Tennis at Tokyo Olympics 2020: Garbine Muguruza vs Elena Rybakina Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

In the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Garbine Mugurza of Spain will be up against Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina in their 2nd professional meeting.

Garbine Mugurza vs Elena Rybakina will clash in the quarter-finals of the Tokyo Olympics 2020
Garbine Mugurza vs Elena Rybakina

In the Quarter-Finals of the Women’s Singles at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, World No. 9 and the 7th seeded Garbine Mugurza from Spain will be up against World No. 20 and the 15th seeded Elena Rybakina from Kazakhstan.

Garbine Muguruza vs Elena Rybakina: Match Details

Tournament2020 Tokyo Olympics
MatchGarbine Muguruza vs Elena Rybakina
RoundQuarter-Finals
Date28 July 2021
VenueTokyo, Japan
SurfaceHard Court

Garbine Muguruza vs Elena Rybakina : Preview

Garbine Mugurza
Garbine Mugurza

Garbine Mugurza registers her best result at the Olympic Games as she advances into the quarter-finals of the tournament. Muguruza was up against Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck and went on to defeat her 6-4, 6-1 in 1 hour and 19 minutes to register her 3rd consecutive straight-set victory at the Olympics this year.

Muguruza is yet to go into a tie-breaker at the Olympics and has looked in great form. She had paired up with Carla Navvaro in the Women’s Doubles as well but lost in the 2nd round to the Swiss pair of Belinda Bencic and Viktorija Golubic.

Elena Rybakina continues her run at the Olympics 2020 as she moves into the quarter-finals, getting closer to the coveted Olympics medal. Up against Croatia’s Donna Vekic, Rybakina went on to win the match 7-6(3), 6-4 in 1 hour and 41 minutes to make it into the last-8 of the Olympics.

Elena has won all three of her previous ties in straight-sets and is slowly turning out to be a good contender for the medal with her consistent dominant performances in the past three rounds.

Garbine Muguruza vs Elena Rybakina : Head to Head

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina

This will be the 2nd meeting of their careers and 2nd in two months as they met previously at the 2021 Berlin Open in the 2nd round where Garbine won in straight-sets and leads the head-to-head tie 1-0.

Garbine Muguruza vs Elena Rybakina : Prediction

Garbine Muguruza
Garbine Muguruza

Rybakina will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 69-35 and is 9-6 on the surface for the season having an overall season record of 22-13. Garbine will take the court as the favourite for the tie having a superior record of 213-99 on Hardcourts and is currently 23-5 on the surface for the season. She is 30-10 for the season across all surfaces.

Prediction: Garbine Muguruza to win in 3-sets.

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