Ekaterina Alexandrova will take on Belinda Bencic in the Second-round of the Stuttgart Open 2021. Alexandrova is currently the World no.34 on the WTA rankings and Bencic is the World no.12.
- Tournament: Stuttgart Open 2021
- Match: Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic
- Round: Second-round
- Date: 22nd April, 2021
- PrizeMoney: $ 9,815
- Venue: Stuttgart, Germany
- Surface: Clay Court
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic: Match Preview
Alexandrova reached the round of thirty-two of the Australian Open, where she lost to Ash Barty. Since then, her best finish has been reaching the Quarter-finals of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy. The last tournament she participated in, the Miami Open where she was beaten by Elina Svitolina in the round of thirty-two. In the first round here at the Stuttgart Open, she played a great game of tennis to beat the world no. 22 Karolina Muchova 4-6 6-2 6-3.
Her second round opponent is Belinda Bencic. Bencic has been in some terrible form this year. Since reaching the Finals of the Adelaide International, she has not been able to go beyond one or two encounters in all the tournaments she has participated in.
Her first round opponent was World no. 928 Nastasja Schunk. Bencic made her much lower ranked opponent look really impressive, eventually huffing and puffing to a win against the young German. Bencic needed six match points, and an hour and twenty eight minute to win the contest.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic: Head-to-Head
These two players have met twice on the tour before. Both players have one victory each, so the head to head is at 1-1. The last time the two met was a couple of years back at Eastbourne, and Alexandrova won the contest in three sets 6-7 6-2 6-3.
Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Belinda Bencic: Prediction
Alexandrova played a good game of tennis in beating Muchova in three sets. It was evident that Alexandrova is a very dangerous player when she serves well. Bencic has been struggling and has no sort of form behind her. Alexandrova should win this.
Match Prediction: Ekaterina Alexandrova will beat Belinda Bencic in three sets.