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Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021: Women’s Singles Draw Preview and Prediction

The inaugural Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021 will be the final WTA tournament to be played in Italy for the season and the only one on Hardcourts.

Ons Jabeur, Camila Giorgi, Liudmila Samsonova - Top 3 seeds of the Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021

The Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021 will be making its debut on the WTA Tour as the WTA-250 tournament is set to begin from 25th October in Courmayeur, Italy. It will be the final tournament in Italy for the season and the only one to be played on hardcourts as the other two tournaments, the WTA-1000 Italian Open and the WTA-250 Parma Open are played on Claycourts.

Tournament Details:

  • Tournament: Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021
  • Date: October 18- October 24, 2021
  • Number of Entrants: 32 (Singles), 16 (Doubles)
  • Venue: Courmayeur, Italy
  • Surface: Hard Court
  • Prize Money: $235,238
  • Defending champion: First-ever edition

Top Seeds at the Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021

  • Ons Jabeur
  • Camila Giorgi
  • Liudmila Samsonova
  • Petra Martic
  • Clara Tauson
  • Alison Riske
  • Jasmine Paolini
  • Shuai Zhang

Top Half

First Quarter

Jasmine Paolini

Top-seeded Ons Jabeur will start against Vitalia Diatchenko and will meet the winner of Lucia Bronzetti and Kateryna Kozlova. 7th seeded Jasmine Paolini will begin against a qualifier who is yet to be confirmed and will play the winner of the match between Mandy Minella and Lucrezia Stefanini.

1st Quarterfinal Prediction: Ons Jabeur vs Jasmine Paolini

Second Quarter

Ann Li

4th seeded Petra Martic starts against Saisai Zheng and is likely to meet Donna Vekic in the 2nd round with Donna starting against Dayana Yastremska. 8th seeded Shuai Zhang will take on wildcard entrant Jessica Pieri in round 1 and can expect American youngster Ann Li in the second round with Li being favourite against Xinyu Wang in round 1.

2nd Quarterfinal Prediction: Petra Martic vs Ann Li

Third Quarter

Alison Riske

6th seeded Alison Riske is yet to know her round 1 opponent and can expect a match-up with Anna Kalinskaya in round 2 who begins against Martina Trevisan in the opening round. 3rd seeded Liudmila Samsonova and Su-Wei Hsieh can meet in the 2nd round provided they win their respective first round clashes against qualifiers yet to be confirmed.

3rd Quarterfinal Prediction: Liudmila Samsonova vs Alison Riske

Fourth Quarter

Tauson Clara

2nd seeded Camila Giorgi will start against Kamilla Rakhimova and will be the favourite for the clash and is expected to play Magdalena Frech who will begin against a qualifier in the 1st round. 5th seeded Clara Tauson takes on Stefanie Voegele in the opening round and is likely to meet wildcard entrant Martina Caregaro in the 2nd round.

4th Quarterfinal Prediction: Camila Giorgi vs Clara Tauson

Semifinals

Camila Giorgi

Ons Jabeur and Petra Martic seem the favourites for their semi-final clash and could meet for the 2nd time in their careers with Martic leading 1-0 in their head-to-head. Camila has picked up form lately after her semi-final run in Tenerife and could set-up her 3rd meeting with Liudmila Samsonova trailing her by 0-2.

Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021 Final: Ons Jabeur vs Camila Giorgi

Final

Ons Jabeur

Ons Jabeur and Camila Giorgi could meet for the second time in their careers and for the first time since they last met in 2014. Both the players have been in great form but Jabeur will remain favourite for the title this week in Italy given her better consistency throughout the season and superior form.

Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021 Champion: Ons Jabeur

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