In the quarter-finals of the WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021, World No. 16 and the 2nd-seeded Victoria Azarenka will be up against World No. 54 and the 7th seeded Sara Sorribe Tormo.
Victoria Azarenka vs Sara Sorribes Tormo : Match Details
|Tournament||WTA Bad Homburg Open 2021|
|Match||Victoria Azarenka vs Sara Sorribes Tormo|
|Date||24th June, 2021|
|Venue||Bad Homburg, Germany|
Victoria Azarenka vs Sara Sorribes Tormo : Preview
Victoria Azarenka battles past Alize Cornet to make it into the quarter-finals of the tournament. Azarenka won the match 6-4, 3-6, 7-6(7) in a match that went over 3 hours in a gruelling battle for the two players. Azarenka advances now into her 4th quarter-final of the season.
It’s been turning out to be a good Grass season so far for the Belarusian. She made it till the semi-finals in the 2021 Berlin Open losing to eventual champion Liudmila Samsonova. She won the Doubles Trophy with Aryna Sabalenka in Berlin rounding off a successful week in Berlin. With the Wimbledon 2021 coming up where she’s seeded 13th, she will look to make good wins this week.
Sara Sorribes Tormo moves into her 5th quarter-final of the season as she moves past Misaki Doi 6-4, 6-4 in just under the 2-hour mark to move closer to her 2nd title of the season after winning her first at the 2021 Abierto Zapopan held in Mexico.
Sara is making her Grass debut for the season at the ongoing Bad Homburg Open and will be looking for the maximum match practice as the Wimbledon 2021 nears where she will be making her 6th appearance but is yet to go past the 3rd round.
Victoria Azarenka vs Sara Sorribes Tormo : Head to Head
This will be their first ever meeting on the WTA tour, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Victoria Azarenka vs Sara Sorribes Tormo : Prediction
Sara will come into the tie with a career Grass record of 18-13 and an overall season record of 19-10. She had a fantastic Hardcourt season with a record of 15-5 but a disappointing 2-5 season on Clay. Her early success on Grass has improved her record which she will aim to improve on further.
Victoria will come into this clash as the favourite to go ahead given her career Grass record of 55-23 and an overall season record of 14-4. Her Doubles title with Aryna has also boosted her confidence and despite her tough Round of 16 clash, she looks the most likely to advance ahead.
Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to win in straight-sets.