WTA Kremlin Cup 2021: Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya Preview, Head to head, Prediction and Live Stream

World No. 7 Maria Sakkari will take on World No. 101 Anna Kalinskaya in the round of 16 of the Kremlin Cup on October 20, 2021.

Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya will clash at the WTA Kremlin Cup 2021
Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya

World No. 7 Maria Sakkari will take on World No. 101 Anna Kalinskaya in the round of 16 of the Kremlin Cup on October 20, 2021.

Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya: Match Details

  • Tournament: WTA Kremlin Cup 2021
  • Match: Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya
  • Round: Round of 16
  • Date: October 20, 2021
  • Prize Money: $8,200
  • Venue: Moscow, Russia
  • Surface: Hard Court

Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya: Preview

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

Sakkari comes into this tournament after prematurely exiting in the first round of the 2021 Indian Wells last week. However, the Greek player did make the semifinals at the 2021 US Open, coupled with a runner-up cheque in Ostrava last month. Moreover, Sakkari has also enjoyed a decent time on the hard courts in 2021, owing to which she has won 21 matches on the surface.

It is not to be forgotten that the top-ranked Greek also reached the semis in Miami, Abu Dhabi and Melbourne earlier in the year and is the No.3 seed this week in Moscow.

On the other hand, Kalinskaya entered the Kremlin Cup as a qualifier and therefore was forced to beat three opponents on her way to the second round. That said, the Russian showed great character in making the fourth round of the recently concluded tournament in Indian Wells. She was denied a quarterfinal spot by Ons Jabeur.

The 22-year-old did reach the quarterfinals of Monterrey earlier in the year but has struggled to progress beyond the initial rounds in most tournaments till now in 2021.

Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya: Head to Head

Anna Kalinskaya
Anna Kalinskaya

These two players will be meeting for the first time on the WTA tour.

Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya: Prediction

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

While Sakkari has done well with her first serve in the last two matches that she played, the second delivery has been very ordinary. Coming into the opening round, the Greek will need to address her second serve. Meanwhile, the young Russian will do well to hold her own and stay at par with her experienced opponent.

Match Prediction: Maria Sakkari to win in straight sets.

Maria Sakkari vs Anna Kalinskaya: Live Streaming and Where to Watch

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