In the fourth round of the WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 32 and the 27th seeded Victoria Azarenka will take on World No. 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich in an all-Belarusian clash.
Victoria Azarenka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
- Match: Victoria Azarenka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich
- Round: Round of 16
- Date: 12th October 2021
- Prize Money: $92,000
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Victoria Azarenka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Preview
Victoria Azarenka reaches the 4th round in the desert for the first time since she won the title at the 2016 Indian Wells. The former World No. 1 was in a spicy clash with old rival Petra Kvitova and went on to win the match 7-5, 6-4 to advance into the 4th round. Azarenka had earlier received a walkover from Magda Linette in the 2nd set when Victoria was leading 7-5, 3-0 and Magda was injured.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich causes yet another upset as she defeats 2-time Grand Slam champion Simona Halep in the third round. Aliaksandra defeated Simona 7-5, 6-4 and picks up yet another big win after having defeated 2021 US Open champion Emma Raducanu 6-2, 6-4 in the 2nd round. Aliaksandra reaches the 4th round for the first time in the desert.
Victoria Azarenka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the compatriots, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Victoria Azarenka vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich: Prediction
Aliaksandra will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 128-86 and is 11-8 on the surface for the season while being 24-19 for the season across all surfaces. Azarenka will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 339-111 and is 15-5 on the surface this season while having a season record of 25-8 across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it seems that Victoria Azarenka will be the one heading into the next round but it won’t be an easy win as Aliaksandra will be high on confidence after her sensational back-to-back wins.
Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to win in 3-sets.
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