In the first-round round at the WTA Eastbourne 2021, third-seeded Bianca Andreescu will be up against American tennis star Christina McHale.
Bianca Andreescu vs Christina McHale: Match Details
|Tournament||WTA Eastbourne International 2021|
|Match||Bianca Andreescu vs Christina McHale|
|Date||22nd June, 2021|
|Venue||Eastbourne, Great Britain|
Bianca Andreescu vs Christina McHale: Preview
Bianca Andreescu hasn’t been in great form this season. She is entering the 2021 Eastbourne International after losing in just the second round of the Grass Court Championships in Berlin. She will be up against World No. 96 Christina McHale in the first round of the competition.
Andreescu has been out of action for an extended period of time due to recurring injuries. She was out of the game the whole of last year and would be itching for a title-win. In Berlin, she gave a tough fight to Alizé Cornet in the second-round as both the sets were decided in tie-breakers.
However, Bianca wasn’t able to hold her nerve under pressure and lost points at crucial instances, and eventually lost the contest in straight sets by 7-6, 7-5. Whereas McHale comes into this matchup as a qualifier, after beating Slam semifinalist Anastasija Sevastova in three sets.
McHale would have to bring her A-Game out against Andreescu in order to move into the next round. Till now, McHale has had a terrible year on the court.
Bianca Andreescu vs Christina McHale: Head to Head
These two players have not faced each other on the court in the past. Hence, their head-to-head currently stands at 0-0.
Bianca Andreescu vs Christina McHale: Prediction
Christina McHale has won just one match this year and has lost as many as 11 contests. Needless to say, she would be low on confidence. At the same time, Bianca Andreescu isn’t going through a good phase in her career either. Both the players would be hungry to register a win.
The odds are surely in the favor of Bianca and she is expected to win and progress into the second-round without much hassle.
Prediction: Bianca Andreescu to win in straight sets.