Barty vs Kerber (By: Jshoot)
This is WTA Sydney Final. Kerber is on form at the moment. Kerber has defeated strong player like Venus & Šafářová, a player who is similar to her play like Cibulková, & a player who utilizes aggressive serve-forehand combinations like Giorgi. After poor year last year, she will for sure want to win this tournament.
What about Barty? If we are talking about last year I'm 100% Barty will win which she did win during end of last year tournament in WTA Elite. However, this year Barty has gone down especially in her serve and consistency not to make unforced errors. The only chance for Barty to win this if Kerber can't get her first serve and Barty will use Kerber's slow 2nd serve as her advantage. However if Barty played like she's been playing this year against Tsurenko, Gavrilova & Perez, she has no chance beating Kerber with her very good form right now.
Barty has been making too many unforced errors and she struggle in her serves. Those unforced errors are exactly something that you cannot do against this current form Kerber as that's how she was able to beat Venus & Giorgi. Giorgi was able to break Kerber a lot yesterday and also had many break points which I expected from Giorgi vs Kerber because Giorgi will always punish Kerber's 2nd serve. However, as what I expected Giorgi made too many unforced errors which hurt herself and blew away her break point chances. And the same thing will happen to Barty as well in this game if she is going to play like how she's been playing in this tournament.
I don't take it as good thing with Barty defeated Strycova. Barty is a calm player, Strycova is an easy prey for any player in top 50 who can play calm because Strycova tends to get frustrated easily and end up losing her focus when something doesn't go right on her way. However, against Tsurenko, Perez & Gavrilova. Barty's first serve were awful. I remember yesterday saw her first serve win% during the 1st set was around 30%. She did improve in 2nd set & 3rd set but still not enough to beat Kerber.
Barty is obviously still has chance to win it because she's playing in front of her own crowd & she is a calm player which can turn things around if Kerber drops her performance. However, with Barty hasn't been doing well so far especially during her serve and making too many unforced errors & Kerber is currently on form, I think Kerber will win this game.
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Barty vs Kerber predictions
|Kerber||Bet365||1.57||10||0-2 WON (+5.7 units)|
Barty vs Kerber betting preview represents the personal opinion of the author (Jshoot).