Australian Open Women’s Final Pick Li vs. Azarenka

Predicted Winner in BOLD

Victoria Azarenka (BLR) [1]
Na Li (CHN) [6]

WARNING: I have picked against Na Li in the past two rounds and been spectacularly wrong.  Each player enters the third Grand Slam final of her career.  I think Li has more variety than Azarenka and a better serve.  Those two factors give Li more than a passing chance at victory.  The reason I think Azarenka will win is that she moves well and has a great ground game.  She is the number one player in the world and is the defending champion.  Yet, most of this event has focused on Maria Sharapova’s early dominance and Serena Williams’ chances at a calendar Grand Slam.  Vika has a chance to let everyone know that the matches not the press decide how trophies and prize money are distributed.  I think Azarenka has a 55-60% chance of victory.

My prediction is Azarenka d. Li 7-5, 6-2.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bingo says:

    I like Vika and hope she wins.

    1. Dan Martin says:

      Thanks for the input. I like both finalists, but as a fan I like Vika more.

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