WTA Berlin Open 2021: Belinda Bencic vs Jule Niemeier Preview, Head to Head and Prediction for Bett1Open 2021

In the opening round of the Belin Open 2021, 5th seeded Belinda Bencic will be up against qualifying round winner Jule Niemeier in their 1st career meeting.

Belinda Bencic vs Jule Niemeier
Belinda Bencic vs Jule Niemeier

In the opening round at the WTA Berlin Open 2021, World No. 12 and the 5th-seeded Belinda Bencic will be up against World No. 167 Jule Niemeier.

Match Details:

TournamentWTA Berlin Open 2021
MatchBelinda Bencic vs Jule Niemeier
RoundFirst Round
Date14th June, 2021
Prize Money$6,649
VenueBerlin, Germany
SurfaceGrass Court

Belinda Bencic vs Jule Niemeier : Preview

Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic

Belinda Bencic will be back on Grass since the 2019 Wimbledon where she was defeated in the 3rd round, ending a very good Grass season for the upcoming Swiss star.

She comes to Berlin from the 2021 French Open where she faced a 2nd round defeat ending her poor Clay season for the year. The 24-year old will be looking to make a good start to her Grass season and aim for some good wins before the 2021 Wimbledon begins in a fortnight.

Jule Niemeier enters the main draw after straight-set victories in both of her qualifying rounds at the Berlin Open 2021. This is the debut Grass season for the 21-year old German who steps on Grass for the first time after making her professional debut in 2017.

Jule last played in the semi-finals of the WTA Strasbourg Open 2021 where she made it till the semi-finals losing to eventual winner Barbora Krejcikova, who also won a historic double at the French Open 2021 clinching both the Singles and Women’s Doubles trophies.

Belinda Bencic vs Jule Niemeier : Head to Head

Jule Niemeier
Jule Niemeier

This will be the first meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.

Belinda Bencic vs Jule Niemeier : Prediction

Belinda Bencic will be the favourite in her upcoming WTA Berlin Open 2021 clash in the 1st round.
Belinda Bencic

Belinda will enter the tournament with a career Grass record of 49-20 and an overall season record of 12-11. She has maintained a minimum 50% winning ratio in all of her previous 5 Grass season and is regarded as a good player on the surface. However, it will be interesting to see, how she adapts to change in surface as she gets back on Grass after 2 years.

Jule Niemeier has 2 wins under her belt on Grass this season and will be a bit confident coming against the Swiss who will play her first match on the surface. Jule has a season record of 25-9 and given her ranking, she looks in very good form and can cause an upset against what one can expect a bit rustic Belinda. The match can swing either ways, but going by the seeding, Belinda gets the edge.

Prediction: Belinda Bencic to win in 3-sets.

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