Australian Open 2021 Qualifiers: Ankita Raina vs Olga Danilovic Preview, Head to Head & Prediction

Ankita Raina defeated Katarina Zavatska in three sets to set up a third round clash against the Serbian, Olga Danilovic.

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Olga Danilovic, Ankita Raina

Ankita Raina will face Olga Danilovic in the final round of the Australian Open qualifiers in Dubai. The winner of the match will book a place in the main draw of the Australian Open, which starts from February 8. Raina is ranked 180th in the WTA Rankings, whereas Danilovic is just three spots below her on the 183rd place.

Match Details:

  • Date: 13th January, 2021
  • Tournament: Australian Open Qualifiers
  • Fixture: Ankita Raina vs Olga Danilovic
  • Round: Third Round
  • Venue: Dubai, UAE
  • Category:  Grandslam
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard-Court

Ankita Raina vs Olga Danilovic: Match Preview

Olga Danilovic

Ankita Raina defeated Katarina Zavatska in the second round of the Australian Open qualifiers. The Indian had to toil hard to defeat Zavatska in a three set encounter. In the first round, Raina had a comfortable straight sets victory over Reka Jani of Hungary, where she dropped just four games in the match. The third round qualifying run in Dubai is Raina’s best ever performance at a Grandslam qualifying event.

Olga Danilovic has been in tremendous form in her opening two round matches, defeating her opponents with relative ease. The 19 year old Serbian defeated Kristina Kucova in the first round in straight sets, dropping just four games on course to her victory. In the second round, she defeated Sachia Vickery of Amercia in another straight sets victory to book her place in the third round.

Ankita Raina vs Olga Danilovic: Head-to-Head

Ankita Raina

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

Ankita Raina vs Olga Danilovic: Match Prediction

Olga Danilovic will progress into the main draw

There is not much to separate the two players ahead of their third round clash on Wednesday. The two players are ranked very close to each other and more importantly, neither of the two players have ever made it to the main draw of a Grandslam. Olga Danilovic just gets the edge in this encounter because of her current form, after dispatching her first two round opponents in straight sets. However, Ankita Raina is known to be a powerful hitter and she can cause problems to the Serbian if she plays her best tennis.The match is expected to be decided by a three set affair.

Match Prediction: Olga Danilovic to defeat Ankita Raina in three sets.

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