Indian Wells 2021: Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

World No. 50 Madison Keys will take on World No. 13 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 8, 2021.

Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova will clash at the Indian Wells 2021
Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

World No. 50 Madison Keys will take on World No. 13 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 8, 2021.

Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
  • Match: Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova   
  • Round: Second Round
  • Prize Money: $29,045
  • Date: October 8, 2021
  • Venue: Indian Wells, United States  
  • Surface: Hard Court

Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Preview

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

It has been a very unproductive season for Keys, owing to which her ranking has dipped significantly. Since the beginning of the North American hard-court swing, Keys has consistently been exiting tournaments in the first rounds. Even at the 2021 US Open, the 26-year-old was eliminated in the opening round itself by Sloane Stephens.

That said, the American will be pleased with her effort in beating a dogged Kaia Kanepi in straight sets in the first round. For the year, the former US Open finalist has a dismal record on the hard courts, with only three wins to eight defeats.

On the other hand, Pavlyuchenkova comes into this match after going down to Marketa Vondrousova in the first round at Chicago, last week. The Russian though did manage to reach the fourth round of the 2021 US Open, before getting beaten by the big-serving Karolina Pliskova.

Although the 30-year-old tasted success on the clay of Paris by making the finals at Roland Garros, she hasn’t enjoyed her time on the hard courts. Pavlyuchenkova has only won 11 matches on the hard surface, as compared to 10 losses.

Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Head to Head

Madison Keys
Madison Keys

These two have met four times on the WTA tour, and it’s all squared at 2-2. It was the Russian who came out on top in their last meeting at Madrid earlier in the year.

Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Prediction

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova

Both players have locked horns multiple times earlier in their careers. Therefore, they will be well aware of what to expect from one another. That said, for Keys to gain momentum, she will need to get her first serves in and look for cheap points.

On the other hand, Pavlyuchenkova will try to put pressure on her opponent from the baseline, which could make the difference in the end. Keys will have her chances, but perhaps the Russian is better placed to progress ahead.

Match Prediction: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova should win in three sets.

Madison Keys vs Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: Broadcast and Live Stream details

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