In the second round of the WTA-1000 Indian Wells 2021, World No. 9 and the 6th seeded Maria Sakkari will take on World No. 46 Viktorija Golubic.
Maria Sakkari vs Viktorija Golubic: Match Details
- Tournament: Indian Wells Open 2021
- Match: Maria Sakkari vs Viktorija Golubic
- Round: 2nd Round
- Date: 9th October 2021
- Prize Money: $29,045
- Surface: Outdoor hard court
Maria Sakkari vs Viktorija Golubic: Preview
Maria Sakkari is set to make her 3rd appearance in the main-draw of the Indian Wells. She made her debut in 2018 reaching the 4th round and was defeated in the 1st round at the 2019 edition. She comes to the desert from a defeat in the finals of the 2021 Ostrava Open losing to Anett Kontaveit. She had reached the semi-finals of the 2021 US Open earlier.
Viktorija Golubic reaches the 2nd round at the Indian Wells for the first time as she defeats 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medallist Marketa Vondrousova 6-1, 4-6, 6-3. This is her maiden first-round win after 2 failed attempts. Prior to coming to California, she had faced 1st round defeats at the US Open and also the 2021 Chicago Classic.
Maria Sakkari vs Viktorija Golubic: Head to Head
This will be the first meeting between the duo, hence the head-to-head stands at 0-0.
Maria Sakkari vs Viktorija Golubic: Prediction
Golubic will come into the tie with a career Hardcourt record of 112-71 and is 14-9 on the surface for the season while having an overall surface record of 46-19 this season. Sakkari will take the court with a career Hardcourt record of 163-112 and is 21-10 on Hardcourts this season while being 34-16 across all surfaces for the season.
Looking at these numbers, their recent form and past few performances, it seems that Maria Sakkari will be the one heading into the next round.
Prediction: Maria Sakkari to win in 3-sets.
Maria Sakkari vs Viktorija Golubic: Broadcast and Live stream details
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