Zhang Shuai vs Harriet Dart: WTA ATX Open 2023 Preview, Schedule, Date, Form Guide, Head to head, Live Streaming

Zhang Shuai and Harriet Dart will face each other in the first round of the 2023 ATX Open on Tuesday, February 28.

Shuai Zhang in a file photo (image: twitter)
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In February, Zhang Shuai competed in three tournaments in the Middle East but failed to advance past the opening round in any of them. In Abu Dhabi, she was defeated in a set by Anett Kontaveit, and in Doha and Dubai, she was defeated in straight sets by Petra Kvitova and Zheng Qinwen. This season, she has competed in seven tournaments, losing five of her matches. Despite this, she recently achieved a new career high ranking at the age of 34 and is still close to making her top 20 debut. She won in Lyon and finished second in Birmingham last year, and she also advanced to the US Open fourth round, the semifinals in Tokyo, Cincinnati, and Cleveland, and the quarterfinals in Cincinnati and Cleveland.

In her first eight matches of the season, Harriet Dart has lost six of them, only managing to win over the No. 179 in the world, Maddison Inglis, at the United Cup, and the No. 247 in the world, Dalila Jakupovic, in qualifying for the Qatar Open. Despite stunning victories over Paula Badosa and Ajla Tomljanovic at the BJK Cup to end the 2022 season, it is. The British woman, who peaked at No. 84 in July, her career-high ranking, has fallen outside the top 100. She hasn’t won two straight matches in any other competition besides the BJK Cup since her Eastbourne quarterfinal on grass courts more than eight months ago. Since her fourth round at Indian Wells, she has not performed in this manner abroad.

Match facts

Zhang Shuai vs Harriet DartMatch details
DateFebruary 27, 2023
TournamentATX Open
StageRound of 32
Time (India)10 pm
Time (Austin)9:30 am

Form Guide

Zhang Shuai

Qinwen Zheng6-3, 6-1 (L)
Petra Kvitova7-5, 6-2 (L)
Anett Kontaveit4-6, 7-6, 6-4 (L)
Maryna Zanevska6-2, 6-0 (L)
Madison Brengle6-3, 6-2 (W)

Harriet Dart

Rebecca Marino7-6, 6-7, 6-1 (L)
Karolina Pliskova6-1, 6-2 (L)
Dalila Jakupovic6-4, 6-1 (W)
Bianca Andreescu6-3, 6-4 (L)
Jil Teichmann7-5, 6-1 (L)

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Head to head

0-0. At this time last year, Harriet Dart had never beaten a top-30 player and had dropped her first 11 matches against them. But in the past 12 months, she has earned five top-30 victories, including two on US hard courts, against Elina Svitolina in Indian Wells and Daria Kasatkina in the US Open.

Zhang Shuai vs Harriet Dart

Zhang Shuai and Harriet Dart will face each other in the first round of the 2023 ATX Open on Tuesday, February 28.

Live Streaming details

Australia – beIN Sports

Canada – TSN

India – Tennis TV

UK- Amazon Prime Video

USA – Tennis Channel

All ATP and WTA Tour level matches can be viewed on demand on the Tennis TV website and app.

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