WTA Prague Open 2021: Barbora Krejcikova vs Isabella Shinikova Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

Barbora Krejcikova, the current world number 15, will face Isabella Shinikova of Bulgaria in the first round of the Prague Open on July 13th, 2021.

Krejcikova vs Shinikova
Krejcikova vs Shinikova

The Prague Open is a professional women’s tennis event held in Prague, Czech Republic. Simona Halep is the current defending champion of Prague open. In the opening round of the Prague Open on July 13th, 2021, Barbora Krejcikova, the current world number 15, will meet Isabella Shinikova of Bulgaria, ranked number 220. The event is usually hosted on outdoor clay courts at TK Sparta Praha, however in 2021 it will be contested on outdoor hard courts.

Barbora Krejcikova vs Isabella Shinikova: Match Details

TournamentWTA Prague Open
MatchBarbora Krejcikova vs Isabella Shinikova
RoundFirst Round
DateJuly 13, 2021
Prize Money$1,270
VenuePrague, Czech Republic
SurfaceHard court

Barbora Krejcikova vs Isabella Shinikova: Preview

Shinikova
Isabella Shinikova

Barbora Krejcikova’s 15-match winning streak came to a stop in the fourth round at Wimbledon against Ash Barty. This year at the French Open, Krejcikova won her maiden grand slam singles championship, defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in a three-set thriller. In the same tournament, she and Kateina Siniakova won the doubles championship, defeating Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swaitek in an easy two-set victory.

The Bulgarian, on the other hand, hasn’t played much tennis this year. Her greatest Grand Slam performances are the second round of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, the third round of qualifying at the 2019 US Open, and the second round of the 2020 Australian Open. She is currently ranked world number 220.

Barbora Krejcikova vs Isabella Shinikova: Head-to-head

Krejcikova
Krejcikova

The two have previously met in Sarajevo in 2012. Krejcikova defeated Shinikova in straight sets 6-4, 6-0. In head to head counts, Krejcikova leads 1-0.

Barbora Krejcikova vs Isabella Shinikova: Prediction

Given Krejcikova’s excellent success this season, including her triumph at the French Open, we believe she will comfortably defeat Shinikova in straight sets. Shinikova is inexperienced, and Krejcikova will try to use this to her advantage.

Prediction: Krejcikova to win in straight sets.

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