Indian Wells 2021: Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk Preview, Head to Head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

In the second round of the Indian Wells 2021, Simona Halep will clash with Marta Kostyuk in what will be their first-ever career meeting on the Tour.

Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk will clash at the Transylvania Open 2021
Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk

In the second round of the WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 17 and the 11th seeded Simona Halep will take on World No. 58 Marta Kostyuk.

Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
  • Match: Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk
  • Round: 2nd Round
  • Date: 8th October 2021
  • Prize Money: $29,045
  • Surface: Outdoor hard court

Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Preview

Simona Halep
Simona Halep

2015 Indian Wells winner Simona Halep returns to the Tour for the first time since her 4th round exit at the 2021 US Open. Simona was on the sidelines since her 2nd round injury withdrawal at the 2021 Italian Open but has made a good comeback during the 2021 US Open leg series.

Marta Kostyuk makes a winning debut at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden as she defeats Shuai Zhang 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 in a surprise victory. The 19-year old Ukrainian entered the Indian Wells on the back of consecutive first-round defeats from the US Open and the 2021 Chicago Classic but has ended the streak with a good win.

Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Head to Head

Marta Kostyuk
Marta Kostyuk

This will be the first WTA Tour meeting between the two, hence the head-to-head tie stands at 0-0.

Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Prediction

Simona Halep
Simona Halep

Marta will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 51-25 and is 8-7 on the surface this season while having an overall season record of 22-14. Simona will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 241-108 and has an 11-4 record for the season on the surface while having a 15-7 overall surface record this season.

Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it seems that Simona Halep will be the one heading into the next round.

Prediction: Simona Halep to win in straight-sets.

Simona Halep vs Marta Kostyuk: Broadcast and Live stream details

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