam winner in her own country again.
At Ashleigh Barty against Petra Kvitova, the bookmakers’ odds do not really represent a repetition of this result. After all, both women faced each other three more times last year after the quarterfinals of the Australian Open 2019. The Australian always won.
In any case, it could now be a kind of revenge tournament for “Ash”, which could only reciprocate to Alison Riske in the round of 16 for the end of the round of 16 at the Wimbledon Championships 2019.
In order for Ashleigh Barty against Petra Kvitova to have a tip on the first entry of the world rankings into the semifinals of the most important tennis tournament in Australia, we bet the bet with a handicap of -2.5 games.
Australia Ashleigh Barty – Statistics & current form
Current placement in the world rankings: 1.
Position in the list: 1.
The 23-year-old Australian Ashleigh Barty continues to march towards the first entry of an Australian woman into the final of the women’s singles of the Australian Open in 40 years. Wendy Turnbull last reached the final in 1980, but left the title there.
The overall winner, Hana Mandíková, accepted Australian citizenship a few years later, but she won her women’s singles in 1980 as a Czech citizen. It is thanks to a Czech woman that the last Australian tournament victory now goes back 42 years in the past.
A Czech woman also just stopped the country’s biggest tennis hope in the quarter-finals last year. And a Czech girl is standing in the way of Ashleigh Barty among the top eight women again.
“Ash” has a lot to throw at it. After losing her first individual in the new year in Brisbane, she won the first individual title of the young season with four victories in Adelaide shortly before the start of the tournament in Melbourne. In connection with the four victories at the Australian Open 2020, the number one in the WTA world rankings stands for eight consecutive wins.
There is also a good series against Petra Kvitova, against whom once professional cricket player Ashleigh Barty has won the last three matches since the Australian Open 2019. A series that certainly affects the odds with Ashleigh Barty against Petra Kvitova.
Nevertheless, the leader in the ranking was once again shown her weaknesses in a highly competitive round of 16 from Alison Riske. In the second set, the Australian managed practically nothing at 1: 6, before she showed in the third set that the pressure did not leave her without a trace.
Ashleigh Barty was already in the lead with 4: 1 in the decision set before the American equalized to 4: 4. In the end Ash won two consecutive games and solved the ticket for the quarter-finals for the second time in a row.
The potential to win the entire tournament is huge, especially since the subsequent semi-final with either Sofia Kenin or Ons Jabeur would have an outsider ready for them. It will be all the more difficult for her and her team to develop methods to cope with the pressure.
In a country that is in a very difficult phase due to the devastating bush fires, its sporty appearance at the tournament, which is so valued in down under, is one of very few glimpses of darkness. All the less, of course, the 23-year-old wants to disappoint the increasing expectations.
Last matches by Ashleigh Barty:
🎾 01/26/2020 – Barty vs. Riske 6-3, 1-6, 6-4 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/24/2020 – Barty vs. Rybakina 6-3, 6-2 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/22/2020 – Barty vs. Hercog 6-1, 6-4 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/20/2020 – Barty vs. Tsurenko 5-7, 6-1, 6-1 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/18/2020 – Barty vs. Yastremska 6-2, 7-5 (Adelaide)
Petra Kvitova – Statistics & current form
Current position in the world rankings: 8.
Position in the list: 7.
Just a year ago, 29-year-old Czech Petra Kvitova sniffed the big hit here in Down Under, when she qualified for the Australian Open final in the quarter-finals because of the 2-0 victory over Ashleigh Barty.
In the end she lost to the Japanese Naomi Osaka after three incredibly exciting and close games, but she had nevertheless shown impressively what is possible if you only believe in it.
In 2018, she failed in the first round in Melbourne, but was unable to participate in 2017. Previously, she was surprised in December 2016 in her property in the Czech Republic by a burglar who caught her on the run with a knife on her wrist and cut several tendons with the cut.
At first the forecast was that she could never play tennis again, but she was back on the court just four months later. However, it did not achieve good results. Doctors and experts agreed: Petra Kvitova, who won the Wimbledon Championships twice in 2011 and 2014, would never find her strength again.
