Ashleigh Barty vs Carla Suarez-Navarro Wimbledon Tennis Picks and Predictions 6/29/21
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Carla Suarez-Navarro vs Ashleigh Barty
Tuesday, June 29
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Carla Suarez-Navarro and Ashleigh Barty meet Tuesday in the first round of the 2021 tennis Wimbledon.
Ashleigh Barty will play her first match since losing in the second round of the French Open. It’s going to be interesting to see if there’s any rust, as she hasn’t played in nearly a month and has no grass court matches since 2019 Wimbledon. Barty is still the top ranked female player in the world and is the betting favorite to win the title at most shops. However, Barty’s 56 percent winning percentage at Wimbledon is her lowest of all four grand slams. Barty hasn’t lost in the first round of a grand slam since the 2017 Wimbledon. Barty has won eight of her last nine matches on grass court.
Carla Suarez-Navarro hasn’t played since losing in the first round of the French Open, and she’s lost three of her last four matches overall. In fact, Suarez-Navarro has just one match under her belt since Doha, so the lack of reps makes her a serious question mark entering the tournament. At this point Suarez-Navarro should be using this match just to get back in the swing of things. Suarez-Navarro has lost in the first round in two of her last three grand slam trips. However, Suarez-Navarro hasn’t lost in the first round of Wimbledon since 2015. Suarez-Navarro has won three of her last four matches on grass court.
There’s no match history between these two players.
It wasn’t that long ago when Suarez-Navarro was a more than respectable player and making quarterfinal trips in grand slams. From a name perspective, this is an intriguing match and not your typical opener for the top seed. However, Suarez-Navarro isn’t in great form and has played just one match since February. Barty should have her way here.
Give me Barty in straight sets.