Ashleigh Barty vs Lesia Tsurenko Betting – Under 18.5 Games – 20th January 2020

Barty to ease to opening win in Melbourne

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Fresh off of her title on the weekend in Adelaide, home favourite Ashleigh Barty kicks off her Australian Open campaign on Monday. She is the red hot favorite to power through this fixture.

Her first round opponent is Lesia Tsurenko who got the better of Barty in their last meeting. Could a first round shock upset be on the cards? Read our Ashleigh Barty vs Lesia Tsurenko betting tip for more details.

Ashleigh Barty v Lesia Tsurenko odds*

Ashleigh Barty 1/12
Lesia Tsurenko 7/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 19th, 2020 at 9:07 pm)


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Barty brings title-winning confidence

On the weekend, Australia’s Asheligh Barty secured the WTA Adelaide title. She beat rising star Dayana Yastremska in the final. She did lose the opening set in two of her four games at the tournament. Overall though, that was a big swing of form from the world number one who had lost in the first round of Brisbane the previous week.

Total Games under 18.5


Twelve months ago, Barty had her career best performance at the Australian Open having made it to the quarter finals. Given her position in the rankings and that Adelaide title, then there will be huge expectations on her.

Head to head

The two players have met twice before
The head to head stands at 1-1
The first meeting was won by Barty in 2014
The most recent meeting was won by Tsurenko in 2008

Key-Facts – Ashleigh Barty vs Lesia Tsurenko

  • Barty won the title in Adelaide on the weekend
  • Tsurenko is ranked 120th in the world
  • Tsurenko has played just one match this year


Can Ukranian upset Barty once again?

The thing that makes this interesting is Tsurnenko’s win in Australia over Barty in their last meeting, just a couple of years ago. Tsurenko has played just one match this season, a first round failure happening in Shenzhen, so not the ideal preparations. That was against an Elise Mertens.

She has absolutely no track record at the Australian Open, or any of the Slams really. Her best effort at Melbourne Park was in 2013 when she reached the third round. She hasn’t been past, but has made it to the second round in the last two editions of the tournament. She may well struggle to get on the board against the in-form top ranked player in the world.

Ashleigh Barty v Lesia Tsurenko Prediction and tip

There should be no trouble for Ashleigh Barty in this one. She is up and running with form and that great experience in Adelaide sets herself up excellently for this.

Tsurenko did have that win over her in the last meeting, but really should be no match for Barty on the big stage. Barty can breeze this and under 18.5 games is the pick at 8/11* (betting odds taken from bet365 on January 19th, 2020 at 9:07 pm)

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