Barty vs Tsurenko Tips, Predictions & Live Stream

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Ash Barty begins her quest for a first Australian Open title when she takes on qualifier Lesia Tsurenko in the opening round on Monday.

Ash Barty vs Lesia Tsurenko Australian Open Live Stream, Tips & Predictions

Ash Barty vs Lesia Tsurenko free Australian Open tips, predictions and live stream information – Barty has won 15 of her last 17 matches in straight sets…

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Ash Barty vs Lesia Tsurenko Match Details

🎾 Competition: Australian Open R1
🗓 Date: Monday January 17
 Time: 7.00pm
🏟 Stadium: Rod Laver Arena

Ash Barty vs Lesia Tsurenko Head to Head

Level at 1-1

  • 2020 | Australian Open R1 | Barty 5-7 6-1 6-1
  • 2018 | Brisbane R2 | Tsurenko 6-3 6-2

Ash Barty vs Lesia Tsurenko Tips, Prediction & Preview

A familiar foe awaits Ash Barty in the opening round of the Australian Open as the homegrown star meets qualifier Lesia Tsurenko in the first round on Monday.

Barty faced Tsurenko at this stage at Melbourne Park two years ago, dropping a close opening set before clicking into gear and racing away with the next two sets by 6-1 scores.

The World No. 1 has gone from strength to strength since that tournament, winning the French Open and Wimbledon titles and spending a total of 110 weeks at the top of the WTA rankings.

Last playing at the US Open in August, Barty picked up from where she left off in Adelaide to begin the 2022 season, surging to the title with great victories over Coco Gauff, Sofia Kenin, Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina.

Barty got better with each match in Adelaide and finished with a crushing 6-3 6-2 win over Rybakina in the final.

Meanwhile, Tsurenko has struggled with injuries over the last couple of years and was forced to come through qualifying at the Australian Open last week – which she did with aplomb, winning all three of her matches in straight sets.

Now ranked No. 120 in the world, Tsurenko actually had a fairly impressive end to last season, winning 14 of her last 18 matches in all competitions.

Given Tsurenko stormed through qualifying, has matches under her belt and managed to beat Barty and take a set off the World No. 1 in their last meeting on Rod Laver Arena, there’s enough there to make a case for the Ukrainian giving the Aussie a decent test on Monday.

But overall, Barty has been on fire over the last two years and looked great in Adelaide a couple of weeks ago. We’ll be backing the World No. 1 home in a fairly competitive straight sets victory.