7th seed Elena Rybakina to clash with the Russian world no 31, Veronika Kudermetova in her opening round match at the Ostrava Open 2021.
Elena Rybakina vs Veronika Kudermetova: Match Details
- Tournament: Ostrava Open 2021
- Match: Elena Rybakina vs Veronika Kudermetova
- Round: Round of 32
- Date: Sep 21, 2021
- Prize money: $528,500
- Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Elena Rybakina vs Veronika Kudermetova: Preview
7th seed and world no 17, Elena Rybakina is all set to play the Ostrava Open with her first-round clash against the Russian world no. 31, Veronika Kudermetova. Rybakina had a tough Olympic 2021 schedule where she missed two chances for a medal for her country, losing in both the semi-finals and the Bronze medal matches. Post Olympics, she faired satisfactorily well in all the WTA events, like the Canadian Open and the Cincinnati Masters. She lost 6-7, 6-4, 3-6 to Simona Halep in the third round of the US Open 2021.
The 24-year-old, Kudermetova is both singles and doubles player. She was the finalist in the Women’s Doubles at the Wimbledon championship 2021 and since then has partnered with various other players in the subsequent WTA events. In her singles encounters, Kudermetova is yet to prove herself as she could only manage to break through into the main draws and not win at the Cincinnati Masters, Canadian Open, and recently at the US Open 2021.
Elena Rybakina vs Veronika Kudermetova: Head to Head
The two players have met only once in 2018 at the St. Petersburg event where Rybakina beat Kudermetova, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in the Quarter-finals clash. Their head-to-head stands 1-0 in favor of Elena Rybakina.
Elena Rybakina vs Veronika Kudermetova: Prediction
The 22-year-old Kazakh, Rybakina is a very multi-dimensional player who relies on her heavy forehands and sharply placed backhand drives. She serves well and accurately thereby giving lesser chances for her opponent to break her service games. She is an aggressive baseliner who looks to finish points as early as possible and from a position of command.
Kudermetova still struggles in dictating the game in her singles matches, unlike her doubles encounters. She certainly has the skillset to win titles but she requires to further enhance it and nourish it to her requirements. In her present shape and form, she may find it difficult to outplay Rybakina unless of course, she comes out with a strong tactical game plan.
Elena Rybakina vs Veronika Kudermetova: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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