In the second round at the WTA Italian Open 2021, World No. 8 and the 8th seeded Serena Williams will be challenged by World No. 44 Nadia Podoroska in the 2nd round.
- Tournament: WTA Italian Open
- Match: Serena Williams vs Nadia Podoroska
- Round: Second Round
- Date: 12th May, 2021
- Prize Money: €10,726
- Venue: Rome, Italy
- Surface: Clay Court
Serena Williams vs Nadia Podoroska : Preview
Serena Williams is finally set to be back on the court after a 3 month absence post the conclusion of the 2021 Australian Open. Playing in the 3rd tournament of the year, Serena will make her Clay debut of the season. Of the two tournaments she has been part of, she made it till the semi-finals on both the occasions, will be looking for her 5th Italian Open title.
She received a bye in the first round and will be playing her first match when she takes the court tomorrow.
Nadia Podoroska is making her WTA Clay debut at the Italian Open 2021. The 24-year old Argentine has not been in great form this year making early exits. Her best run came at the Yara Valley Classic 2021 where she made it till the quarter-finals. She comes into this tie on the back of a 3-set victory after dropping the first set against Laura Siegemund.
Serena Williams vs Nadia Podoroska : Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the two players and hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Serena Williams vs Nadia Podoroska : Prediction
Nadia showed great spirit in her 1st round victory after dropping the 1st set and staged a nice fightback. Serena will be playing her first match in 3 months and can be a bit rustic but she has proven all the doubters wrong over the years. Nadia’s long match in the first round can give a little edge to Serena who is well rested coming into the tie.
Prediction : Serena Williams to win in 3-sets.