In the first round of the inaugural Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021, World No. 50 and the 6th seeded Alison Riske will take on World No. 195 Ankita Raina.
Alison Riske vs Ankita Raina: Match Details
- Tournament: Courmayeur Ladies Open 2021
- Match: Alison Riske vs Ankita Raina
- Round: First Round
- Date: 25 October, 2021
- Prize money: $2,675
- Venue: Courmayeur, Italy
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Alison Riske vs Ankita Raina: Preview
Alison Riske comes to Italy from a first round defeat at the recently concluded 2021 Tenerife Ladies Open losing to Croatia’s Donna Vekic in straight-sets. Riske was the runner-up at the 2021 Portoroz Open but since then has failed to go past the 2nd round in the 3 tournaments she has played since then.
Ankita Raina enters the main-draw as the lucky loser after top-seeded Ons Jabeur had to withdraw from the tournament because of an injury concern in her elbow. The Indian last played in the main-draw of a WTA event at the 2021 Nottingham Open and has mostly been defeated in the final qualifying rounds.
Alison Riske vs Ankita Raina: Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Alison Riske vs Ankita Raina: Prediction
Alison will come into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 184-170 and is 7-9 on the surface this season while having a season record of 10-15 across all surfaces. Ankita will take the court with a career Hardcourt 207-144 and is 8-10 on Hardcourts for the season and has an 11-17 record across all surfaces this season.
Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Alison Riske looks the favourite to advance into the second round.
Prediction: Alison Riske to win in straight-sets.
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