In the finals of the WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 32 and the 27th seeded Victoria Azarenka will take on World No. 27 and the 21st seeded Paula Badosa.
Victoria Azarenka vs Paula Badosa: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
- Match: Victoria Azarenka vs Paula Badosa
- Round: Finals
- Date: 16th October 2021
- Prize Money: $1,209,730(Winner), $640,000(Runner-up)
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Victoria Azarenka vs Paula Badosa: Preview
2-time champion Victoria Azarenka is headed to yet another final in the desert as the former World No. 1 defeats former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko 3-6, 6-3, 7-5. This was the first match where Victoria dropped a set this week at the Indian Wells but with a sensational comeback win, it will definitely give her the confidence to win the match from any situation.
Paula Badosa was defeated in the qualifiers of the 2019 Indian Wells and this year’s competition is her main-draw debut of which the Spaniard has made the best use as she reaches the finals of the WTA-1000 event. Paula defeated Ons Jabeur 6-3, 6-3 to pick up her 4th straight-set win of the week having won her 2nd round match in 3-sets, the only round where she dropped a set.
Victoria Azarenka vs Paula Badosa: Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Victoria Azarenka vs Paula Badosa: Prediction
Paula will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 95-50 and is 16-7 on the surface this season while having a season record of 40-15 across all surfaces. Azarenka will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 342-111 and is 18-5 on the surface this season while being 28-8 for the season across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it is difficult to predict an outright winner as both players have taken down quality opponents on their way to the finals. However, given Azarenka’s larger experience and slightly more consistent form, she will be the favourite going into the finals but Paula certainly has the ability to turn the match on its head and snatch the title.
Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to win in 3-sets.
Victoria Azarenka vs Paula Badosa: Broadcast and Live stream details
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