World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty will face the Kazakh Yulia Putintseva in the second round of the China Open 2019. The duo will collide on Tuesday, October 1 at 1:00 pm local time (6:00 am BST). Get Ashleigh Barty v Yulia Putintseva live streaming options with the tips, preview, and head to head statistics.
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Ashleigh Barty v Yulia Putintseva Head to Head
The two players have met only once on the tour, in the 2019 Madrid Open earlier this season. Barty won that match in three sets.
Barty, Looking Menacing in Asia
Looking to end the season as World No. 1, Ashleigh Barty started her Asian swing last week in Wuhan where she stormed into the semifinal. While she ultimately fell to the defending champion Aryna Sabalenka, it was a promising run by the young Aussie, whose win-loss tally now stands at 48-10.
Having been incredibly consistent throughout this season, Barty has truly staked her claim as a top-three player. With three big titles in, including the Miami Open and French Open, the 23-year-old has impressed a lot of spectators in the process.
Even her defeats, while rare, have come at the hands of players who are either top 10 or hold a great deal of promise on the tour. For instance, in the Rogers Cup, she fell to Sofia Kenin while in Madrid, she succumbed to Simona Halep. But all of this is backed by her consistent runs to the penultimate rounds.
Putintseva, Struggling in Asia
The 24-year-old Kazakh Yulia Putintseva started her run in the China Open with a 6-0, 6-1 win over Anna Blinkova. She is now hoping to make up for her previous results in the Asian swing, where she has incurred a litany of early-round losses in Zhengzhou, Osaka, and Wuhan.
Despite having a decent season where she won her maiden singles title – the Nuremberg Cup, Putintseva hasn’t been that consistent, on the whole. Consequently, she keeps moving in the top 40. However, there have been a few instances where she did deliver some impressive results – she defeated a few top players like Belinda Bencic, Sloane Stephens, and Naomi Osaka this year.
Barty v Putintseva Tips & Predictions
Barty is going to be the favourite for this one. However, with Putintseva’s pedigree lying in her ability to topple the big guns, she will need to exercise caution here. When the duo last met, the Kazakh managed to take a set before falling in the final leg.
Tip: Over 19.5 games in the match 23/25 at 888Sport