Donna Vekic vs Maria Sharapova Betting – Vekic Outright – 21st January 2020

Vekic can send Sharapova packing from Melbourne

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Maria Sharapova steps into first round action at the Australian Open 2020 in the early hours of Tuesday. She goes into Melbourne Park without much action under her belt this year. Sharapova lost in the first round of Brisbane earlier this month.

Donna Vekic will be heading into the match as the favourite. She is a very good scrappy player, but the odds in this one says more about the lack of standing in Sharapova’s career than anything really.

Read our Donna Vekic vs Maria Sharapova betting tip for more details.

Donna Vekic v Maria Sharapova odds*

Donna Vekic 8/11
Maria Sharpaova 11/10
* (betting odds taken from Betfred on January 19th, 2019 at 1:22 pm)


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Can Vekic bring down Sharapova?

Donna Vekic has a W2 L2 record this year on the WTA Tour. After a first round loss in Brisbane, she followed up with a couple of victories to reach the quarterfinals of the Adelaide International. One of those successes was a very good comeback against Maria Sakkari. Actually the two matches that Vekikc won in Adelaide she has dropped the first set in.

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The Croatian has risen to 20th in the world, almost at her career high of 19 from last November. The best ever finish that she has nailed at the Australian Open was a round of 64 exit. She has reached that stage in each of her last three appearances at Melbourne Park. Vekic’s highest finish at Slam was a quarter final at the US Open late last year.

Head to head

There has only been one previous meeting between the two players
Sharapova claimed a win at Roland Garros in 2018 in straight sets


Key-Facts – Donna Vekic vs Maria Sharapova

  • Sharapova won the Australian Open in 2008
  • Donna Vekic has never been past the round of 64
  • Sharapova has three first round exits in her last six Grand Slam appearances


Fading Sharapova of little threat

There is not a moment in any Grand Slam draw nowadays where you expect Maria Sharpaova to be knocking around the business end of things. The Russian took to the court in Brisbane earlier this month and was beaten by Jennifer Brady. The notable thing there was that Sharapova was outworked in the end by the American.

Brady just had more battling qualities about her over the fixture to outlast Sharapova to take a 2-1 win. Sharpova really has had very little tennis since the middle of last year, at least not competitively at any kind of high level. She is a four-time finalist at the Australian Open, winning for the only time in 2008. But those wonderful memories at Melbourne Park are a long way behind her.

Donna Vekic v Maria Sharapova Prediction and tip

There is easily enough to warrant opposing Maria Sharpaova in this opening round match at Melbourne Park. Donna Vekic works and defends with everything she has and taking notes from Jennifer Brady’s recent win over Sharapova in Brisbane, then a success for Vekic looks likely.

It’s not worth going any shorter than a 4/6 quote on her to deliver the win in the outright* (betting odds taken from Betfred on January 19th, 2019 at 1:22 pm). But it is worth having a look at over 2.5 sets for the fixture as Sharapova may pick one up.

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