It’s a battle between the fourth seed Belinda Bencic and Unseeded Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova at Berlin Open as WTA 500 at Berlin tournament reaches its Quarters.
|Tournament||WTA Berlin Open 2021|
|Match||Belinda Bencic vs Ekaterina Alexandrova|
|Date||18th June, 2021|
Belinda Bencic vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Preview
The Swiss top ranked Belinda Bencic entered Berlin’s Grass as the fourth Seed eyeing towards the prize where she rose against Jule Niemeier playing with home advantage in a three setter. Bencic, then went on to defeat Croatian Petra Martic in a smooth fashion to land in the Quarterfinals. The former World No. 4 hasn’t had the best year with lukewarm performances leading to early departures from all her tournaments except in Adelaide, where she lost against Polish Iga Swiatek in the Finals.
Russian Ekaterina Alexandrova has reached this encounter after pulling a massive upset, taking down the second seed Ukranian Elina Svitolina in straight sets. Alexandrova beat the veteran Venus Williams in the French Open 1st round before going down against the Ultimate Champion Krejčíková. While the 26 year old hasn’t particularly had an impressive Clay season, but she did impress everyone when she reached Gippsland Trophy Semis earlier this year.
Belinda Bencic vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Head to Head
The duo has locked horns three times in the past with Alexandrova leading the H2H 2-1. They have met once in 2021 at the Stuttgart Open with the Russian gliding over the Swiss 6-1 7-5.
Belinda Bencic vs Ekaterina Alexandrova: Prediction
The match will be long fought with both the players finding their forms after Clay Season struggle. Alexandrova will be a slight favourite considering the below-par performance by Bencic this year. But this clash can easily roll to either sides.
Prediction: Alexandrova to win in three sets.