French Open 2021: Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Venus Williams Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

World No.33 Ekaterina Alexandrova will face 7-time Major winner Venus Williams in the opening round of the French Open 2021.

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32nd-seed Ekaterina Alexandrova will need to be at the top of her game when she goes face-to-face against 7-time Grand Slam champion, the legendary Venus Williams in a Round of 128 encounter at the French Open 2021. A high-stakes match, fans are surely going to witness some power-packed tennis, even as Venus is not the same player now by any means.

Match Details:

TournamentFrench Open 2021
MatchEkaterina Alexandrova vs Venus Williams
RoundFirst Round
Date30th May, 2021
Prize Money$72,630 ( INR 52,75,625 approx.)
VenueParis, France
SurfaceClay Court

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Venus Williams: Preview

Venus Williams
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Talking about the form coming into the tournament, Alexandrova has shown some decent form. The 26-year old Russian was looking good at the recently concluded Italian Open 2021, until she got smacked by Jessica Pegula in straight sets 2-6, 4-6 in the third round.

On the other hand, Venus is stacking up loss after loss. Finalist here in 2002, Venus was looking primed to win her opening encounter at the WTA Parma Open 2021 against Anna Karolina Schmiedlova. However, after winning a tight first set, the American completely lost the touch and went on to lose 7-5, 2-6, 2-6. Nevertheless, it’s incredible in itself that at the age of 40, Venus is still competing at the highest level.

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Venus Williams: Head to Head

The two women will play each other at Roland Garros for the very first time. Hence, the head-to-head record currently stands at 0-0.

Ekaterina Alexandrova vs Venus Williams: Prediction

Ekaterina Alexandrova
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It hurts to say this but to be fair, it looks highly unlikely that Venus will even manage to take the contest into the decider, let alone win the match. The number speaks for itself and a lowly world ranking of 104 shows that Venus has very well passed her prime. A comfortable victory is on the cards for Alexandrova, until Venus turns back the clock and pulls off something really special, though chances are really grim.

Match Prediction: Ekaterina Alexandrova defeats Venus Williams comprehensively in straight sets.

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