In the second round of the Wimbledon 2021, World No. 14 and the 12th seeded Victoria Azarenka will be up against World No. 45 Sorana Cirstea.
Victoria Azarenka vs Sorana Cirstea : Match Details
|Match||Victoria Azarenka vs Sorana Cirstea|
|Date||1st July, 2021|
|Venue||Wimbledon, Great Britain|
Victoria Azarenka vs Sorana Cirstea : Preview
Victoria Azarenka makes a good start to her Wimbledon 2021 campaign as she defeats Kateryna Kozlova 6-1, 6-3 in just 62 minutes. Victoria has not gone past the quarter-finals of the Grand Slam since 2015 and has not made it till the semi-finals of the competition since 2011 and 2012 Wimbledon and is still looking for her maiden Wimbledon finals.
Victoria looked in great touch credit to her pre-Wimbledon tournaments at Berlin and Bad Homburg where she made it till the quarter-finals on both occasions and also won a Doubles title with Olympics Double partner Aryna Sabalenka who has made it past the 2nd round already at the All-England Club.
Sorana Cirstea registers her first win at Wimbledon since the 2018 Wimbledon as she defeats Brit Samantha Murray 6-3, 6-3 in just under the 1.5 hour mark. Sorana had come to Wimbledon winless in her tournaments at Berlin and Bad Homburg before the Wimbledon began but made a positive start in her first round match.
Sorana’s best result at Wimbledon has been her three 3rd round appearances with the last one coming at the 2017 Wimbledon.
Victoria Azarenka vs Sorana Cirstea : Head to Head
This will be the 4th meeting between the two veterans and their first meeting since the 2009 Wimbledon when they met in the 3rd round. They have met twice at Wimbledon and this will be their 3rd meeting at the All-England Club. Victoria has been the winner in all 3 matches and leads the head-to-head tie 3-0.
Victoria Azarenka vs Sorana Cirstea : Prediction
Sorana has a career Grass record of 29-33 and is currently on 18-10 for the season having gone 11-3 on Clay this year. It will however be difficult for her to challenge Victoria who has been in great form. Victoria will be the favourite as she has a career Grass record of 56-23 and is 15-4 on the season and will look to have another easy match.
Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to win in straight-sets.