Azarenka vs Sharapova by FairPlayBet

WTA Stuttgart, Germany, Final

 

Surface - Clay court

 

Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) - Maris Sharapova (Russia)

 

(1) ranking (2)

 

8980 points 7930

 

(5) previous meetings (3)

 

In final of WTA in Stuttgart will meet two current best world players, Azarenka and Sharapova. Although we are talking about 1st and 2nd players from WTA, I still see a significant difference between these two players, in favor of Azarenka of course. Even 2011. this girl started to play amazing tennis and then in 2012. she raised her tennis even on higher level and fully deservedly came to the first position. Her win/loss ratio in 2012 was 30/1. Two of those 30 victories were against today's oponent, in final of Indian Wells and final of Australian Open. Both were very convincing, 6-3,6-0 & 6-2,6-3. With these two wins, the current head to head score is 5-3 in favor of Azarenka and note that when ever she won it was in straight sets.

 

I expect the same today. Maybe Azarenka is not on the same level as two months ago, but she is still by far the best IMO. She can lose set against weaker players like it was against Mona Barthel in QF, but against top oponents Azarenka is always on her current best. This is especially true when playing against Sharapova, because it appears that between these two players there is something more than ordinary rivalry.

 

Also take a note that Sharapova had two very difficult matches in the last two days, against Samantha Stosur and Petra Kvitova while Azarenka still had much easier schedule and I believe she will enter in this final in better shape.

 

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