In the second round of the Ostrava Open 2021, World No. 16 and the 7th seeded Elena Rybakina will be up against World No. 59 Magda Linette.
Elena Rybakina vs Magda Linette: Match Details
- Tournament: Ostrava Open 2021
- Match: Elena Rybakina vs Magda Linette
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: Sep 23, 2021
- Prize money: $8,200
- Venue: Ostrava, Czech Republic
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Elena Rybakina vs Magda Linette: Preview
Elena Rybakina makes a good start to her campaign in Ostrava as she defeats Russian Veronika Kudermetova 6-1, 6-3 in the first round. Rybakina has been having a good season having put consistent performances across surfaces that have seen her break into the Top-20. She last played at the 2021 US Open where she was defeated in a tight 3-setter by Simona Halep in the 3rd round.
Magda Linette moves a step closer to the quarter-finals of the tournament as she battles past Oceane Dodin 6-2, 7-6(3) in the first round after having entered the main-draw through the qualifiers winning both the rounds in straight-sets. Having reached the semis of the 2021 Cleveland Open, she had a first-round defeat in the US Open to Coco Gauff before coming to Ostrava.
Elena Rybakina vs Magda Linette: Head to Head
This will be the first-ever meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Elena Rybakina vs Magda Linette: Prediction
Magda will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 162-126 and is 6-7 on the surface having picked up form very late on the Hardcourts. The Pole is 16-15 for the season across all surfaces. Elena comes into the clash with a career Hardcourt record of 75-41 and is 15-12 on the surface for the season having an overall surface record of 29-19 for the season.
Looking at the numbers and taking the recent form into consideration, Rybakina looks the favourite to win the clash unless Magda has some surprise for the Kazakh.
Prediction: Elena Rybakina to win in 3-sets.
Elena Rybakina vs Magda Linette: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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