Ashleigh Barty and Sofia Kenin will fight against each other in the semifinal of the Australian Open for the 6th time of their career. They are scheduled to play on Thursday at 2 pm (NB) on the Rod Laver Arena. Here the head to head stats and the relative prediction.

Prediction, odds and who is the favorite

The pick for Tennis Tonic is Ashleigh Barty that should win in 2 sets.

See updated oddsRegarding the initial odds of bet365, Ashleigh Barty is the pick to win this match.
Ashleigh Barty -> 1.36
Sofia Kenin -> 3.20

 

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Prediction and head to head Ashleigh Barty vs. Sofia Kenin

This will be the 6th time that Ashleigh Barty and Sofia Kenin fight against each other. The head to head is 4-1 for Barty (see full H2H stats),but they are 1-1 on hard.

The last time that they fought against each other, Barty won 6-3 7-5 in the 3rd round in Wuhan back in 2019.

Highlights Ashleigh Barty vs Ashleigh Barty – Wuhan 25-September-2019

Ashleigh Barty

Currently world no. 1 Barty reached the 3rd round after defeating Lesya Tsurenko 5-7 6-1 6-1, Polona Hercog 6-1 6-4, Elena Rybakina 6-3 6-2, Alison Riske 6-3 1-6 6-4 and Petra Kvitova 7-66 6-2.

In the quarter, Ashleigh had a good straight sets win against Kvitova (7-66 6-2). During the match Barty scored 82 points vs Kvitova’s 73. The Australian was extremely aggressive to blast 39 winners.

Talking about serving, Barty blasted 5 aces and she committed only 3 double faults. Ashleigh Barty lost the serve twice and she saved 10 break points. Furthermore, Barty put 63% of her first serves in, winning 74% (39/53) of the points behind her 1st serve and 35% (11/31) on the 2nd serve. Barty broke Kvitova 4 times after converting 50% of her break points (4/8).

Overall Performance in this tournament

The Australian has lost 2 set in this tournament to win 56% of the points she played.

Barty has a negative win-loss record in the last 9 years having won 24% of her matches (840-272). 9-1 on hard in 2020. In connection with her performance on the same surface of this competition, Barty has a 192-77 record in the last 9 years on hard.

Her best result of the current season was managing to win the title in Adelaide where she overcame Dayana Yastremska in the final 6-2 7-5.

Barty has a 9-1 win-loss record in 2020, 9-1 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Ashleigh had to bow in the quarter 6-1 6-4 to Petra Kvitova.

Sofia Kenin

Ranked no. 15, the American reached the 3rd round after defeating Martina Trevisan 6-2 6-4, Ann Li 6-1 6-3, Shuai Zhang 7-5 7-67, Cori Gauff 6-75 6-3 6-0 and Ons Jabeur 6-4 6-4.

In the quarter, Kenin had a good straight sets win against Jabeur (6-4 6-4). During the match Kenin scored 75 points vs Jabeur’s 66. Sofia was extremely aggressive to blast 36 winners.

Talking about serving, Kenin was unable to score even 1 ace for the entire match and she committed only 3 double faults. Sofia Kenin lost the serve once and she saved 6 break points. Furthermore, Kenin put 72% of her first serves in, winning 64% (36/56) of the points behind her 1st serve and 55% (12/22) on the 2nd serve. Sofia broke Jabeur 3 times after converting 33% of her break points (3/9).

Overall Performance in this tournament

Kenin has conceded 1 set in the tournament to win 55% of the points she played.

Kenin has a solid record in the last 7 years having won 67% of her matches (405-204). 7-2 on hard in 2020. Talking about her performance on the same surface of this tournament, Kenin has a 110-70 win-loss record in the last 7 years on hard.

Sofia has a 7-2 win-loss record in 2020, 7-2 on hard (See FULL STATS).

Last year at the Australian Open

Kenin lost in the 2nd round 6-3 6-75 6-4 to Simona Halep.

Live score

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1st
Barty
Kenin
6-7
6
7
6
6
6
5
5
5
5
4
4
4
4
3
3
3
3
2
2
2
2
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1
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0
2nd
Barty
Kenin
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7
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6
5
5
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
3
2
3
1
2
1
1
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0
1
2nd
Kenin 7-5
Barty
Kenin
5
7
5
6
5
5
5
4
5
3
4
3
4
2
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3
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1
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Serves
BartyKenin
5
7
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15
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BartyKenin
5
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3
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1st
Kenin 7-6
Barty
Kenin
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Serves
BartyKenin
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BartyKenin
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BartyKenin
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BartyKenin
3
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BartyKenin
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BartyKenin
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BartyKenin
1
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30

H2H Performance in the tournament

Matches, sets, games and points

Points Barty Kenin
Match played 5 5
Tot Set 12 11
Tot Games 107 107
Pts 379-299 399-326
Total Points 678 725
Winners 167 178
%Winners 44% 45%

Both Barty and Kenin played 5 matches. Both players lost a set in the event. Ashleigh Barty conceded 2 sets, while Sofia Kenin dropper 1 set. Barty has played 1 sets more than Kenin (12 vs 11). However, it is interesting to notice that they played the same amount of games (107). Ashleigh scored 167 winners (44% on total points). On the other side, The American blasted 178 winners (45%).

