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The Women's Australian Open continues today with the Second Round. Taylor Townsend takes on Ekaterina Alexandrova. Lear Locks breaks down the match.
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Taylor Townsend vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova Prediction, Pick, Odds: Can Townsend Dominate at Australian Open?

The Women's Australian Open continues today with the Second Round. Taylor Townsend takes on Ekaterina Alexandrova. Can Townsend dominate?

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Townsend vs Alexandrova Start Time, Where to Watch, Odds

  • Date: Wednesday, January 18
  • Time: 7:00 pm ET
  • Where to Watch: ESPN+

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Taylor Townsend vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova Prediction

Taylor Townsend has a remarkable story. She became a mom in 2021 and is now getting back into tennis form. She looks like she has found it because she's playing incredibly right now. She's been on an insane tear on the doubles court and is playing very well on the single court too.

In the Australian Open, if you have a strong, powerful forehand and serve, you could go a long way. Townsend has that along with a high-powered first serve.

Ekaterina Alexandrova, on the other hand, is a very aggressive player, which gets her in trouble at times because she gets frustrated easily. Townsend brings all the tools into this match to really frustrate Alexandrova.

That first serve will be a key for Townsend. She did very well with it in the first round against Diane Parry, converting at 63%. It’s a little too low, but expect her to pick it up against an opponent like Alexandrova.

This match has all the makings of a good matchup. Townsend is one of those players who will really fight to the end. She has a lot of talent but hasn’t been able to show it at this level. Both players play aggressively, so I'm not expecting any long rallies, but rather a lot of powerful hits from both players.

Townsend usually finds a way to win at least one set. She will definitely steal one in this matchup.

The 26-year-old comes into this match winning four straight in Melbourne without losing a set and has been dominating matches. In the first round, Parry didn’t stand a chance against her. Townsend ended up demolishing her 6-1, 6-1. Based on her previous match, I think that this play of Townsend winning a set is the best play for this match. So let’s cash!

Taylor Townsend vs. Ekaterina Alexandrova Pick

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One of the best tennis cappers in the industry, Lear Locks will be providing OddsChecker readers with sharp tennis picks and analysis. You can follow him on Twitter at @LEARLOCKS.

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