Liudmila Samsonova vs Amanda Anisimova Prediction - Tennis Picks 1/14/24
Liudmila Samsonova vs Amanda Anisimova
Jan 14, 2024
Liudmila Samsonova -238 / Amanda Anisimova +190 Click Here for the Latest Odds
World No. 14 Liudmila Samsonova will take on 22-year-old American Amanda Anisimova in the first round of the 2024 Australian Open. The match will be played on Sunday, January 14, 2024. Here's a Liudmila Samsonova vs Amanda Anisimova Prediction.
Liudmila Samsonova arrives at the 2024 Australian Open extremely cold, losing back-to-back matches at two tuneup tournaments. Samsonova lost to 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva in Brisbane, where she mustered just three games. But it was a defeat to Laura Siegemund in Adelaide this past week that will surely trigger the alarm bells. Samsonova's record at the year's first Grand Slam tournament is also modest, having failed to advance beyond the second-round stage in four previous main draw appearances. Can she pick up her first win of the new season on Sunday when she takes on Amanda Anisimova?
Amanda Anisimova only returned to competition two weeks ago after an indefinite break from tennis. She played in the ASB Classic in Auckland, where she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the opening round, playing some great tennis. But she was outclassed by Marie Bouzkova, who took full advantage of Anisimmova's rustiness and poor movement to win 6-0, 6-1. The young American will certainly get better with additional matches. We can't forget that she had been out for a considerable period of time after struggling with burnout last April and elected to shut down her season. But the good thing is that she's not going to play an extremely demanding match from a physical standpoint against Samsonova.
Liudmila Samsonova vs Amanda Anisimova Prediction
Anisimova defeated Samsonova in their only career meeting on Australian soil last year. She beat the Russian player in straight sets in Adelaide. Even though she is coming from an extended break, it is hard to ignore that Anisimova's explosive power is something she never lost during her time away, and that was on show during her match against Pavlyuchenkova in Auckland. There were concerns she was struggling with her back, which could have impacted that drubbing against Bouzkova. Samsonova has fared poorly at the start of the new season and has been erratic, to say the least, in both matches she has played. Anisimova might be with a small investment here at +190.