In the first round of the inaugural Tenerife Ladies Open 2021, World No. 45 and the 5th seeded Viktorija Golubic will take on World No. 61 Arantxa Rus.
Viktorija Golubic vs Arantxa Rus: Match Details
- Tournament: Tenerife Ladies Open 2021
- Match: Viktorija Golubic vs Arantxa Rus
- Round: First Round
- Date: 19 October, 2021
- Prize money: $2,674
- Venue: Tenerife, Spain
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Viktorija Golubic vs Arantxa Rus: Preview
Viktorija Golubic’s struggle on Hardcourts continues as she is yet to reach the quarter-final of any competition since her last-8 run at the 2021 Wimbledon Championships. During the US Open leg series, she reached the 2nd round only once in 4 tournaments. She comes to Spain from a 3rd round defeat at the recently concluded 2021 Indian Wells.
Arantxa Rus has been playing in both the ITF and WTA tournaments. She was defeated in the 1st round of the 2021 US Open and then played two ITF tournaments in Valencia, Spain on the Claycourts. She then featured at the 2021 Indian Wells where she was defeated in the 2nd round by Petra Kvitova.
Viktorija Golubic vs Arantxa Rus: Head to Head
This will be the second meeting between the duo who last met in the 1st round of the 2019 Lugano Open where Golubic won in 3-sets and now leads head-to-head tie 1-0.
Viktorija Golubic vs Arantxa Rus: Prediction
Rus will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 133-110 and is 2-7 on the surface this season having a season record of 36-21 across all surfaces. Golubic will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 113-72 and is 15-10 on hardcourts this season while being 47-20 across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, it looks like Viktorija will be the one heading into the next round.
Prediction: Viktorija Golubic to win in straight-sets.
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