Stuttgart Open 2021: Aryna Sabalenka vs Anna-Lena Friedsam-Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Porsche Tennis Grand Prix

Fifth seed Aryna Sabalenka will lock with German Anna-Lena Friedsam in the second round of the Stuttgart Open 2021.

Aryna Sabalenka and Anna-Lena Friedsam
Aryna Sabalenka and Anna-Lena Friedsam

Aryna Sabalenka will take on Anna-Lena Friedsam in the Second-round of the Stuttgart Open 2021. Sabalenka is currently the World no7. on the WTA rankings and Friedsam is the World no.125.

Match Details

  • Tournament: Stuttgart Open 2021
  • Match: Aryna Sabalenka vs Anna-Lena Friedsam
  • Round: Second-round 
  • Date: 22nd April, 2021
  • PrizeMoney: $ 9,815
  • Venue: Stuttgart, Germany 
  • Surface: Clay Court

Aryna Sabalenka vs Anna-Lena Friedsam: Match Preview

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka

Aryna Sabalenka had come into this tournament on the back of a hard fought defeat against Ash Barty. She had lost the Quarter-finals of the Miami Open to Barty in three sets, 4-6 7-6 3-6. Sabalenka, who has not been known to play her best tennis on clay, opened her clay court season against Zhang Shuai of China.

Putting all worries to rest, Sabalenka gave a resounding performance. A 6-2 6-2 victory in just over an hour. Sabalenka was merciless as she hit twenty-three winners, which is more than double of Shuai’s no’s, and broke Shuai’s serve four times in the match. Next up for Sabalenka is German qualifier Anna-Lena Friedsam.

Friedsam has one WTA 125K Series title to her credit. Once ranked as high as no.45 in the world, this twenty-seven year old has made more appearances in the ITF’S recently. The local girl Friedsam dropped just two games against Norway’s Ulrikke Eikeri in a first-round, winning 6-2, 6-0.

Aryna Sabalenka vs Anna-Lena Friedsam: Head-to-Head

Anna-Lena Friedsam
Anna-Lena Friedsam

These two plates have never met on the tour before, so the head to head is 0-0. 

Aryna Sabalenka vs Anna-Lena Friedsam : Prediction

Aryna Sabalenka
Aryna Sabalenka

With the victory over Shuai, Sabalenka improved the season’s clay court record to 6-2, and that is a marked improvement. Friedsam just doesn’t have the firepower or the versatility in her game to bother a top player like Sabalenka. Sabalenka should win this easy.  

Match Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka will beat Anna-Lena Friedsam in straight sets. 

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