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French Open 2021: Belinda Bencic vs Daria Kasatkina Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Roland Garros

Swiss 10th seed, Belinda Bencic will lock horns against Daria Kasatkina of Russia in the second round of the 2021 French Open.

Belinda Bencic and Daria Kasatkina

Tenth seed Belinda Bencic will be up against Daria Kasatkina of Russia in the second round of the 2021 French Open. Bencic is ranked 11th in the world while Kasatkina is the World No.37.

Match details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchBelinda Bencic vs Daria Kasatkina
RoundSecond Round
Date2nd June, 2021
Prize Money$101,683 (INR 73,73,090 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Belinda Bencic vs Daria Kasatkina: Preview

Belinda Bencic

Swiss tenth seed, Belinda Bencic is one of the best players on tour and showcased that in the first round. She defeated clay courter and in form Nadia Podoroska in straight sets 6-0,6-3. Many expected the Swiss to lose because of Podoroska’s form but she justified her 10th seeding, bageling the Argentine in the first set.

Her forehand has finally fired at the right time and she would want to go deep into the tournament given her amazing form. Her opponent, Daria Kasatkina is in good form too. She has been serving well and clearing opening round hurdles recently. She did the same in Paris defeating Misaki Doi in straight sets 6-3,5-7,6-3.

Belinda Bencic vs Daria Kasatkina: Head-to-Head

Daria Kasatkina

This will be the fifth meeting between the duo. The H2H stands deadlock at 2-2. Bencic won the last time they met at Adelaide in 2020.

Belinda Bencic vs Daria Kasatkina: Prediction

Belinda Bencic

Bencic will go into the match a huge favorite after first first round win over Podoroska. The Swiss’ first serve has always been a key for Bencic and she will back herself to serve out the match. Her power game from the baseline has also been firing up and will give her immense confidence for the remainder of the tournament.

As for Kasatkina, she will hope to land her volleys in place if she has to trouble Bencic and keep her game clean. Expect an easy outing for Bencic.

Prediction: Bencic to win in straight sets.

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