Zhang Shuai, who celebrated her 30th birthday on Monday, and Stoser, who broke into the top 8 womens doubles, will continue to make their debut at Margaret Court on Tuesday to compete for the top four seats with top seed Kretzkova/Siniakova. Last year, Stoser/Zhang Shuai won Pavlyuchenkova/Sevastova in the quarter-finals of the US Open. It was Zhang Shuais first career in the top four Grand Slam womens doubles. This time, it was more difficult for them to replicate their achievements at that time. However, her first career in the top 8 womens doubles of the Australian Open is enough to make Zhang Shuai surpass Yang Zhaoyu in the world ranking of doubles. Next week, she will be ranked in the top 25 womens doubles world ranking for the first time. Last year, after winning the French Open and Wimbledon Championships in a row, the Czech younger group Kretzkova/Siniakova, who has entered the top four in the US Open, has risen sharply. Since the beginning of this season, their results have been 5-1. In the semi-finals of Brisbane Station only, they lost to Merichar/Peskec because their second-round scoring rate was 28% to 58%.
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From the first round of the French Open in 2012, to the final of the Grassland Race in Birmingham in 2017, and to the final of Sydney before the Australian Open, the two sides had three previous encounters with Covetova, but the process became more and more arduous. The last two encounters were reversed after losing one set. For Covetova, the positive point was that she showed more stamina in the encounter with Batty and was not afraid of being right. Fight a war of attrition. In the final of Sydney Station on January 12 this year, Kovitova defeated Batty by 1-6, 7-5 and 7-6, relying on the advantage of 69% to 60% first-serve scoring rate and stronger ability to grasp the key points. Compared with that time, the difference in the odds between the two players was slightly larger, and Kovitova was more optimistic.
Batty scored 101 active points in the first four rounds, and 101 non-compelled errors, 45 of which came from the bitter battle between Sava and the previous round. Although she scored at least 11 active points in each match, her baseline attack efficiency was low, and she relied largely on the service and the front of the net to establish advantages. Kovitova had 19 ACE balls and 11 double errors in the first four rounds, which was obviously inferior to Battys 30 ACE balls and 4 double errors. Batty scored 38 points in the first four rounds and 25 points in the 34 rounds. When the two recently met in the final of Sydney Station, Batty had only three double errors in seven ACE balls and Covetova had only three ACE balls, but there were 10 double errors. The Australian Open played again. If Covetovas service stability improved, she could play more patiently in the baseline confrontation and win more smoothly than she did at that time. Kovitovas only defeat so far this season is the 2nd round of Brisbane Station. Kantavit, with a success rate of 88% after losing 5-7 and 6-7, is probably the chance for Batty today to try to drag the game into a decisive stage by the key points at the end of the set on the basis of guaranteeing service stability.
Game 3 of the matinee (not earlier than 11:30 Beijing time): Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Daniel Collins
William Hill odds: 1.73 to 2.10
Like Collins, Pavlyuchenkova was also good at fast-paced offense. In the last round, she beat Stevens by 46-28 in the evening at Rod Laver Stadium. Compared with Collins, Pavlyuchenkova has many years of experience in the tournament after all. In the third round, when she is facing Sasnovic, who has the same fast attack rhythm on the baseline, she can also rely on steady play and grind more mistakes to win. Although Pavlyuchenkova often scored low in the second round, in the past two rounds, she has increased the success rate of the first round to 64% and 72%. She can patiently look for opportunities in the baseline confrontation. Collinssuccess rate in the first four rounds was 52%, 66% and two 57%, respectively. Before she lost two rounds in warm-up matches, her success rate was only 47% and 52%. Once she met a strong player who could keep up with her playing rhythm, her attack was not smooth, Collins probably did not have much contingency strategy. Judging from Collinsperformance in sweeping Cobel in the last round, when the game entered the rhythm she was good at, she looked likely to win over any opponent, but overall, Pavlyuchenkova probably had more confidence in winning the game. Source: Netease Sports Author: Monthly Tianya Responsible Editor: Cao Liemen_NS1806