Jodie Burrage in the first round of the 2023 US Open, New York
Jodie Burrage in the first round of the 2023 US Open, New York | (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Tennis | Australian Open 2024 | Jodie Burrage makes her main draw debut at the Australian open, and faces Tamara Korpatsch

By Ros Satar

  • Jodie Burrage v Tamara Korpatsch
  • H2H: Korpatsch leads 2-0
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Jodie Burrage gained direct entry into the Australian Open, but she faces a tough opener against Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch.

 

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Jodie Burrage v Tamara Korpatsch | H2H: Korpatsch leads 2-0

H2H & Match Fundamentals

Jodie Burrage v Tamara Korpatsch H2H: Korpatsch leads 2-0
Australian Open Melbourne, Australia
Hard (O) Prize Money: A$120,000
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It will be a first-time main draw appearance for Jodie Burrage, but she will have to overturn a deficit against Germany’s Tamara Korpatsch in the first round.

 

Tale of the Tape – Key Stats (2023)

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H2H: Jodie Burrage (WR 102) Tamara Korpatsch (WR 81)
Tournament Previous Best Qualification (2022-2023) R1 (2003)
1st Serve Return Points Won % 37.0 41.9
Return Points Won % 43.2 47.6
Break Point Conversion % 48.7 50.4
Break Points Saved % 49.7 52.6
Overall Service Points Won % 56.7 53.1

Korpatch’s experience puts her as the favourite for this encounter, with strong figures from last year.

 

 

Playing Styles & Prediction

Burrage had a steady year, with the highlight being a WTA final on home soil, losing to Katie Boulter in Nottingham. Although she earned a call-up and court time for Great Britain in the Billie Jean King Cup at the end of the year, she squandered a commanding lead and was benched for the reverse singles in favour of Harriet Dart.

She will have something to prove, when she tries to overturn a 0-2 deficit in their head-to-head against Tamara Korpatsch. A solid counter-puncher, she will certainly look to move Burrage around the court by creating sharp angles but she has a weak second serve which sets itself up to be punished, and also lacks firepower.

Burrage is a steady baseliner, but she will need to switch things up if she wants to get her first main draw win at the Australian Open.

Prediction: Korpatsch in three sets

 

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