In the semi-final clash at the WTA Berlin Open 2021, seventh-seeded Victoria Azarenka will be up against Russian tennis star Ludmilla Samsonova.
Ludmilla Samsonova vs Victoria Azarenka: Match Details
|Tournament||WTA Berlin Open 2021|
|Match||Ludmilla Samsonova vs Victoria Azarenka|
|Date||19th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$32,401 (INR 24,02,342)|
Ludmilla Samsonova vs Victoria Azarenka: Preview
World no. 16, Victoria has been in fantastic form off-late. She went past Andrea Petkovic in her first-round clash without much hassle, eventually winning the game in straight sets by 6-4, 7-6. Azarenka did not drop a set until the quarter-final encounter where she faced Jessica Pegula.
American tennis star Pegula was able to stretch Azarenka in the final two sets after dropping the first one. She won the second set by Azarenka counter-attacked and ended up winning the contest by 6-2, 5-7, 6-4. During the match, Azarenka scored 90 points vs Pegula’s 81.
Victoria’s aggression has been amazing to witness this season. On the other hand, World no. 106 Ludmilla Samsonova has fought really hard in the tournament thus far. The Russian was stretched by Madison Keys in the quarter-final clash to a great extent.
However, the Russian defied all odds and confirmed a place in the semi-finals by going past Keys. Samsonova was put under a great deal of pressure by Keys. After dropping the first set, Keys thrashed Samsonova in the second set. However, Samsonova made a magnificent comeback and won the final set in the tie-breaker.
Ludmilla Samsonova vs Victoria Azarenka: Head to Head
This will be the first time when these two players will be up against each other. Hence, the head-to-head record stand at 0-0.
Ludmilla Samsonova vs Victoria Azarenka: Prediction
Victoria Azarenka has been in optimum touch in the Bett1Open 2021. She has moved around the court with great agility and hasn’t faced a lot of difficulties in moving past her opponents. Whereas Ludmilla Samsonova has battled hard to reach the semi-final stage.
There is no doubt about the fact that odds are definitely in the favor of Azarenka, however, Samsonova has shown great promise throughout the tournament and she is expected to give a tough fight to Azarenka as well.
Prediction: Victoria Azarenka to win in 3 sets.