Barty vs Kerber (By: Frantik)
Kerber the whole tournament plays well. The most difficult match she had in the first round against Safarova, Kerber won there in three sets, and in the first two there were two tie-breaks, a stubborn game, in general. Next - victory over Williams in three sets, and in 2 and 3 Kerber won with a clear advantage. In 1/4 and 1/2 - victory over Cibulkova and Giorgi, very confident, 2:0. Today, Giorgi played fairly well in the first set, but Kerber managed to catch, realized their chances, and then the Italian already "poured" in the second. Kerber plays well in the draw, little is wrong, now he shows tennis top-level. I can not say that she has some great presentation, of course, but in the draws there will definitely be an advantage to Kerber. According to the season, her statistics, by the way, 8/0, she also won at the Hopman Cup. And if you look at the names of rivals - all tennis players are strong.
As for Barty, she immediately catches the eye that she had a much easier grid than Kerber. In the first two circles - Cepede and Perez, is far from the top level. In 1/4 Strycova, Barty defeated confidently, but with Gavrilova in the semifinals today suffered. The first set gave, then won two games. Barty was weak enough, 9 doubles, 6 games lost on her serve, the winnings on the first serve were only 54. There were a lot of Barty mistakes in the draws, we saw a fairly average tennis. If you take out the brackets that Barty Australian - Kerber is an obvious favorite. But, I think, Kerber is stable enough psychologically to play at the stadium, where they support Barty. By the level of tennis Kerber is now better. I am sure that she is very motivated to take the first WTA title of the season. I think that this will happen.
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|Kerber win||William Hill||1.62||9||0-2 WON (+5.58 units)|