Simona Halep will take on Marketa Vondrousova in the Second-round of the Stuttgart Open 2021. Halep is currently the World no3. on the WTA rankings and Friedsam is the World no.20.
- Tournament: Stuttgart Open 2021
- Match: Simona Halep vs Marketa Vondrousova
- Round: Second-round
- Date: 22nd April, 2021
- PrizeMoney: $ 9,815
- Venue: Stuttgart, Germany
- Surface: Clay Court
Simona Halep vs Marketa Vondrousova: Match Preview
Halep is coming off a month long injury lay off. She sustained the injury in the Miami Masters last month and couldn’t take the court in the round of thirty-two encounter against Anastasija Sevastova. Halep won the French Open in 2018, she won the Madrid Open in 2019, and the Italian Open in Rome in 2020. This is 2021, and Halep will like to win the Stuttgart Open and complete the holy quadruple on clay.
Halep had a bye in the first round, in the second she will face the twenty-one year old from Czech Republic Marketa Vondrousova. Vondrousova plays her best tennis on clay. She is a former French Open Finalist, in 2019, and also a Semi-finalist at the Italian Open last year. In her first round encounter at the Stuttgart Open, she beat twenty-two year old Marie Bouzkova.
Simona Halep vs Marketa Vondrousova: Head-to-Head
These two plates have never met twice on the tour before and both encounters have been won by Vondrousova. Their last encounter was on clay in Rome 2019. Vondrousova won the contest 6-2 3-6 6-2 and leads the head to head 2-0.
Simona Halep vs Marketa Vondrousova: Prediction
Halep is making a comeback on tour after a month and that too on clay. So, she might take time to adjust. Vondrousova let her opponent come back in the game in the last match, and let the match stretch for more than two hours. If Halep plays to her potential, she should win this.
Match Prediction: Simona Halep will beat Marketa Vondrousova in three sets.