Ferro vs Svitolina: prediction for the WTA Australian Open match
Fiona Ferro performed well at 2021 Australian Open. French player reached the third round back then, beating dangerous opponents along the way - Siniakova and Rybakina. Ferro will try to put up another great performance this year.
A world No. 101 player had four matches, including qualifying ones, in two previous tournaments at Sydney and Melbourne. She won only one of them. But Ferro also fought until the end even in unsuccessful fixtures.
Elina Svitolina will try to defend points for her performance in the previous edition of Australian Open, in which she reached the round of 16. It won't be easy for the Ukrainian player with her recent results.
In first two tournaments of the current season Svitolina failed to get a single victory. At the first round of Adelaide competition she was beaten by Gasanova (7:5, 4:6, 3:6). At the second tournament in the same city Svitolina was eliminated by Madison Keys (2:6, 4:6).
In two matches since the start of the season Svitolina had to play more than nine games in the second set
In three out of four Ferro's matches since the start of the season tiebreaks were played
Svitolina is in a terrible form at the start of the season, defeats to Gasanova and Keys are proving that statement. Svitolina should be able to beat Fiona Ferro due to experience and class, but we are not expecting a blowout.
Our prediction - Ferro to win with a handicap of (+5) games
Less than one year ago, opponents faced each other on hardcourt. Svitolina won the match by a 6:4, 6:4 score. We think that opponents will play at least 20 games at Melbourne as well.
Our second bet is on total over 20 games