World No.15 Angelique Kerber will take on World No.47 Ajla Tomljanovic in the round of 16 of the BNP Paribas Open on October 12 2021.
Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
- Match: Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic
- Round: Round of 16
- Date: 12th October 2021
- Prize Money: $92,000
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Preview
Kerber comes into this match after beating Daria Kasatkina in three sets. She also beat Katerina Siniakova earlier in the competition. Although Kerber got eliminated early in Ostrava, she has previously reached the semifinals of Cincinnati, before losing to Leylah Fernandez in the fourth round of 2021 US Open. Moreover, the former Wimbledon champion also enjoyed a dream run on her beloved grass courts by winning 11 matches out of 13. That said, her run on the hard surface has been inconsistent. With a few top players missing this week in Indian Wells, the German veteran might find the required motivation to spring in a surprise.
On the other hand, Tomljanovic comes into this clash after taking down Tamara Zidansek in straight sets. She also upset two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza in the second round. That said, the Australian who found a fleeting resurgence on the grass courts of Wimbledon, couldn’t keep her momentum going on the hard courts. From the Tokyo Games, San Jose, Montreal to the 2021 US Open, the 28-year-old has been sluggish. However, Tomljanovic has shown how she can stun the very best players on the tour, and might be keen on shocking another Grand Slam champion going forward.
Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Head to Head
These two have met only two times on the WTA tour before. Currently, the German leads the Aussie 2-0.
Angelique Kerber vs Ajla Tomljanovic: Prediction
Although Kerber has beaten Tomljanovic on a few occasions, she would be wary of the threat the Aussie can bring to the court. If the German can use her angles well, and mix up the play to upset the rhythm of Tomljanovic, then it might get tricky for the World No.47 to book a place in the quarterfinals.
Match Prediction: Angelique Kerber should win in three sets.
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