Alexandrova vs Linette: 2023 Australian Open Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to head, Live Streaming

Alexandrova and Linette will take on each other in the third round of the 2023 Australian Open on January 21.

Ekaterina Alexandrova in a file photo (Image credits: Twitter)
By Nilavro Ghosh | Jan 21, 2023 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Taylor Townsend outplayed Ekaterina Alexandrova for the first 30 minutes of their match, but she quickly returned to form and won 1-6, 6-2, 6-3. The 19th seed secured another instance of her joint-best Grand Slam result by avoiding breakpoints in the second set and fending off six of seven challenges in the decider. In the weeks leading up to this fortnight, there were some uncertainties surrounding the Russian. Due to a left thigh injury, she withdrew from the Adelaide Open last week. Since the start of the previous season, she had finished 13 of her 15 hard-court matches without back-to-back victories, including all three in Australia in 2022 and both this month.

With a comeback victory in the second round, Magda Linette also matched her best Slam performance, though hers was a little more impressive. She faced former world number two Anett Kontaveit, and after falling behind a set and a break, she fought back to defeat the 16th seed, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. It was her third top 20 Slam victory that she had successfully completed in less than two years. The 30-year-old has found his groove over the past six months, winning three finals at different levels: a W100 at home, a 125K in Tampico, and a WTA 250 in Chennai. It ought to aid her in overcoming a 0-6 record in major tournament third rounds.

Match facts

Alexandrova vs LinetteMatch details
DateJanuary 21, 2023
SurfaceHard courts
TournamentAustralian Open
StageThird Round
Time (India)3:30 pm (tentative)
Time (Australia)9 pm (tentative)

Form Guide

Ekaterina Alexandrova

Taylor Townsend1-6, 6-2, 6-3 (W)
Ysaline Bonaventure6-2, 6-1 (W)
Veronika KudermetovaWalkover (L)
Jaimee Fourlis7-5, 6-3 (W)
Marketa Vondrousova6-4, 3-6, 2-6 (L)

Magda Linette

Anett Kontaveit6-3, 3-6, 4-6 (W)
Mayar Sherif7-5, 6-1 (W)
Alison van Uytvanck6-4, 1-6, 6-4 (L)
Elisabetta Cocciaretto7-6, 4-6, 6-1 (L)
Rebecca Marino3-6, 6-3, 6-4 (W)

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At a 1-1 tie. The match could easily go either way, but the odds favour Ekaterina Alexandrova. In the 2019 Seoul semifinal, Magda Linette defeated their only opponent on hard courts, 7-6, 7-6, after falling behind 2-5 and with four set points remaining in the second set. In the Charleston quarterfinal from the previous year, the Russian advanced, 6-0, 6-2.

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Magda Linette date

Alexandrova and Linette will take on each other in the third round of the 2023 Australian Open on January 21.

Live Streaming details

Australia – Nine and Stan Sport

Canada – TSN and RDS

India – Sony Sports Network

UK – Eurosport

USA – ESPN Network

The matches of both men’s and women’s can be live-streamed on demand on the Tennis TV app and website.

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