In the final clash at the WTA Berlin Open 2021, fifth-seeded Belinda Bencic will be up against Russian tennis star Ludmilla Samsonova.
Ludmilla Samsonova vs Belinda Bencic: Match Details
|Tournament||WTA Berlin Open 2021|
|Match||Ludmilla Samsonova vs Belinda Bencic|
|Date||20th June, 2021|
|Prize Money||$65,609 (INR 48,64,520)|
Ludmilla Samsonova vs Belinda Bencic: Preview
The 24-year-old Swiss tennis star Belinda Bencic has been remarkable this season. She has been extremely accurate and with her shot selection and has committed very few unforced errors. Belinda went past Alizé Cornet in the semi-final clash without much difficulty.
Belinda was dominant right from the word go. She won 67% of the first serve points and ended up winning the contest in straight sets by 7-5, 6-4. Although, she had to work hard against Ekaterina Alexandrova in the quarter-finals who took her to the third set.
After winning the first and dropping the second set, Bencic was able to win the deciding set and the game in the tie-breaker. Her incredibly play under pressure has allowed her to move into the finals of the coveted tournament. On the other hand, Ludmilla Samsonova is coming off a magnificent win in her semi-final clash.
She defeated seventh seed Victoria Azarenka without any difficulty at all. The Russian won 82% of the first serve points and ended up winning the match in straight sets by 6-4, 6-2. She is expected to give a tough fight to the Belinda Bencic.
Ludmilla Samsonova vs Belinda Bencic: Head to Head
These two players have never faced each other on the tennis court. Hence, the head-to-head record stands at 0-0.
Ludmilla Samsonova vs Belinda Bencic: Prediction
Belinda Bencic had a terrible French Open 2021. She was knocked out in the second round in straight sets by Daria Kasatkina. However, she has been in outstanding touch in the Bett1Open 2021 and is expected to win the finals as well.
Samsonova at the same time is expected to give a tough fight in the finals. She has defeated several highly-rated players to make her way into the finals. This is expected to be a nail-biting final which can go either way. However, the odds are slightly in the favor of Bencic.
Prediction: Belinda Bencic to win in 3 sets.