WTA Kremlin Cup 2021: Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live stream

In the second round of the WTA Kremlin Cup 2021, Simona Halep will clash with Veronika Kudermetova in their 2nd meeting of the season and careers.

Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova will clash at the WTA Kremlin Cup 2021
Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova

In the second round of the WTA Kremlin Cup 2021, World No. 19 and the 8th seeded Simona Halep will take on World No. 32 Veronika Kudermetova.

Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova: Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Kremlin Cup 2021
  • Match: Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova
  • Round: Second Round
  • Date: 21 October, 2021
  • Prize money: $8,200
  • Venue: Moscow, Russia
  • Surface: Outdoor Hard court

Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova: Preview

Simona Halep
Simona Halep

Champion of the 2013 Kremlin Cup, Simona Halep makes a winning return to the Kremlin Cup playing in the tournament for the first time since 2013. The Romanian was up against Anastasia Potapova in the first round and beat her comfortably 6-1, 6-4 to advance into the 2nd round. She comes to Moscow from a shocking 3rd round defeat to World No. 100 Aliaksandra Sasnovich at the 2021 Indian Wells.

Veronika Kudermetova has started well in her 2nd main-draw campaign in the Kremlin Cup after having lost in the qualifiers on two occasions. A quarter-finalist in 2019, the 24-year old Russian made a fighting comeback in the first round this week defeating compatriot Oksana Selekhmetava 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4. She also comes from a 3rd round defeat at the Indian Wells.

Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova: Head to Head

Veronika Kudermetova
Veronika Kudermetova

This will be the second meeting between the duo who last met in the 3rd round of the 2021 Australian Open where Halep won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.

Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova: Prediction

Simona Halep
Simona Halep

Veronika will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 118-82 and is 15-13 on the surface this season while being 32-22 for the season across all surfaces. Simona will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 242-109 and has a season hardcourt record of 12-5 while having a season record of 17-8 across all surfaces.

Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Simona Halep seems to be the one heading into the next round but Veronika can put up a great challenge and has all the potential to turn the match in her favour but the chances are very slim for the 24-year old against the former World No. 1.

Prediction: Simona Halep to win in 3-sets.

Simona Halep vs Veronika Kudermetova: Live Streaming and Where to Watch

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