V. Williams vs Belinda Bencic
1st round of Australian Open and a match between Venus Williams and Belinda Bencic.
That's the best match from the 1st round in women's draw and I'm going here with the American and there are some reasons to do that. Venus leads 4:0 against Bencic in direct matches winning all of them in straight sets with big difference in games which was strange to me when I saw the stats. The draw- that must be a bad joke for Belinda. Last season she played with Roger in Hopman cup and she performed really good winning two of her matches in singles and then- 1st round in AO and faced Serena Williams losing in straight sets. This year- three wins in the groups and then loss against Kerber in the final of Hopman cup, so after that- 1st round in AO and another big match against the other sister.
Venus Williams faced Kerber in Sydney and lost by her in three sets, but the German is in top form now and that loss wasn't so strange. That was Venus first match for the season, while the German has played in Hopman cup much more. Last season the final in Australia was between the Williams sisters and Serena won the title. Now Venus has to defend Williams's pride after Serena withdrew from the tournament and Bencic is just the start of her long way to the final stages in the first GS. I can't imagine a big tournament without Williams sisters in the 2nd round, so easy or hard Venus will progress.
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V. Williams vs Belinda Bencic prediction
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