World number one Ashleigh Barty will be looking for her third Grand Slam trophy when she takes on Danielle Collins…
World number one Ashleigh Barty will be looking for her third Grand Slam trophy when she takes on Danielle Collins on Saturday in the final of the 2022 Australian Open.
Barty has been in perfect shape since the start of 2022, opening the year with a 14th career title in Adelaide and following this up with an incredible run at the Australian Open.
The reigning Wimbledon champion has stormed into the final in Melbourne without losing a single set in the process and has dropped just 21 games in six rounds, which is the third-most efficient route to the final in Australian Open history.
Barty is now looking to become the first homegrown female player to win the Australian Open singles title since 1978.
Collins, a semi-finalist at the Australian Open back in 2019, has also been in imperial touch all fortnight in Melbourne. The American has improved her game in the second week of the event, having dropped just 11 games in the previous two rounds.
Furthermore, she comes fresh into this final after an incredible performance against Iga Swiatek in the Semi-Finals, defeating the Pole in straight sets (6-4, 6-1).
Since undergoing surgery for endometriosis last spring, Collins has won 36 of her last 46 matches. During this run, she managed to win titles at Palermo and San Jose.
It is obvious that Collins feels great in Melbourne as three of her seven top-10 victories have come at this prestigious competition.
Barty is the heavy favourite for this final, but we expect Collins to test the home favourite. Our prediction is Over 19.5 Games at odds of 3/4 with Bet365.
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