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Garbine Muguruza vs Margarita Gasparyan Predictions, Tips & Live Stream - Muguruza to cruise through at the Australian Open

  • Garbine Muguruza vs Margarita Gasparyan predictions for Tuesday’s Australian Open match
  • The first round match is being played at 12am GMT at Melbourne Park
  • Garbine Muguruza reached the 2020 Australian Open final
  • I am backing Muguruza to cover the -7.5 games handicap
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Garbine Muguruza reached the Yarra Valley Classic final last week (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 08 Feb 2021
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Garbine Muguruza vs Margarita Gasparyan Predictions


Garbine Muguruza reached the 2020 Australian Open final and is in fine form after reaching the Yarra Valley Classic final last week. The World No. 14 is expected to be far too good for Margarita Gasparyan and cover the -7.5 games handicap.

  • Garbine Muguruza reached the Yarra Valley Classic final last week.
  • Garbine Muguruza covered the -7.5 games handicap in 4 of her last 5 matches (Yarra Valley Classic).
  • Garbine Muguruza has never lost in the Australian Open first round.
  • Garbine Muguruza reached the 2020 Australian Open final.
  • Garbine Muguruza is 1-0 against Margarita Gasparyan.
  • Margarita Gasparyan entered the 2020 Australian Open as a lucky loser.
  • Margarita Gasparyan was knocked out 6-2 6-2 by Maria Sakkari in the 2020 Australian Open first round.

Head to Head


Garbine Muguruza is 1-0 against Margarita Gasparyan, winning 6-3 6-7 6-2 in the 2019 WTA Monterrey Round of 16 on a hard court.

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. The Spaniard ended 2020 with a disappointing third round exit to Danielle Collins at the French Open.

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

Muguruza played some great 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.

Margarita Gasparyan Stats


Nationality: Russia
Age: 26 (1 September 1994)
Height: 6' (183cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 127
Career High: 41 (February 2016)
Career Singles Titles: 2
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: Fourth Round (2016)

Margarita Gasparyan Form


Margarita Gasparyan had a poor year in 2020, never getting past the second round in a WTA Tour event. She regularly failed to qualify for tournaments including four in a row either side of the COVID-19 break.

The 26-year-old beat Martina Di Giuseppe and Mariam Bolkvadze in the first two rounds of Australian Open qualifying before a 6-3 7-5 defeat to Tsvetana Pironkova. Gasparyan got into the main draw as one of four lucky losers.

Margarita Gasparyan competed in the Gippsland Trophy last week. She went down 6-2 3-6 3-6 to World No. 49 Polona Hercog in the first round.

Live Stream


Garbine Muguruza and Margarita Gasparyan meet in the first round of the Australian Open on Tuesday (12.00am GMT scheduled start).

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Verdict

Garbine Muguruza is a huge favourite here and for good reason. Muguruza covered the -7.5 games handicap in 4 of her 5 matches at the Yarra Valley Classic and covered the -8.5 handicap in 3 of those.

Best Bet: Garbine Muguruza -7.5 Games Handicap @110.00 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Garbine Muguruza -8.5 Games Handicap @265.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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