World number 33, Petra Martic will take on World number 45, Magda Linette in the round of 16 of the San Jose Open on August 4th, 2021.
Petra Martic vs Magda Linette: Match Details
- Tournament: Silicon Valley Classic 2021
- Match: Petra Martic vs Magda Linette
- Round: Round of 16
- Date: August 4th, 2021
- Prize Money: $10,670
- Venue: San Jose, California, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Petra Martic vs Magda Linette: Preview
Martic who reached a career high ranking of 14 in 2020 and has won one WTA Tour title, is seeded number 6 in the tournament. Martic opted out of playing from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and thus, was last seen at Wimbledon where she suffered a disappointing loss in the second round. However, at San Jose, she has gotten off to a good start. She triumphed over Anastasija Sevastova in straight sets. Martic was able to convert 5 out of her 10 break point opportunities to take the win, 6-3, 6-3.
Linette reached her best ranking of 33 in 2020 and has won two titles on the WTA Tour. She has had a great run this year especially at the French Open and Wimbledon. At French Open, she defeated Chloe Paquet and World number 1, Ashleigh Barty to reach the third round where she eventually lost. At Wimbledon, she again secured a top 3 rank win by defeating number 3 seed, Elina Svitolina. Similarly to French Open, Linette lost in the third round in London. In the round of 32 at San Jose, Linette got the better off Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove in straight sets, 6-3, 6-3.
Petra Martic vs Magda Linette: Head to Head
This will be the 3rd meeting between the duo on the WTA Tour who last met at Indian Wells in 2019 in the round of 128 where Linette took the win, 6-3, 4-6, 7-6 (7-5). Linette currently leads their head to head tie, 2-0.
Petra Martic vs Magda Linette: Prediction
Linette will go into this match will a lot more confidence knowing she has been able to defeat Martic twice. Both players have not had their best year on the tour so far but Linette has been in better form and has proven she can defeat seeded players. Linette has a win-loss record of 8-10 this year, while Martic has a win-loss record of 12-14.
Match Prediction: Linette to win in three sets.
Petra Martic vs Magda Linette: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
- Japan: 3:00 am (August 5th)
- Delhi: 11:30 pm
- New York: 2:00 pm
- Melbourne: 4:00 am (August 5th)
- Brazil: 3:00 pm
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is broadcast live on Tennis Channel and streamed on Tennis Channel Plus. It will also be televised by ESPN.