Second-seeded player, Aryna Sabalenka, will be up against World No.193 Monica Niculescu in the opening round of the Wimbledon Championships 2021.
Aryna Sabalenka v Monica Niculescu: Match Details
|Match||Aryna Sabalenka vs Monica Niculescu|
|Date||28th June, 2021|
|Venue||Wimbledon, Great Britain|
Aryna Sabalenka v Monica Niculescu: Preview
On the other hand, Monica Niculescu recently won the doubles title at an ITF tournament in Great Britain on grass. As a result, she is coming prepared and might prove to be a big threat to Sabalenka in the first round. Besides, she is a qualifier at the Grand Slam who won all her three qualifying matches in straight sets.
While Niculescu will be ready to face the ruthless forehand of Sabalenka, the Belarusian player will have to find an answer to the Romanian’s cheeky drop shots.
Aryna Sabalenka v Monica Niculescu: Head-to-Head
World No.4 Sabalenka has faced Niculescu only one time in her career so far. As of now, she leads the head-to-head battle 1-0. The two crossed their paths at the Shenzhen Open 2018 where Sabalenka thrashed Niculescu in straight sets.
Aryna Sabalenka v Monica Niculescu: Prediction
Sabalenka will surely begin as the favorite before the match. She’ll try to not give any room to Niculescu and play her attacking tennis in order to establish an early momentum.
However, Niculescu has got a good service and can cause Sabalenka some trouble. Besides, after three recent wins, she has the momentum with and will try to take engage the Belarusian player in long rallies- an area she hasn’t worked well on in the recent past.
Final Prediction: Aryna Sabalenka to win in straight sets