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29 Jun 2021
Hannah Wilks 29 Jun 2021
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  • Ashleigh Barty vs Carla Suarez Navarro predictions & tips
  • The first-round match is being played at Wimbledon on Tuesday 29 June
  • Ashleigh Barty has seen over 17.5 games in 6 of her last 9 matches on grass
  • I am backing Barty vs Suarez Navarro to go over 17.5 games
  • Preview, predictions, stats and live stream information
Ashleigh Barty Wimbledon
Ashleigh Barty has won two WTA Tour titles on grass (Getty Images)

Ashleigh Barty vs Carla Suarez Navarro Predictions

World no. 1 Ashleigh Barty had to retire at the French Open due to injury, but has a 30-13 record in WTA Tour-level matches on grass. The top seed will be favoured to make a winning start against Carla Suarez Navarro, the Spanish player retiring after undergoing treatment for cancer. 

  • Ashleigh Barty has won 10 of her last 12 matches on grass
  • Ashleigh Barty has seen over 17.5 games in 6 of her last 9 matches on grass
  • Ashleigh Barty has seen over 17.5 games in 7 of her last 9 completed matches on grass
  • Ashleigh Barty has won 2 of her last 3 matches on grass by over 6.5 games
  • Carla Suarez Navarro has seen over 17.5 games in 3 of her last 4 matches on grass
  • Carla Suarez Navarro has seen over 17.5 games in 4 of her last 6 matches
  • Carla Suarez Navarro has lost her last 6 matches vs top-10 players
  • Carla Suarez Navarro has lost 4 of her last 6 matches by over 6.5 games


This is the first meeting between Ashleigh Barty and Carla Suarez Navarro.

Ashleigh Barty Stats

Nationality: Australia
Age: 25 (24 April 1996)
Height: 5’5” (166cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 1
Career High: 1 (June 2019)
Career Singles Titles: 11
2021 Singles Titles: 3
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 1
Wimbledon Best Result: R16 (2019)

Ashleigh Barty Form

Ashleigh Barty is 28-6 in 2021 and has won WTA Tour titles in Melbourne, Miami and Stuttgart, as well as reaching the final of Madrid.

Barty reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open but was unfortunate to be injured at the French Open. She was forced to retire in the second round against Magda Linette due to a thigh problem.

Barty has not played a warm-up tournament on grass. However, she has a very good record on grass during her career. She has won two WTA Tour titles and reached an additional final on the surface, and won 10 of her last 12 matches on grass.

Carla Suarez Navarro Stats

Nationality: Spain
Age: 33 (3 September 1988)
Height: 5’4” (162cm)
Plays: Right-Handed
World Ranking: 138
Career High: 6 (February 2016)
Career Singles Titles: 2
2021 Singles Titles: 0
Career Grand Slam Singles Titles: 0
Wimbledon Best Result: R16 (2013, 2016, 2019)

Carla Suarez Navarro Form

Former top-10 player Carla Suarez Navarro is playing the final events of her career. The Spaniard with the one-handed backhand was planning to retire even before having to undergo treatment for cancer last year.

Suarez Navarro played her first match since February 2020 at the French Open, where she lost to Sloane Stephens 6-3, 6-7(4), 4-6.

It is evident from that result that the Spanish player’s fighting spirit remains intact and she has won many matches on grass in her time, although it is not her best surface.

However, Suarez Navarro does not seem physically or mentally fit enough at this point to be a serious threat to beat Barty.

Live Stream

Ashleigh Barty and Carla Suarez Navarro meet in the first round of Wimbledon on Tuesday 29 June.

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Ashleigh Barty, if she is recovered from her injury, is very likely to win this match. She is an excellent grass-court player and Suarez Navarro is on the brink of ending a distinguished career.

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Ashleigh Barty v Carla Suarez Navarro