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Garbine Muguruza vs Liudmila Samsonova Predictions & Tips - Muguruza to breeze through at the Australian Open

  • Garbine Muguruza vs Liudmila Samsonova predictions for Wednesday’s Australian Open match
  • The second round match is being played at 2am GMT at Melbourne Park
  • Garbine Muguruza reached the 2020 Australian Open final
  • I am backing Muguruza to cover the -6.5 games handicap
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Garbine Muguruza has covered the -7.5 games handicap in 5 of her last 6 matches (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 09 Feb 2021
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Garbine Muguruza vs Liudmila Samsonova Predictions


Garbine Muguruza reached the 2020 Australian Open final and is in great form. The World No. 14 is expected to crush Liudmila Samsonova’s 2nd serve and cover the -6.5 games handicap.

  • Garbine Muguruza reached the Yarra Valley Classic final last week.
  • Garbine Muguruza has covered the -7.5 games handicap in 5 of her last 6 matches.
  • Garbine Muguruza has won in straight sets in 5 of her last 6 matches.
  • Garbine Muguruza won 70.6% of her 2nd serves in the first round.
  • Garbine Muguruza is reached the 2020 Australian Open final.
  • Liudmila Samsonova has won 40% or less of her 2nd serves in her last 3 matches.
  • Liudmila Samsonova is 0-3 against top 20 players.

Head to Head


This will be the first match between Garbine Muguruza and Liudmila Samsonova.

Garbine Muguruza Stats


Nationality: Spain
Age: 26 (8 October 1993)
Height: 6'0" (182cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 14
Career High: 1 (September 2017)
Career Singles Titles: 7
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 2 (2016 French Open, 2017 Wimbledon)
Australian Open Best Result: Final (2020)

Garbine Muguruza Form


Garbine Muguruza reached the Rome Masters semi-finals in September where she fell to Simona Halep. Muguruza ended 2020 with a third round exit to Danielle Collins at the French Open.

The Spaniard competed at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open in January. The former World No.1 beat Kristina Mladenovic and Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets before going down to Maria Sakkari in the third round.

Muguruza played some solid tennis at the Yarra Valley Classic last week. She beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Sofia Kenin and Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets before a 6-7 4-6 defeat to World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in the final.

Garbine Muguruza cruised past Margarita Gasparyan in the Australian Open first round. Muguruza won 69% of her first serves and 71% of her 2nd serves in the 6-4 6-0 victory.

Liudmila Samsonova Stats


Nationality: Russia
Age: 22 (11 November 1998)
Height: 5'11" (183cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 130
Career High: 114 (February 2020)
Career Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: First Round (2020)

Liudmila Samsonova Form


Liudmila Samsonova did little of note in 2020, failing to get past the second round in any tournament on the WTA Tour. Her last tournament of the year was an ITF event in France where she lost 4-6 2-6 against Ocean Dodin in the final.

The Russian qualified for the Australian open by beating Leonie Kung, Robin Anderson and Lesya Tsurenko.

The 22-year-old competed in the Yarra Valley Classic last week, losing 2-6 1-6 to World No. 137 Tsvetana Pironkova in the first round.

Samsonova beat Paula Badosa 6-7 7-6 7-5 in the Australian Open first round. She won despite winning just 36% of her second serves.

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Verdict

Garbine Muguruza is a huge favourite once again. Muguruza has covered the -7.5 games handicap in 5 of her 6 matches and can do it again against Liudmila Samsonova.

Best Bet: Garbine Muguruza -6.5 Games Handicap @-120.48 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Garbine Muguruza -7.5 Games Handicap @170.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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