The tennis tour makes a shift towards clay court action, as the Poland Open makes it’s debut on the WTA Tour. The tournament is held a week prior to the Tokyo Olympics 2021, and before the hard court season takes full force.
Yulia Putintseva enters the tournament as the top seed, whereas, Tamara Zidansek is seeded second in Poland. Home favorite, Iga Swiatek will not be a part of the tournament next week.
- Tournament: BNP Paribas Poland Open 2021
- Date: July 19-25, 2021
- Number of Entrants: 32 (Singles), 16 (Doubles)
- Venue: Gdynia, Poland
- Surface: Clay Court
- Prize Money: $235,238
Top Seeds at Poland Open 2021
- Yulia Putintseva
- Tamara Zidansek
- Irina Camelia Begu
- Tereza Martincova
- Anna Blinkova
BNP Paribas Poland Open: Draw Prediction
Yulia Putintseva opens her campaign against Magdalena Frech of Poland. The top seed is expected to win her first round encounter, and face Harmony Tan in the second round clash. In the quarterfinals, she is expected to face Varvara Graceheva of Russia, with a potential semifinal clash against Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich opens her campaign against Weronika Baszak of Poland, and she is expected to have a deep run in the tournament. She will face third seed, Irina Camelia Begu in the quarterfinal clash, which will be an exciting battle.
First Semifinal Prediction: Yulia Putintseva vs Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Tamara Zidansek is one of the favorites to claim the title in Poland next week. The Czech, seeded second, will face Tamara Korpatsch in the first round. Her biggest test comes in the quarterfinals, where she faces Tereza Martincova. She is expected to progress to the semifinals, where she will face Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine.
Second Semifinal: Tamara Zidansek vs Tereza Martincova
The first semifinal will feature Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Yulia Putintseva. The latter is expected to emerge victorious in a tight affair, and book a place in the finals. The second semifinal will see two Czech players go head to head against each other. Tamara Zidansek is expected to defeat Tereza Martincova to setup a final clash with Putintseva.
Final: Yulia Putintseva vs Tamara Zidansek
Tamara Zidansek will defeat Yulia Putintseva in a close three set battle in the finals, and lift the title. She has been a good player on clay courts, especially given that she reached the semifinals of French Open last month.
To Lift the title: Tamara Zidansek