In the first round of the inaugural Transylvania Open 2021, World No. 14 and the 2nd seed Anett Kontaviet will take on World No. 140 Aleksandra Krunic.
Anett Kontaveit vs Aleksandra Krunic: Match Details
- Tournament: Transylvania Open 2021
- Match: Anett Kontaveit vs Aleksandra Krunic
- Round: First Round
- Date: 26 October, 2021
- Prize money: $2,675
- Venue: Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Anett Kontaveit vs Aleksandra Krunic: Preview
The in-form Estonian Anett Kontaveit comes to Romania with a spot in the 2021 WTA Finals in her sight and her chances have improved since Ons Jabeur decided to withdraw from the Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021. Kontaveit comes fresh from winning the 2021 Kremlin Cup, her 3rd title in 3 months and her second WTA-500 title.
Aleksandra Krunic enters the main-draw in Cluj-Napoca from a dominating performance in the qualifying rounds. She last played at the Kremlin Cup where she was defeated in the 1st round of the main-draw after having progressed through the qualifiers. Her best WTA Tour performance this season came at the 2021 Portoroz Open where she made it to the quarter-finals.
Anett Kontaveit vs Aleksandra Krunic: Head to Head
This will be the third meeting between the duo who last met in the 1st round of the 2018 Australian Open where Kontaveit won in straight-sets to level the head-to-head at 1-1.
Anett Kontaveit vs Aleksandra Krunic: Prediction
Aleksandra will come into the clash with a career indoor Hardcourt record of 48-35 and is 8-3 on the surface this season while having a season record of 36-16 across all surfaces. Anett will take the court with a career indoor Hardcourt 80-31 and is 10-0 on indoor Hardcourts for the season and has a 40-9 record across all surfaces this season.
Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Anett Kontaveit will be the favourite for the tie and should win comfortably.
Prediction: Anett Kontaveit to win in straight-sets.
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