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Garbine Muguruza vs Zarina Diyas Predictions & Tips - Muguruza to destroy Diyas at the Australian Open

  • Garbine Muguruza vs Zarina Diyas predictions for Friday’s Australian Open match
  • The third round clash is being played at 12am GMT at Melbourne Park
  • Garbine Muguruza has won in straight sets in 6 of her last 7 matches
  • I am backing Muguruza to cover the -6.5 games handicap
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Garbine Muguruza has allowed 1 break point in 2 matches at the Australian Open (Getty Images)
Mat Marshall 11 Feb 2021
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Garbine Muguruza vs Zarina Diyas Predictions


Garbine Muguruza is in great form as she chases a second consecutive Australian Open final. The World No. 14 is expected to beat Zarina Diyas in straight sets and cover the -6.5 games handicap.

  • Garbine Muguruza has covered the -7.5 games handicap in 6 of her last 7 matches.
  • Garbine Muguruza has won in straight sets in 6 of her last 7 matches.
  • Garbine Muguruza has allowed 1 break point in her last 2 matches.
  • Garbine Muguruza reached the 2020 Australian Open final.
  • Garbine Muguruza is 1-0 against Zarina Diyas.
  • Zarina Diyas has won 37% of her 2nd serves against Bernarda Pera.
  • Zarina Diyas has lost her last 17 matches against top 20 players.

Head to Head


Garbine Muguruza is 1-0 against Zarina Diyas, winning 6-4 2-6 6-4 in the 2020 WTA Shenzhen quarter-finals.

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 and ended 2020 with a 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. Muguruza beat Kristina Mladenovic and Aliaksandra Sasnovich in straight sets before going down to Maria Sakkari in the third round.

The Spaniard played some great tennis at the Yarra Valley Classic. 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.

Muguruza then beat Liudmila Samsonova 6-3 6-1 in the second round. It was another easy win, failing to allow a break point after allowing one in the first round.

Zarina Diyas Stats


Nationality: Kazakhstan
Age: 27 (18 October 1993)
Height: 5'8" (172cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 83
Career High: 31 (January 2015)
Career Singles Titles: 1
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Australian Open Best Result: Third Round (2014, 2015, 2020)

Zarina Diyas Form


Zarina Diyas did little after reaching the 2020 Australian Open third round. She lost 10 of her last 11 matches to end a disappointing year.

The 27-year-old began 2021 at the Abu Dhabi WTA Women's Tennis Open. She went down 6-4 6-4 to Ekaterina Alexandrova in the first round.

Diyas didn’t compete in one of the warm up tournaments for the Australian Open. She beat Tamara Zidansek 6-2 7-5 in the first round and Bernarda Pera 6-4 3-6 6-3 in the second round despite winning just 37% of her second serves.

Live Stream


Garbine Muguruza and Zarina Diyas meet in the second round of the Australian Open on Friday (12am GMT scheduled start).

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Verdict

Garbine Muguruza has been regularly winning straight sets and covering the -7.5 games handicap. She can do it again against Zarina Diyas.

Best Bet: Garbine Muguruza -6.5 Games Handicap @-117.65 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Zarina Diyas -1.5 Number Of Breaks @120.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Value Bet: Garbine Muguruza -7.5 Games Handicap @150.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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