Indian Wells 2021: Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live Stream for BNP Paribas Open

World No. 16 Elena Rybakina will take on World No. 43 Yulia Putinseva in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 8, 2021.

Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva will clash at the Indian Wells 2021
Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva

World No. 16 Elena Rybakina will take on World No. 43 Yulia Putinseva in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on October 8, 2021.

Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva: Match Details

  • Tournament: Indian Wells 2021
  • Match: Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva   
  • Round: Second Round
  • Prize Money: $29,045
  • Date: October 8, 2021
  • Venue: Indian Wells, United States  
  • Surface: Hard Court

Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva: Preview

Elina Rybakina
Elena Rybakina

Rybakina comes into the Indian Wells tournament with momentum and belief. After making the semifinals in Chicago last week, and previously the quarters in Ostrava, the Kazak girl will be keen on replicating her form in the desert too.

Although Rybakina couldn’t progress past the first week at the 2021 US Open, she has raised her level of tennis by finishing 4th at the Tokyo Olympics. For the year, the 22-year-old has an 18-13 win/loss record on the hard courts. Rybakina has already beaten some big names on the circuit this year and will fancy her chances of going deep at the BNP Paribas Open.

On the other hand, Putinseva comes into this event, fresh from her impressive run at Nur-Sultan last week, where she made the finals. In the first round at this year’s Indian Wells, the Kazak beat Andrea Petkovic in straight sets in the previous round.

While Putinseva has blown hot and cold, she has impressed on the hard courts, especially post the Tokyo Games. Till now, the 26-year-old holds a 13/11 win/loss record on the hard surface.  

Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva: Head to Head

Yulia Putintseva
Yulia Putintseva

These two have met only once before on the WTA tour. Putinseva beat Rybakina in three sets at Rome in 2020.

Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva: Prediction

Elena Rybakina
Elena Rybakina

Coming from the same part of the world, both girls will have a decent idea of each other’s game. That said, Rybakina is known to go hard on her first serve and win cheap points. She can also strike big from the baseline. Meanwhile, Putinseva struggled on her first serve in her last match and will be keen on making amends. Going by the recent momentum, Rybakina might avenge her last year’s defeat in Madrid.

Match Prediction: Elena Rybakina should win in three sets. 

Elena Rybakina vs Yulia Putinseva: Broadcast and Live Stream details

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