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Makarov E. – Konta. Prediction for the match 23.01.2017
Tournament: the Open championship of Australia
Location: courts of Melbourne
Match date: 23.01.2017 03:00 (GMT)
In the 1/8 final of the Open championship of Australia among women, 34-ranked Russian Ekaterina Makarova will meet with British Contoy, which is currently on 9th position in the WTA rankings. Future opponents are well acquainted among themselves, the three played with each other at different tournaments of the world series, and all three times were stronger than the British, and once the match was held at JSC, it happened a year ago.
Makarova somewhat unexpectedly managed in the 1/16 finals of AO to overcome the resistance of Slovakian Cibulkova, which before only was lost. The encounter 2:1 in favor of Catherine. Prior to that, Makarov was spectacular Errani, the Italian withdrew from the tournament after losing the first set. The current form of Catherine can be described as excellent, but will it be enough to defeat the powerful British?
Without losing sets
Konta is the tournament very strongly. The Briton has passed for the Belgian Flipkens, Japanese girl Osaka, the Danish Wozniacki. All the competitors Johanna has beaten with the account 2:0, i.e. without any problems. Before the tournament in Melbourne, konta played in Sydney, where became the winner, defeating in the final Radwanska. All of this suggests that the Briton is in crazy form, but given the statistics of personal meetings with Makarova, there is no doubt that the Russian will be very difficult in the upcoming game.
Konta was thrice beaten Catherine, twice with the score 2:0 and once Makarov was able to take one set. Johanna is in great shape and certainly will be in the next stage of the tournament. Our free forecast for the meeting:
Konta to win with handicap of -2.5