In the opening round at the WTA Eastbourne 2021, World No. 24 Ons Jabeur will be up against World No. 40 Marketa Vondrousova.
Ons Jabeur vs Marketa Vondrousova : Match Details
|Tournament||WTA Eastbourne International 2021|
|Match||Ons Jabeur vs Marketa Vondrousova|
|Date||22nd June, 2021|
|Venue||Eastbourne, Great Britain|
Ons Jabeur vs Marketa Vondrousova : Preview
Ons Jabeur will come beaming with confidence after becoming the 1st Arab women to win a WTA title with her victory in the finals of the WTA Birmingham Classic 2021. Ons dropped just 1 set throughout the tournament in the last week and will now be a hot favourite to claim the title in Eastbourne.
Ons has had a wonderful season so far with good wins the entire season and on different surfaces as well. She has also reached the finals of the MUSC Health Women’s Open in Charleston but had to wait for the glory till the last week in Birmingham where she clinched her first WTA title of her career.
Marketa Vondrousova comes to Eastbourne from the WTA Berlin Open 2021 where she lost to eventual champion Liudmila Samsonova who came from the qualifying rounds to clinch the title defeating 5th seeded Belinda Bencic after having defeated Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals.
Marketa had to face defeat in her Grass debut of the season and will be looking to turn things around before she travels to Wimbledon for the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.
Ons Jabeur vs Marketa Vondrousova : Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo who had both of their previous matches played on Clay with this match being there first ever Grass meeting. Marketa won their 1st clash while Ons levelled the terms in the 2nd match, which has levelled the head-to-head tie at 1-1.
Ons Jabeur vs Marketa Vondrousova : Prediction
Marketa will come into the clash with a career Grass record of 4-9 and a season record of 13-10 maintaining atleast 50% win record on all the surfaces she has played so far.
Ons Jabeur has a career Grass record of 47-16 and has a season record of 28-10 having recorded some great wins on all 3 surfaces she has played so far. With a 5-0 run at the Berlin Open last week, she will be the favourite coming into this clash.
Prediction: Ons Jabeur to win in straight-sets.