Wimbledon 2021: Maria Sakkari vs Arantxa Rus Preview, Head to Head and Prediction

15th seed Maria Sakkari will lock horns with Arantxa Rus in the first round of Wimbledon 2021. This will be their third meeting.

Maria Sakkari vs Arantxa Rus
Maria Sakkari vs Arantxa Rus

Fifteenth seed Maria Sakkari will be up against Arantxa Rus in the first round of Wimbledon 2021. Sakkari is ranked 18th in the world while Rus is the world no.84.

Maria Sakkari vs Arantxa Rus: Match Details

TournamentWimbledon 2021
MatchMaria Sakkari vs Arantxa Rus
RoundFirst Round
Date28th June, 2021
Prize Money$67,751
VenueWimbledon, Great Britain
SurfaceGrass Court

Maria Sakkari vs Arantxa Rus: Preview

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

Maria Sakkari created history at the French Open by becoming the first Greek woman to reach the Last 4 of a grand slam. It is fair to say that she is in the form of her life and will look to create an impact at Wimbledon too. She is one of the strongest baseline hitter on tour and is likely to go well on grass. However, she hasn’t player any tune up tournament on grass before travelling to the All England Club.

As for her opponent, Arantxa Rus, she has been in decent form. She bowed out of the first round of French Open before making it to the final of WTA 125k Bol where she lost to Jasmine Paolini. She then lost to in form Alize Cornet in the first round of the Bad Homburg Open. Rus has amazing serve which will once again come handy against Sakkari.

Maria Sakkari vs Arantxa Rus: Head-to-Head

Arantxa Rus
Arantxa Rus

This will be the third meeting between the duo. Sakkari leads the H2H 2-0. They last met at Miami earlier this year where the Greek won in straight sets.

Maria Sakkari vs Arantxa Rus: Prediction

Maria Sakkari
Maria Sakkari

Maria Sakkari will be the favorite to win given her recent form and rankings. Her game is well suited to grass but it will be interesting to see her movement as she hasn’t played any tournaments after French Open. For Rus, the key to trouble Sakkari will be her serve. Expect a thrilling match with Sakkari moving into the second round.

Prediction: Sakkari to win in straight sets.

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