Tamara Zidansek vs. Serena Williams - 1/21/20 Australian Open Tennis Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Serena Williams vs. Tamara Zidansek
Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Australia)
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Serena Williams and Tamara Zidansek meet in the second round of the 2019 tennis Australian Open.
Serena Williams is coming off a straight sets win over Anastasia Potapova that took 15 games to decide. In the victory, Serena won 81 percent of her first serve points and 45 percent of her second serve points. Serena won 67 percent of her total service points and converted on five of her six break points. Serena had just 16 unforced errors in a victory that took just under an hour to complete. Serena has won each of her last 10 sets played, easily some of the most consistent tennis we’ve seen from the 38-year-old once she took her absence due to her pregnancy. Serena hasn’t been bounced before the third round of a grand slam since the 2014 French Open. Serena has won six straight matches on hard court.
Tamara Zidansek is coming off a straight sets win over Na-Lae Han that took 18 games to decide. In the victory, Zidansek won 68 percent of her first serve points and 47 percent of her second serve points. Zidansek won 60 percent of her total service points and converted on six of her nine break points. Zidansek had four unforced errors and 20 unforced errors to 15 winners, but she was in complete control of the match for the most part. Despite inconsistent big tournament experience, this is the third time Zidansek has made the second round of a grand slam. Zidansek hopes to make the third round of a grand slam for the first time in her career. Zidansek has split her last four matches on hard court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
Zidansek has lost five of her last seven matches overall, so despite beating a player ranked well outside of the top-100, there’s plenty of reason to doubt the 22-year-old. Serena is also showing signs of entering that vintage mode, winning each of her last 10 sets and not piling up the unforced errors. As long as that remains, this should be a routine victory for the favorite.
Give me Serena in straight sets.