Australian Open 2021: Serena Williams vs Laura Siegemund – Preview, Head-to-Head and Prediction

Serena Williams is currently at 23 Gran Slam wins, the most by any tennis player in the Open era. She needs one more Grand Slam to equal the record held by Margaret Court.

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Serena Williams Laura Siegemund

Serena Williams is arguably one of the most decorated tennis players in the history of the sport. In the women’s game she has the most number of grand slams, 23, the most by any woman in the Open era. Currently she is ranked at no.11 in the world. Her first round opponent is Laura Siegemund from Germany. She is currently ranked at no.51 in the world. 

Match Details:

  • Fixture: Serena Williams vs Laura Siegemund
  • Date: 8 February 2021
  • Tournament: Australian Open 2021
  • Round: 1st Round
  • Venue: Melbourne, Australia
  • Surface: Outdoor hardcourt
  • Prize Money: $ 60,239 (USD)

Serena Williams vs Laura Siegemund : Preview

Serena Williams

Williams won her first title since becoming a mother at the 2020 ASB Classic. The rest of the year though wasn’t that good for her as she suffered from injuries. In the warm up tournament this year, WTA Melbourne, she again withdrew citing a shoulder niggle. Although Williams has reassured her fans it’s just a niggle, the exact details of the injury are yet to be known. Laura Siegemund had a good 2020. Not only did she win the doubles title of the US Open but also reached the Quarterfinals of the French Open. 

Serena Williams vs Laura Siegemund : Head-to-Head

Laura Siegemund

These two players have faced each other twice before on the WTA Tour. Williams has won both the encounters, most recently at the ASB Classic Quarter Finals in 2020 where she won 6-4 6-3.

Serena Williams vs Laura Siegemund : Prediction

Serena Williams

Williams should win this in three sets. 

Match Prediction:  Williams in three sets. 

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