The Round of 16 of the Silicon Valley Classic has started making encounters spicy as it involves an all-American battle between world number 67 Sloane Stephens and world number 36 Danielle Collins in San Jose.
- Tournament: Silicon Valley Classic 2021
- Match: Sloane Stephens vs Danielle Collins
- Round: Round of 16
- Date: August 5th, 2021
- Prize Money: $15,500
- Venue: San Jose, California, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Sloane Stephens Vs Danielle Collins: Preview
Stephens has been on and off her whole career, and this year seems like an off-year for her. She is always a threat to win or lose any match, as evidenced at Wimbledon. There, she beat former champion Petra Kvitova in straight sets then lost to wildcard entrant Liudmila Samsonova.
Stephens opened her San Jose campaign with the same determination and poise she has shown in recent months, blowing away Catherine McNally 6-4, 6-2.
Collins is coming in playing great tennis. She won her first career title a couple of weeks ago in Palermo. She had no problem transitioning to hard courts, scoring a convincing first-round win over Shelby Rogers in straight sets. It has been a pretty consistent season for the American so far; she has reached at least the quarterfinals in six of the 10 events she has played, accumulating a 23-9 win-loss record.
Sloane Stephens Vs Danielle Collins : Head to Head
The American duo has never been paired against each other and hence their head to head stands at 0-0.
Sloane Stephens Vs Danielle Collins : Prediction
Having had a consistent season so far, Collins will arrive into this match with a lot of confidence. Her opponent, meanwhile, has blown hot and cold. If she cuts down on her double faults and remains aggressive, Collins should be expected to come away with the bragging rights in this one.
Prediction: Collins to win after 3 closely contested sets.
Sloane Stephens Vs Danielle Collins : Live Streaming and Where to Watch
- Japan: 11:00 am (August 6th)
- Delhi: 7:30 am (August 6th)
- New York: 10:00 pm
- Melbourne: 12:00 (August 6th)
- Brazil: 11:00 pm
The Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic is broadcast live on Tennis Channel and streamed on Tennis Channel Plus. It will also be televised by ESPN.