Serve Performance

Serve Barty Kenin
Aces 29 6
Avg per match 5.8 1.2
1st in 219/353 264/363
%1st in 62% 73%
1st pts 167/219 178/264
%1st pts 76% 67%
2nd pts 55/134 56/99
%2nd pts 41% 57%

Barty blasted 29 aces (5.8 per match). Kenin blasted 6 aces (1.2 per match). Barty won 76% points behind her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 41% of the points. On the other side, Kenin won 67% points behind her first serve. She had a solid display on her second serve to win 57% of the points.

How they played the important points

Breaks Barty Kenin
Won 23 22
Converted 23/40 22/52
% Converted 58% 42%
Conceded 40 23
Saved 29 15
% Saved 73% 65%
Times Broken 11 8

Ashleigh broke her opponents 23 times with 58% conversion rate. Ashleigh conceded her serve 11 times and she saved 73% of the break points that she conceded. Kenin broke her opponents 22 times with 42% conversion rate. The American conceded her serve 8 times and she saved 65% of the break points that she conceded.

Barty
R1
Tsurenko
R2
Hercog
R3
Rybakina
R4
Riske
1/4
Kvitova
Total
Score 5-7 6-1 6-1 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-3 1-6 6-4 7-66 6-2
Tot Set 3 2 2 3 2 12
Tot Games 26 17 17 26 21 107
pts 88-56 63-46 74-54 72-70 82-73 379-299
Total points 144 109 128 142 155 678
Winners 32 27 32 37 39 167
%Winners 36% 43% 43% 51% 48% 44%
SERVE
Aces 10 5 5 4 5 29
Double Faults 1 1 0 1 3 6
1st in 41/72 34/57 45/69 46/71 53/84 219/353
% 1st in 57% 60% 65% 65% 63% 62%
1st pts 32/41 27/34 32/45 37/46 39/53 167/219
% 1st pts 78% 79% 71% 80% 74% 76%
2nd pts 15/31 12/23 10/24 7/25 11/31 55/134
% 2nd pts 48% 52% 42% 28% 35% 41%
Breaks
Won 7 3 5 4 4 23
Converted 7/10 3/7 5/9 4/6 4/8 23/40
Converted % 70% 43% 56% 67% 50% 58%
Conceded 7 6 10 5 12 40
Saved 4/7 6/6 8/10 1/5 10/12 29
Saved % 57% 100% 80% 20% 83% 68%
Times Broken 3 0 2 4 2 120
Kenin
R1
Trevisan
R2
Li
R3
Zhang
R4
Gauff
1/4
Jabeur
Total
Score 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-3 7-5 7-67 6-75 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-4
Tot Set 2 2 2 3 2 11
Tot Games 18 16 25 28 20 107
pts 67-48 57-36 99-95 101-81 75-66 399-326
Total points 115 93 194 182 141 725
Winners 24 26 45 47 36 178
%Winners 36% 46% 45% 47% 48% 45%
SERVE
Aces 2 2 1 1 0 6
Double Faults 0 1 2 3 3 9
1st in 35/47 33/49 75/100 65/89 56/78 264/363
% 1st in 74% 67% 75% 73% 72% 73%
1st pts 24/35 26/33 45/75 47/65 36/56 178/264
% 1st pts 69% 79% 60% 72% 64% 67%
2nd pts 8/12 7/16 16/25 13/24 12/22 56/99
% 2nd pts 67% 44% 64% 54% 55% 57%
Breaks
Won 5 5 4 5 3 22
Converted 5/12 5/8 4/11 5/12 3/9 22/52
Converted % 42% 63% 36% 42% 33% 42%
Conceded 3 3 6 4 7 23
Saved 1/3 2/3 3/6 3/4 6/7 15
Saved % 33% 67% 50% 75% 86% 62%
Times Broken 2 1 3 1 1 60

Head 2 Head

Win Loss
Barty
WLWWWWWWWW
Kenin
LLLWWWWWWW
2020 2019 2018
10 - 2
10 - 5
10-2
Hard
9-4
0-0
I Hard
1-1

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