World No.31 Daria Kasatkina will take on World No.65 Magda Linette in the round of 16 of the Silicon Valley Classic Open on August 6, 2021.
Daria Kasatkina vs Magda Linette: Match Details
- Tournament: Silicon Valley Classic 2021
- Match: Daria Kasatkina vs Magda Linette
- Round: Quarterfinal
- Date: August 6th, 2021
- Prize Money: $15,500
- Venue: San Jose, California, USA
- Surface: Outdoor Hard Court
Daria Kasatkina vs Magda Linette: Preview
The Russian comes into this match after beating Caroline Garcia in the first round, despite being a set down. While Kasatkina didn’t enjoy her time on the clay, she would be pretty pleased with her performance on grass, where she made the finals in Birmingham and the quarters in Eastbourne. Erlier in the season, Kasatkina won two titles on the hard courts—Melbourne and St Petersburg. In the process, the 24-year-old has won 12 matches on the hard courts, which will aid her well in San Jose this week.
On the other hand, Linette comes into this match after beating Petra Martic in two, tight sets. She also beat Lesley Kerkhove comfortably in the opening round. As compared to her opponent, the Pole didn’t enjoy her time on the grass. On the hard courts, too she has only played five matches till now in 2021, which could be a differentiating factor going forward into this tournament.
Daria Kasatkina vs Magda Linette: Head to Head
These two have met once on the WTA tour. They met in Melbourne in 2018. On the occasion, Magda triumphed in two sets.
Daria Kasatkina vs Magda Linette: Prediction
Match Prediction: Daria Kasatkina should win in three sets.
Both players will feel good about their chances as they lock horns in the pre-quarters match. However, purely on merit and stats, Kasatkina should be seen as the favourite to progress ahead. That said, Linette too must be confident after beating Martic and if she can repeat her performance from the last match, then this match could go the distance.
Daria Kasatkina vs Magda Linette: Live Streaming & Where to Watch
- Japan : 11.00am
- Delhi: 7.30am
- New York: 10.pm
The Silicon Valley Classic is broadcast live on Tennis Channel and streamed on Tennis Channel Plus. It will also be televised by ESPN.