Barty vs. Kerber
Angelique Kerber continues her incredible run at the Sydney International. The former world No.1 won her eighth consecutive match of the new season on Friday and will play her 27th final on the WTA Tour. As we predicted in our semi-finals analysis, Kerber proved too strong for Camila Giorgi. Known as one of the greatest competitors in the game, the two-time Grand Slam champion only allowed her opponent to convert one of nine break points. On the other hand, Angelique won 71.43% of the break point opportunities on the Italian’s serve.
Ashleigh Barty staged a comeback against countrywoman Daria Gavrilova in the semi-finals to become the first Australian finalist at the Sydney International since 2005. Regardless of this Saturday’s outcome, Barty already secured her career-high ranking next week with an unprecedented appearance in the top-16. Nevertheless, the 21-year-old was far from impressive on serve with 9 double faults and only 51.76% service points won.
These two players are no strangers with Kerber winning their first encounter at the 2017 Brisbane International while Barty got her revenge a few months later in Zhuhai.
Despite Ashleigh’s recent victory against this opponent, it won’t be easy for the Australian to overcome such a great defender as Kerber. Adding to this, the German is rediscovering top form in 2018. Having said that, our recommendation is for you to add Angelique’s moneyline to your betting picks as the best betting approach for this contest at 61/100 at 5Dimes.
Best Play: Angelique Kerber ML at 61/100 at 5Dimes