Putintseva, Yulia v Strycova, Barbora 14/01 04:30
TENNIS Australian Open WomenKick Off: 14/01/2019 04:30
Putinseva to keep Stryseva in check
Yulia Putinseva plays for Kasakhstan , although originally from Russia,aged 24 and ranked 44 in the world.She plays her best tennis on clay but still has a positive record on hardcourts . She has started the year well by qualifying in Sydney and reaching the 1/4 final , beating Stephens along the way.In 2018 she made the 1/4 final in the French and in September made another final,in Guangzhou.She has been ranked as high as 27 which she achieved in February of 2017.
Barbora Strycova is a Czech player,aged 32 and ranked 32 in the world.Her best surface is also clay but had a negative record on hardcourts last year.She has started the year poorly , with just 1 match won , losing in qualifying in Sydney.Last year she won 3 rounds in Australian,losing to Pliskova in the round of 16 . She also won 3 rounds in the French and Birmingham but still managed to lose 23 times during the year .
In head to heads Strycova leads 2-1 , although Putiseva won their last match in the French in 2018.
Value for Putinseva
Putinseva 2.2 v Strycova 1.80