Ashleigh Barty vs Garbine Muguruza, WTA Melbourne 500 2021: Preview, Head-to-Head, Prediction

Published 02/06/2021, 5:40 AM EST
Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates winning match point during her Women’s Singles first round match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine on day one of the 2020 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 20, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)


As the Australian Open is beginning on Monday, fans are treated to some amazing display of tennis at the WTA Melbourne 500 event. The tournament has reached its decider, with the final to be played between the World No. 1 and Australia’s Ashleigh Barty and the two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza. The final will take place tomorrow.

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Both Ashleigh Barty and Garbine Muguruza have come this far after performing well in the earlier rounds. The Australian superstar got a walkover, Serena Williams, in the previous round as her opponent suffered a shoulder injury. On the other hand, the Spaniard thrashed her opponent and handed her just one game in the entire match. 

Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021 Romania’s Simona Halep and Australia’s Ashleigh Barty shake hands after their match REUTERS/Morgan Sette

Ashleigh Barty vs Garbine Muguruza: Preview

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During the tournament, the Australian has dropped a few sets during her matches, whereas the Spaniard has been ruthless and barely allowed her opponents to pose a threat. Barty has faced a few difficulties during her run to the final. On the other hand, Muguruza’s shown no remorse and even registered a comfortable win against the 2020 Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin

As both players face each other tomorrow, they will not belittle each other and would be up for the challenge they pose. The Australian displays a crafty style of play and her opponent brings an aggressive game on the court. 

Garbine Muguruza of Spain waves to the camera after winning the second round Ladies Singles match against Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine on Day 3 of 2017 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open at Optics Valley International Tennis Center on September 26, 2017 in Wuhan, China. (Photo by Yifan Ding/Getty Images)

Ashleigh Barty vs Garbine Muguruza: Head-to-Head

The Australian star leads the head-to-head record against the Spaniard 3-1. Besides one match, all the others have gone into a deciding set. In their last meeting, Ashleigh beat Garbine in three sets in Doha last season. The previous two encounters have gone the Australians way.

Barty vs Muguruza: Prediction

Although Muguruza has played some exceptional tennis, Barty will start as the favorite to win the final. Although, this time the Spaniard looks in better form to go the distance. The match has a possibility to go into the deciding set and will surely be a treat for fans to watch. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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