Australian Open 2021 Qualifiers: Ankita Raina vs Katarina Zavatska Preview, Head to Head & Prediction

Ankita Raina defeated Reka Jani in the first qualifying round to set up a second round clash against Katarina Zavatska.

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Ankita Raina, Katarina Zavatska

Ankita Raina will face Katarina Zavatska in the second round of the Australian Open qualifiers on Tuesday. The Indian is ranked 180th in the WTA Rankings, whereas Zavatska is ranked 118th in the rankings.

Match Details:

  • Date: 12th January, 2021
  • Tournament: Australian Open Qualifiers
  • Fixture: Ankita Raina vs Katarina Zavatska
  • Round: Second Round
  • Venue: Dubai, UAE
  • Category:  Grandslam
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court

Ankita Raina vs Katarina Zavatska: Match Preview

Katarina Zavatska

Ankita Raina defeated Reka Jani of Hungary in the first round of the Australian Open qualifier. The Indian defeated Jani in straight sets, dropping just four game on-course to her victory. Prior to the Australian Open qualifiers, Raina competed at the ITF UAE, where she lost in the first round to Katerina Siniakova in a three set encounter.

Katarina Zavatska also had a comfortable first round victory, defeating Clara Tauson in straight sets. The Ukrainian dropped just six games in her first round victory. Zavatska last played at the Linz Open where she lost in the first round to Russian, Varvara Gracheva in straight sets.

Ankita Raina vs Katarina Zavatska: Head-to-Head

Ankita Raina

The duo have never met in the past and their second round meeting on Tuesday will be their first ever encounter against each other.

Ankita Raina vs Katarina Zavatska: Match Prediction

Katarina Zavatska will progress into the third round

Katarina Zavatska enters the second round encounter as the favorite. The Ukrainian is ranked almost 60 places above Raina and has competed on the WTA level tournaments more often in the past year. Zavatska had a couple of decent performances towards the end of 2020, having reached the quarterfinals of the ITF Turkey, followed by a main draw appearance at the Linz Open, after she won two qualifying round matches. She will be hoping to build on her momentum and perform well in 2021.

Match Prediction: Katarina Zavatska to defeat Ankita Raina in straight sets

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