It is now clear that all of these predictions have proven to be wrong, because on June 25, 2017, the Czech won another individual title in the WTA Tour in Birmingham, for which she beat her current opponent Ashleigh Barty 2-1 in the final.
This was followed by five further trophies in 2018 and two winner’s trophies in 2019. In addition, the return to the top 10 in the WTA world rankings and the aforementioned final of the Australian Open 2019.
So the Czech is again a player that needs to be on the slip, which is also underlined by her previous performance data in 2020. In Brisbane, she played in her only preparatory tournament for the Australian Open to the semi-finals, which she narrowly lost 1-2 against Madison Keys.
It was the only defeat of the season so far, with the 2-1 comeback victory over Keys-conqueror Maria Sakkari in the round of 16 of the most important tennis tournament in Down Under the seventh individual victory.
Petra Kvitova only gave a single sentence on the way to the round of the top eight women – and this in the tie-break. A 0: 1 deficit that released forces. In the following two sentences, she gave the Greek no chance.
Basically, it is absolutely valid to bet Ashleigh Barty against Petra Kvitova on the semi-finals of the Czech. If it weren’t for the three most recent defeats she had to face against the Australian, who is increasingly fulfilling her role as the world’s number one.
In our eyes, it is not so much a tip against Petra Kvitova, who was again dazzling in 2020, but rather a prediction that is due to the even more impressive form of the local heroine.
Last matches of Petra Kvitova:
🎾 01/26/2020 – Kvitova vs. Saqqari 6-7, 6-3, 6-2 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/24/2020 – Kvitova vs. Alexandrova 6-1, 6-2 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/22/2020 – Kvitova vs. Badosa-Gibert 7-5, 7-5 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/20/2020 – Kvitova vs. Siniakova 6-1, 6-0 (Australian Open)
🎾 01/11/2020 – Keys vs. Kvitova 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 (Brisbane)
Barty vs Kvitova – Head to Head Statistics
Head to head: 3: 4
Ashleigh Barty and Petra Kvitova have had a total of seven encounters so far and with four wins, the Czech still leads in a “head to head” comparison. The two-time overall winner of the Wimbledon Championships all won the first four duels – including their quarter-final exactly one year ago at the Australian Open 2019.
However, this also means that Ashleigh Barty recently had three victories in series, which was able to prevail against her former Czech nemesis in 2019 in the quarter-finals of the Miami Masters, in the quarter-finals of the Beijing Masters and in the Round Robin of the WTA Finals. She still needs a win to equalize in a direct comparison.
Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova Australian Open 2020 Tennis Betting Tips by PicksSoccer.com
Overall, we believe that Ash can now actually equalize in front of her “home crowd” and set the “head to head” comparison against Petra Kvitova to 4: 4. Nevertheless, for that she will undoubtedly have to get her best tennis.
After all, the two-time Grand Slam winner from the Czech Republic presented herself in good spirits in 2020 and has already achieved seven victories in eight singles. In addition, with the Australian Open, after the loss of the final in 2019, she still has a certain amount of accounts to pay.
⭐️ Barty vs Kvitova – Betting Odds Comparison Australian Open 2020
Betting Tips: Ashleigh Barty
Betting Tips: Petra Kvitova
Key Facts – Ashleigh Barty vs Petra Kvitova tips
⭐️ Kvitova leads 4: 3 in the “Head to head”, but has all lost the last three duels
⭐️ A year ago, Kvitova threw Barty 2-0 in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open
⭐️ It is the first duel at the Australian Open 2020 between two current top 10 players
In the end, it still seems more sustainable to us to play Barty against Kvitova tip 1 and to bet that Ash will be able to retaliate against an opponent for the end of a Grand Slam tournament of 2019, just like in the previous round of 16.
In order to raise the odds for this tip a bit in Barty against Kvitova, we also create a very small handicap of -2.5 games, which is realistic even in most games over the full distance of three sets.
Competition: Australian Open WTA
Betting Tips: Handicap: victory at home -2.5 games
Stake: 4/10 units