In the first round of the WTA Kremlin Cup 2021, World No. 17 and the 7th seeded Elena Rybakina will take on World No. 35 Marketa Vondrousova.
Elena Rybakina vs Marketa Vondrousova: Match Details
- Tournament: WTA Kremlin Cup 2021
- Match: Elena Rybakina vs Marketa Vondrousova
- Round: First Round
- Date: 19 October, 2021
- Prize money: $6,650
- Venue: Moscow, Russia
- Surface: Outdoor Hard court
Elena Rybakina vs Marketa Vondrousova: Preview
Elena Rybakina continues her fine form this season giving consistent performances. She had to retire in the semi-finals of the 2021 Chicago Classic and during her 2nd round match at the recently concluded 2021 Indian Wells, she did not look completely fit. This will be her 3rd appearance at the Kremlin Cup and the 2nd in the main-draw after having lost in the first round of the 2017 Kremlin Cup after winning 3 qualifying rounds.
Marketa Vondrousova will be making her Kremlin Cup debut this year and reaches Moscow from a shocking first-round defeat at the Indian Wells. Prior to playing at the Indian Wells, she made the semis of the 2021 Luxembourg Open and the Chicago Classic as well and was forced to give a walkover to eventual champion Garbine Muguruza suffering an injury.
Elena Rybakina vs Marketa Vondrousova: 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 Marketa Vondrousova: Prediction
Elena will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 78-43 and is 18-14 on the surface for the season while being 33-22 for the season across all surfaces. Marketa will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 66-37 having a 21-10 record on hardcourts this season while having a season record of 29-18 across all surfaces.
Looking at these numbers, their past performances and recent results, Elena Rybakina seems to be the one heading into the next round but Marketa won’t be a pushover and will definitely put up a great challenge and has all the potential to turn the match in her favour.
Prediction: Elena Rybakina to win in 3-sets.
Elena Rybakina vs Marketa Vondrousova: Live Streaming and Where to Watch
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